Santa Clarita City Manager, Ken Striplin, has been recognized with the 2021 Award for Career Excellence in Memory of Mark E. Keane by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). This prestigious award is only given to one honoree each year, selected from nominations of City Managers across the country and around the globe.
ICMA reports that 2021 saw the highest number of applicants ever submitted for this award. The Award for Career Excellence in Memory of Mark E. Keane recognizes an outstanding chief local government administrator who has fostered representative democracy by enhancing the effectiveness of local elected officials and by consistently initiating creative and successful programs. ICMA is the leading organization of local government professionals dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the world.