The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership introduced the
City Manager in Residence Program in 2011, as part of a collaborative effort developed
by the California International City Manager Association (Cal-ICMA) to offer students
in graduate public policy and public administration programs the opportunity to learn
first-hand from some of the best city managers in California.
The city managers in residence share their experiences with the school's Master of
Public Policy candidates over a course of two days on the Malibu campus. In addition
to a formal lecture, they serve as a mentor to students specializing in state and
local policy, offering career advice and answering questions; address classes in the
state and local policy track; and meet with members of the school's student chapter
of the International City/County Manager's Association (ICMA).