Pulskamp has more than 35 years of experience in local government administration, including 10 years as the Santa Clarita city manager.
The League’s City Managers’ Department awarded Pulskamp the “Advancement of Diverse Communities Award.” He was also the recipient of CCMF’s Distinguished California City Manager Award in 2010. In 2011, Pulskamp won the inaugural Wes McClure award from the League, honoring a city manager for leadership, transparency and creativity.
“It was a great honor to be asked to take on the role of Executive Director for CCMF,” said Pulskamp. “The values held by CCMF, namely leadership, transparency, and creativity, are qualities I hold dear, both professionally and personally.”
The CCMF board voted to appoint Pulskamp at its Jan. 10 CCMF meeting after Rita Geldert announced her intention to resign due to health concerns. “Rita has been a critical part of the organization’s success since she first joined the board in 2000 and our profession as a whole owes her a debt of gratitude,” said Wade McKinney, CCMF president. “Hers were not easy shoes to fill, and we feel very fortunate that Ken Pulskamp is up for the challenge.”
“This past year has been a highlight of my career,” said Geldert. “I know Ken will bring his thoughtful voice and patient personality to the position, and keep CCMF growing along with the profession. His dedication to public service makes him an excellent choice to keep CCMF moving forward.”
Pulskamp officially stepped into the position as of Feb. 1. His “Meet Your City Manager” interview is available online