Below are a few highlights from CCMF’s events and involvement at the 2016 League of California Cities City Managers Department Meeting in Indian Wells:

Nearly 300 people attended the 2016 CCMF Annual Member Dinner in Indian Wells, held at Anthony Gonsalves’s home. Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of “Frank and Marilyn” during a cocktail hour, followed by a four-course dinner and a pop-up cigar bar. At the dinner, CCMF President Wade McKinney publicly thanked CCMF’s sponsors for making the event possible and presented two awards:

  1. The CCMF City Manager Award to Bruce Channing, City Manager of Laguna Hills
  2. The CCMF Corporate Sponsor Award to Mitch Barker of PARS

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CCMF Annual Member Dinner

A panorama view of the 2016 CCMF Annual Member Dinner in Indian Wells

About 80 golfers took advantage of sunny skies and warm weather at CCMF’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament. The team of Bruce Channing, Brett Channing, Steve Gedestad and Gene Rogers had the lowest Gross score. Click here to view the Photo Album on Facebook, and feel free to Tag yourself!

CCMF Golf Tournament winners

Lowest Gross winners: Steve Gedestad, Bruce Channing, Gene Rogers, Brett Channing

CCMF President Wade McKinney, Vice President Ken Striplin and Executive Director Ken Pulskamp helped close out the League’s City Managers Department Meeting with a morning session titled “Efficiency in Cities: How to Build a Better Mouse Trap.” Attendees learned concrete ideas of ways to make their own organizations more efficient, thanks in part to real examples from Striplin’s current efforts in Santa Clarita.

Building a Better Mouse Trap

Marcia Raines moderating “Building a Better Mouse Trap” with Wade McKinney, Ken Striplin & Ken Pulskamp

Last, but not least, CCMF partnered with Frank Benest and Cal-ICMA to provide this year’s “Encore” Workshop — an information-packed seminar that aims to help retiring or retired city managers learn how to leverage their experiences and skills for careers beyond city management. Over 20 local government managers attended to listen to guest speaker Mike Conduff, a former city manager from Texas, share his own “next phase” story and tips for preparing for one’s “encore.” Resources are available on the Cal-ICMA website.