ACMA Honors Jim Thompson with 2008 DeBolske Award
In an evening full of surprise, excitement and emotion, ACMA honored Jim Thompson, City Manager, Casa Grande, as the recipient of the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award for his dedicated service to the City of Casa Grande, the profession, and our association.

Jim Thompson has been a local government manager for 21 years and an ACMA member for nearly eight years.

During his career as the City Manager in Casa Grande Jim has shown a great deal of compassion for the citizens of the community. Jim serves not only serves on several professional boards and organizations, he also volunteers with several organizations that assist young people. Jim also encourages his staff to become involved in volunteer opportunities in the community.

Jim has also been very active in encouraging others that aspire to careers in local government management. He is committed to making time to mentor both current and former employees who are committed to joining the profession. Jim is also working on a new program for the City of Casa Grande that will get high school kids involved in local government.

During his time as an ACMA member Jim has attended numerous conferences, worked on the conference planning committee and will serve as a Board member starting this year.
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