With the size of the state and the diversity of its many cities, it is no wonder that there are a myriad of paths to becoming a California City Manager. In early 2018, CCMF gathered data from more than 60 California City Managers about their path to leadership.

For aspiring City Managers, the results show that there is no one way to get there. For current City Managers, it’s an enlightening look at the paths of your peers.

Pathways to City Manager - highlight

We hope this data will encourage both current and future CMs to view the role with fresh eyes, and value each unique road to leadership.