“I am a third-generation City Manager: my father served as City Manager in a number of cities in California and my grandfather was the City Manager of Richmond, Virginia.”
CCMF strives to encourage and support excellence in city management. The following individuals demonstrate the characteristics of top-notch civic leaders.
“Maintaining the City’s fiscal health is the key to providing services that impact citizens’ daily lives the most.”
“Growing up, I always had an interest in government and public service. I truly value the ability to have a positive impact on someone.”
“Every day as a City Manager, you are faced with decision-making and problem-solving opportunities. For me, that is one of the most rewarding and important parts of the job.”
Jeff Kolin is the City Manager of Beverly Hills, CA. CCMF caught up with Jeff to ask him some questions about where he has worked, why he entered city management and what some of the highlights are of his career.
Marcia Raines, city manager for Millbrae, sat down with CCMF staff to offer her insights and wisdom into the city management profession. Marcia has years of professional experience in local government and offers some good insights on transparency and communications.
Rita Geldert is a past-president of the California City Management Foundation and has been an active member of its Board of Trustees for many years. She currently serves as the city manager of Vista, CA in San Diego County.