Avenu has renewed its sponsorship of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF). This reflects the company’s acknowledgement of CCMF’s importance in elevating the city management profession in California through scholarships and programs.
CCMF provides critical support to California’s municipal executives throughout their careers. The educational and networking support, especially now when cities have so many competing priorities, is essential to the executives to thrive as leaders.
CCMF provides support to current and future city managers in several ways. The Wes McClure Scholarship is awarded to two graduate students who are currently serving in or are pursuing a career in local government. The Harvard Leadership Program Scholarship provides financial assistance for up to three current CCMF members who are accepted into the Harvard Leadership Decision Making program at the Kennedy School of Executive Education. For current city managers, CCMF offers the New and Future City Managers Seminar to guide and inform participants’ choices.
Through an alliance with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Foundation helps to establish ethical standards in the industry. CCMF also offers an array of members-only resources to help city managers develop their careers.
“CCMF is grateful for the continued support of Avenu. As a company built around the practice of helping local governments across the country maximize their revenue and function as effectively as possible, they are a valued partner of the CCMF organization,” says Wade McKinney, CCMF President.