The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is pleased to announce our five winners of the 2020 Wes McClure Scholarship:
- Angela Chavez-Monroy – Cal Poly Pomona
- Connie Ho – California State University, Long Beach
- Antony V. López – University of Southern California
- Jennifer Venema – University of Southern California
- Aaron Wodka – Cal State Fullerton
Wes McClure, for whom our annual scholarship was named, served 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.
This award was created in honor of Wes’s outstanding and significant contributions to the City Manager’s Department, League of California Cities, the State of California and the City Management profession.
“This year, as part of our commitment to fostering the growth of future city managers, the CCMF Board of Trustees unanimously approved the expansion of the number of Wes McClure scholarships available annually from two to five,” said Fran Mancia, Chair of the CCMF Scholarship Committee. “I am very pleased that CCMF as an organization is in a position to fund five deserving applicants. The scholarship committee was very impressed with the overall caliber of all the applicants, their experiences and especially their commitment to public service. I am looking forward to seeing all of their careers develop over time. They will no doubt serve local government very well.”