Each year, the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) presents two awards during the League of California Cities City Managers Conference:
- The “City Manager of the Year” Award highlights city managers who have gone beyond the call of duty to lead and serve their community.
- The “Corporate Sponsor of the Year” Award goes to a partner that has been particularly helpful to CCMF members.
CCMF President Ken Striplin announced this year’s winners at the 2022 City Managers Conference in Monterey. The awards were presented as a part of the closing ceremony that took place on Friday, February 4.
2022 City Manager of the Year
CCMF gives its “City Manager of the Year” Award to city managers who provide exemplary leadership while delivering on important initiatives to benefit their community. This year’s recipient has shown immense resilience throughout the pandemic, all while continuing to address non-pandemic-related issues and everyday business for his city. This recipient has delivered on several major development projects by providing thoughtful and practical guidance.
Despite ample responsibility on his shoulders, he has selflessly offered his advice and support to fellow City Managers to address community concerns and facilitate resident engagement. This year, CCMF is honoring the City Manager of Burbank, Justin Hess!
2022 Corporate Sponsor of the Year
The CCMF Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award goes to a CCMF partner that has been particularly helpful to our members over the past year. CCMF’s events, resources and services would not be possible without the support of partners like this year’s winner: Kosmont Companies!
Kosmont Companies is a real estate firm that offers a range of services to both the public and private sectors. Their team of experts specializes in financial advisory, economic development, public financing, land use and entitlements, and more. CCMF values this partnership, as Kosmont Companies continuously shows their dedication to the City management community.
Congratulations and thank you to our 2022 CCMF Award winners!