CCMF is pleased to award Scott Carney the first $5,000 Harvard Leadership Program Scholarship of the 2019-20 program year.

Scott Carney is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Stockton. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology-Organizational Studies from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

Scott Carney joined the City of Stockton leadership team as Deputy City Manager in 2014. In the midst of the City’s fiscal crisis, he helped to implement and continue the efforts to restore Stockton to solid footing. He oversees Administrative Services, Community Development, Municipal Utilities, and Public Works.

Scott has held positions in city, county and state government for over 20 years. Prior to Stockton, he was appointed by Governor Brown to manage fiscal services, human resources, and business services as Director of Administrative Services Division of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He previously held positions as appointed by then-Governor Schwarzenegger, first as Deputy Director of the Office of Fiscal Services in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, then as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Over the course of his career in not-for-profit and public agencies, Scott has combined his direct service background with financial and administrative acumen to efficiently deliver programs.

The Harvard Kennedy School scholarship program is open to active CCMF members who have been accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School’s “Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance” program. In particular, the Leadership Decision Making program teaches leaders to answer tough questions, improve the accuracy of estimates, and more effectively structure negotiations.

On behalf of us here at CCMF, congratulations to Scott! We look forward to your insights on how you will leverage what you learned to better manage your city.