Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman received the City Manager of the Year Award from the California City Managers Foundation (CCMF).

“I am proud of our City Manager for receiving this recognition from a professional association of peers consisting of several hundred city managers from across the state,” said Mayor Jefferson Wagner. “The City of Malibu has a long record of recognitions and awards for both the City organization and the staff that works every day to serve the community. Awards like this underscore the City’s widespread credibility and reputation for good management.”

The award was presented during the League of California Cities City Managers Department annual conference in San Diego. The Department represents city managers and assistant city managers from across the state. Ms. Feldman is the President-Elect of the City Managers Department of the League and leads nearly 480 city managers state-wide in this role. Presented annually as part of the League of California Cities Conference, the awards recognize individuals for their contribution to the city management profession.

Each year, the recipient of the award is chosen by a vote of the members of the Foundation Board, and is a reflection of Malibu’s excellent record of innovative, effective policy, legislation, management and high professional standards.

“The California City Management Foundation is proud to name Reva Feldman as our 2019 City Manager of the Year,” said Ken Pulskamp, Executive Director of CCMF. “In addition to navigating her city through recovery from a devastating natural disaster, she has found time to serve the city management community as President Elect of the League of California Cities City Managers Department. Reva is an inspirational leader and a strong example of what it means to pursue excellence within the city manager profession.”

The award was extended in recognition of Ms. Feldman’s going above and beyond by traveling to the City of Santa Rosa in 2017 to provide mutual aid during that city’s devastating wildfire. There, she served as the EOC Director in Santa Rosa’s Emergency Operations Center, offering crucial relief to that city’s Emergency Operations Center staff. The Tubbs Fire took the lives of at least 22 people destroyed 5,643 structures, half of which were homes in the City of Santa Rosa, and burned 36,807 acres. It was part of a complex of more than a dozen fires that impacted eight Northern California counties.

The Foundation also recognized Ms. Feldman’s ongoing contributions to the city management profession, including her mentoring of other city managers. Ms. Feldman has served as a facilitator for the CCMF New and Futures City Managers Seminars and is involved with Women Leading Government. More recently, she successfully led the City of Malibu’s emergency response during and after the Woolsey Fire, the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history and the worst natural disaster in the City of Malibu’s history. The Woolsey Fire killed three people, destroyed approximately 1,500 structures, more than 500 of them in Malibu, and burned nearly 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in November 2018.

The California City Management Foundation is the premier advocacy and support organization for City Managers in California. Their mission is to promote and encourage excellence in City Management in all of California’s 480 incorporated cities and towns. Through their extensive peer network, they offer guidance, support and advice for City Managers in all stages of their careers. Working with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) they help establish ethical standards in the industry. The CCMF sponsors events and conferences, provides legal advice, and maintains a library of resources for members to foster a professional community of City Managers. Learn more at

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer


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