Palm Springs City Manager David H. Ready received the City Manager Wes McClure’s Award of Distinction from the League of California Cities.
Ready received the prestigious statewide honor this week via Zoom at the League of California Cities City Directors’ Conference.
“It is an honor to recognize Dr. Ready for his 20 years of leadership as City Manager of Palm Springs, ”said the chairman of the League of California Cities department of city managers and Yountville City Manager Steve Rogers. “He is a true civil servant whose commitment has contributed to an extraordinary economic and cultural renaissance of its community.
The nomination was led by pro tem Mayor Lisa Middleton, members of the City Council and Charlie McClendon, City Manager of Cathedral City, who serves as Chairman of the Riverside County Division City Managers Regional Group.
Ready was selected to receive the competitive award by general members of the municipal managers’ department.
The award is named after Wes McClure, the former city manager of San Leandro, Calif., Whose contributions to the profession have been substantial during his long career.
Ready, who is retiring after nearly 21 years of service in Palm Springs, is unique in the profession of city manager with a doctorate in law and a doctorate. in politics Science. He also teaches public administration part-time as an adjunct faculty member at State of Cal San Bernardino.
“Supervise and teach his students, many of whom have come to town hall to see good government in action, made Dr Ready an exceptional role model for the future generations of government leaders in his class who have gleaned enormous knowledge from his years of expertise in the city management profession, ”said Middleton, who noted that Ready was also an exceptional mentor and role model for his executive the management team of the town hall.
“During his tenure as city manager, Palm Springs went from a sleepy village to a global destination. Residents returned their homes and neighborhoods to their mid-century modern glory, our arts and entertainment culture has been uplifted and our downtown area has been revitalized through a creative public / private partnership, ”said Mayor Christy Holstege.
“With great gratitude, we thank Dr. David Ready for his distinctive vision and leadership. and we applaud the California League of Cities for recognizing his extraordinary career ”, said Holstege.
The last day of Ready at Town Hall will be April 1. Justin Clifton, the current city manager of Sedona, Arizona, will take the reins on Monday, April 5.
Click Below to Watch David Ready Reflect on His 20 Years of Service in Palm Springs
Palm Springs City Manager David Ready looks back on 20 years of pre-retirement service