CCMF is pleased to announce the recipients of its fourth annual Wes McClure Scholarship: Anna Guiles of Mills College and Miranda Lutzow of California State University, Stanislaus.

“We received a number of excellent applications for this year’s scholarship,” said Sean Quinn, acting administrator for the CCMF scholarship. “The selection process was very difficult, due to the impressive credentials of those who applied.”

Anna Guiles declared her major in Public Policy during her first year as an undergraduate. During her junior year, she was inspired by an alumni to pursue a career in city management and has since spent two summers as in intern in the City of Chico City Manager’s office. She is scheduled to receive her MPP from Mills College this coming May.

Currently working as the Assistant City Clerk at the City of Merced, Miranda Lutzow will receive her MPA this coming spring. After graduating with a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice & Public Policy from the University of Guelph in Canada, she continued on to earn post-graduate certificates in Human Resource Management and Small Business Management, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Law & Security Administration.

Wes McClure, for whom the scholarship was named, worked as city manager of San Leandro for 28 years. He passed away at the age of 94 on December 20, 2009. Wes had many outstanding attributes, including an unparalleled ability to listen. His patience and skill in this regard contributed enormously to his successful career working with city councils and impacted CCMF directly during the formation of the foundation, in which Wes played an integral part. The award was created in honor of Wes’ outstanding and significant contributions to the City Managers’ Department, League of California Cities, the State of California, and the city management profession.

“These ambitious and industrious young women represent the future of city management in California,” said Wade McKinney, President of CCMF. “We are honored to support their education and look forward to seeing them grow professionally.”

From all of us here at CCMF, congratulations Anna and Miranda.