Catherine Connolly was honored at the Winter Conference Recognition Banquet with the unveiling of ACMA's newest Award named after her to
recognize Assistant City/County Managers who demonstrate exemplary service to their organization and community. Pam Kavanaugh, Assistant City Manager for the
City of Glendale took home the award that night.
The namesake of the Award, Catherine F. Connolly worked with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns for 34 years, a tenure that began in
1971. Cathy was appointed Executive Director of League in 1998 and served in that role until December 2005 when she retired. Cathy, an ACMA Life Member began
her career under the direction of Jack DeBolske and was continually promoted until becoming Assistant Director of the League in 1987. During her tenure with
the League, Cathy provided advocacy, support and guidance to the cities and towns in Arizona in countless ways. Cathy's dedication and remarkable service to
the League was the underlying inspiration for this award.