During the Conference in Sedona, ACMA honored Rebecca Kunsberg as the 2008 Esser Scholar. Rebecca is a Management Intern in for the Town of Marana
and is currently attending Graduate School at University of Arizona for her Masters in Public Administration and Policy. The Esser Scholarship is a
$2,000 award given to a student who is already working full time for a local government.
Joseph Jarvis was honored at the Winter Conference as the 2008 Marvin A. Andrews Scholar. Joseph attends Arizona State University and is working
toward his Masters in Public Administration. The Marvin A. Andrews Scholarship is awarded to a traditional full-time student who exhibits a strong
interest in pursuing a career in local government. ACMA provides matching funds to a city or town with a population of less than 50,000 or a county
under 100,000 in order to host the Andrews Scholar as an intern.