Our Newest Harvard Leadership Program Scholarship Winner

The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is pleased to award Kevin Kearney the second of three $5,000 Harvard Leadership Program Scholarships.

Kevin Kearney is the City Manager of Bradbury. He earned his Masters in Public Administration from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine. He has additionally obtained numerous certifications, the most recent being a Leadership Academy certification from the City of Beverly Hills.

Kevin’s tenure as a City Manager began with his current position at the City of Bradbury; however, his local government experience encompasses long-term Management Analyst positions at both the City of Bradbury and City of Beverly Hills. Further, Kevin helped to coordinate the 2016 Municipal Financial Management Program we co-sponsored with MuniServices and MMASC. That program provided students with the critical intersection of municipal strategy, leadership, and finance tools.

As one of the younger City Managers in the state, Kevin’s participation in the Harvard Leadership Program will help him excel in the city management profession. Backed by the skills and lessons learned from the program, his passion of keeping abreast of global events and his ambition to conquer more complex challenges will ultimately allow him to achieve his goal of making a difference in the lives of many.

This scholarship is open to active CCMF members who have been accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School’s “Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance” program. There are still two scholarships left to be awarded in our 2017-18 program year. The Leadership Decision Making program teaches leaders to answer tough questions, improve the accuracy of estimates, and more effectively structure negotiations.

“Kevin is one of the rising stars in the city management community and we are happy to support him as he pursues excellence in the city management profession,” said CCMF President Wade McKinney. “We know that Kevin has a clear willingness to learn and grow in his capacity as a public servant, and we hope this scholarship helps him as he settles in as the newest City Manager of Bradbury.”

On behalf of us here at CCMF, congratulations to Kevin!

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