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ACMA has developed the following awards and scholarships to ensure that members are recognized for outstanding service and have the opportunity to challenge themselves by participating in an international professional development program. The ACMA Board and membership is also very active in recruiting students in the field of local government management. This commitment is reflected in some of the scholarships ACMA offers.
John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award |
Catherine F. Connolly Outstanding Assistant City/County Manager Award |
ACMA Life Membership | Rachel Hut Bremen Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership |
The Harvard Senior Executive Scholarship | Esser and Andrews Scholarships
John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award
The John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award, was created in 1997 to recognize City/County Managers who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in local government and who have made life contributions in serving the profession. This award is the highest honor that ACMA may bestow upon a member. The namesake of the award, Jack DeBolske, was the Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns for 40 years. The award winner is recognized at the Winter Conference.
Click here to download the nomination form for the 2019 John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award
Previous John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award Recipients
2018   John Kross, Town Manager, Town of Queen Creek

2017   Bob Flatley, Former City Manager, City of Coolidge

2016   Gayle Mabery, Town Manager, Town of Clarkdale

2015   Gilbert Davidson, Town Manager, Town of Marana

2014   Chris Brady, City Manager, City of Mesa

2013   Ken Buchanan, Town Manager, Town of Fountain Hills

2012   Cynthia Seelhammer, Retired Deputy City Manager, City of Phoenix

2011   Jimmy Jayne, County Manager, Navajo County

2010   W. Mark Pentz, City Manager, City of Chandler

2009   Terry Ellis, Retired City Manager, City of Peoria

2008   Jim Thompson, City Manager, City of Casa Grande

2007   George Flores, Retired Deputy City Manager, City of Phoenix

2006   Mike Hutchinson, Retired City Manager, Mesa

2005   Lloyd Harrell, Retired City Manager, Chandler

2004   Frank Fairbanks, City Manager, Phoenix

2003   Stephen Cleveland, City Manager, Goodyear

2002   Paul Nordin, Town Manager, Fountain Hills

2001   Dick Bowers, City Manager, Scottsdale

2000   Ed Beasley, Asst. City Manager, Glendale

1999   Louis Sorenson, City Manager, Kingman

1998   Marty Vanacour, City Manager, Glendale
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