The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Wes McClure Scholarship:

  • Kristin Shigenaga – University of La Verne
  • Jilla Nadimi – University of Southern California
  • Jaquelyn Salgado – California State University, 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.

About Our 2024 Winners

Kristin Shigenaga is a second year student pursuing her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Management and Leadership from the University of La Verne. City managers that she has been lucky to connect with so far in her career have come from various backgrounds, but all have one thing in common—strong leadership skills—and that’s what she hopes to gain from her program.



Jilla Nadimi is dedicated to public service and global initiatives, inspired by her early challenges as an immigrant. Over the past six years, she has worked with teams in East Africa, Latin America and the Middle East for the humanitarian NGO Alight, providing secure housing for over 15,000 displaced Ukrainians. She is now pursuing a Master in Public Administration at the University of Southern California.





Jaquelyn Salgado is dedicated to continuing to gain valuable knowledge and experience with the support of the Wes McClure scholarship. Furthering her education at California State University, Fullerton will equip her to address issues facing California communities and to find better policy solutions than the ones currently in place. Jaquelyn believes working at the local level, in city government, is where she can make the most impact by continuing her research and applying public policy.