Members of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) will host a session titled “Benefits of Diversity in Municipal Management” during the League of California Cities (LOCC or League) Annual Conference. The panel will include Pat Martel (former City Manager of Daly City), Kurt Wilson (City Manager of Stockton), and Lori Sassoon (Deputy City Manager of Rancho Cucamonga). Paul Arevalo (City Manager of West Hollywood) will moderate the session on Thursday, September 13 from 1 – 2:15 p.m.
When it comes to your city management staff, do they look, think and speak like the residents you serve? Having a truly diverse City staff can lead to some enormous benefits, such as creative problem-solving and the growth of a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work environment. And the more your community can identify with your Staff, the better your public engagement can be. In this session, our panelists will share why they value diversity in their staff and how to grow a diverse workplace.
From September 12-14 in Long Beach, the Annual Conference is a prime opportunity for city leaders to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of California cities, the League and local government leaders. This year is the League’s 120th Anniversary.
For more information on the Annual Conference, please visit the League’s website.