California City Management Foundation | Supporting and encouraging excellence in city management since 1985.

CCMF is the premier advocacy and support organization for City Managers. Our mission is to promote and encourage excellence in City Management in all of California’s 480 incorporated cities.
Through our extensive peer network we offer guidance, support and advice for City Managers in all stages of their careers. Working with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) we help establish ethical standards in the industry. We sponsor luncheons and conferences, provide legal advice, and maintain a library of resources for our members. We do a lot of things, but above all, we foster a community of City Managers, both online and off.

Commentary: Empowering the Next Generation of City Managers to Thrive

After decades of managing California cities and direct involvement with the California City Management Foundation, I’m (admittedly) a biased source when it comes to the question, “Is being a city manager worth it?” The “it” meaning an always-rising combination of internal and external pressures to perform and appease several masters simultaneously. The city manager profession […]

Women In Leadership: The #13Percent Movement

Women In Leadership: The #13Percent Movement Thanks to a 2013 survey performed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Task Force on Women in the Profession, we all came face-to-face with the hard truth that “only 13 percent of all chief administrative officer (CAO) positions are filled by women, the same percentage as in 1981.” […]