The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its second annual Wes McClure Scholarship: Jason Constantouros and Joshua Soliz.


Jason is a master of public administration student at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and has an undergraduate degree from UCLA. He volunteered at the office of Senator Leland Yee in 2011. He comes from a family with deep involvement in public service.

Joshua works for the City of Orange as an engineer and is pursuing his masters of public administration at California State University Long Beach. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, he was involved in Engineers Without Borders on a project in northern Thailand.

Wes McClure, for whom the scholarship was named, worked 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. The award was created in honor of Wes’ outstanding and significant contributions to the City Managers’ Department, League of California Cities, the State of California, and the city management profession.

These scholarships are a direct result of the collaboration of CCMF with the former Public Service Skills (PSS). “We are pleased for the second year to provide scholarships to two outstanding recipients,” said Wade McKinney, president of CCMF. “We look forward to supporting the future generations of city leaders and thank PSS for their confidence in CCMF administering this program.”

For more information, please contact Sean Quinn at 707-428-7400.