CCMF Mission Statement:

The mission of the California City Management Foundation is to promote and encourage excellence in city management in all of California’s 480+ incorporated cities and towns.

Expanded Mission Statement:

Through our extensive peer network we offer guidance, support and advice for City Managers in all stages of their careers. Working with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) we help establish ethical standards in the industry. We sponsor luncheons and conferences, provide legal advice, and maintain a library of resources for our members. We do a lot of things, but above all, we foster a community of City Managers, both online and off.

There are five essential roles for CCMF to play in the lives of city managers:

  1. Celebrate individual city managers and our profession
  2. Support policies that make for successful, manageable and enduring cities
  3. Ensure the profession remains attractive to the best talent to ensure good city managers are available to cities
  4. Help current and future city managers advance their careers with education, training and career transition.
  5. Encourage and support managers through difficult times.

By focusing on these key areas, CCMF will have a sustainable mission in purpose in the years ahead and add value to our members’ lives.

2021-23 Strategic Plan:

  1. Advancing the Profession Through Meaningful Data: CCMF will produce an annual report tracking the length of city manager tenures in the state.
  2. Creating More Connections: To strengthen our extensive peer network and lay the groundwork for more regional events, CCMF will develop and maintain a “pin drop” map showing where CCMF members are located.
  3. Celebrating City Managers: Highlighting the many faces, stories and lessons learned of city managers across the state is a continuing priority for CCMF. CCMF will expand the Profiles in Management series in 2021-23 to help give city managers the recognition they deserve.
  4. Upgrading Membership Management: CCMF is pursuing an “auto-renewal” membership option so you never have to worry whether your membership has expired. This may be part of a member management system upgrade with many new exciting features, so stay tuned.

To learn more about CCMF, visit our Press Materials page.