SOURCE: League of California Cities

League of California Cities

February 04, 2010 17:25 ET

National City's Chris Zapata Recognized by the League of California Cities for Advancing Community Diversity

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - The League of California Cities City Managers Department today honored Chris Zapata, City Manager for National City, with its Award for the Advancement of Diverse Communities. The award was created to recognize a city manager or assistant city manager who has made promoting diversity in the community a top priority through city programs, policies and practices.

National City faced a structural deficit when Zapata came on board. As city manager, he implemented a diverse team to help the city recover financially.

National City Human Resources Director Stacey Stevenson nominated Zapata for the award. "Mr. Zapata understood that a homogenous workplace would not breed the richness of ideas to spur the economic revitalization essential to National City's future," says Stevenson.

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.

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