2024 New & Future City Managers Seminar:
To be announced

Applications will open in July. 

The city management profession is a challenging mix of fiscal management, politics, legal issues, and public relations (to name a few). The California City Management Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of city managers in navigating these challenges. Our largest effort is the annual New & Future City Managers Seminar or “NFCM Seminar.” If your Assistant City Manager or someone else in your peer network could benefit from the NFCM Seminar, please share this opportunity with them!

2023 New & Future City Manager Participants

What is the NFCM Seminar?

The NFCM Seminar is a longstanding annual workshop hosted by CCMF, geared toward helping new City Managers and those on track to become City Managers in the future. The group is limited to 25 participants who spend nearly all of their time together in close discussions, eating meals together, and staying at the same hotel. Group discussions are led by long-tenured City Managers who act as facilitators.

What will I learn at the NFCM Seminar?

In this intensive multi-day workshop, senior city managers share a wide range of keen insights and legendary stories that help guide and inform participants’ career choices. This event is a rare opportunity for new and soon-to-be City Managers to trade ideas and receive mentoring from seasoned veterans. We look forward to it all year!

Where/when will the 2023 Seminar be?

CCMF will host the 2023 NFCM Seminar from at The Westin Pasadena hotel. The Seminar will begin at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, November 8 and end at approximately noon on Friday, November 10.

All events and networking activities will be at/near the hotel. CCMF Foundation Circle-and-above sponsors will have the opportunity to join the opening night dinner and reception.

What do past Seminar participants have to say?

Kurt Wilson

“As a new City Manager, the New & Future City Managers Seminar was the most valuable training I attended. It gave me the opportunity to talk shop with people who understood my new role, and the insights from experienced City Managers really got my career off to the right start. I highly recommend NFCM for anyone serious about making an investment in this one-of-a-kind career!”- Kurt Wilson, Former City Manager of Stockton and a 2010 NFCM Seminar participant

Jim Lewis

“Before considering taking the step to City Manager, the New & Future City Managers Seminar is a MUST! It taught me a number of valuable lessons and also identified some key blind spots I had not considered before. That weekend literally connected me to my first Assistant City Manager job and gave me the confidence to know I had what it took to be a City Manager.”- Jim Lewis, City Manager of Atascadero and a 2004 NFCM Seminar participant