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ACMA Honors Gina Montes with Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership
ACMA recognized this year's Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership to Gina Montes, Neighborhood and Family Services Director for the City of Avondale. Introduced four years ago, this award is designed to recognize associate ACMA members who contribute to the profession through their organization at an associate level rather than a CEO level.

Ms. Montes has been an exceptional supporter and leader for ACMA and our members. In the past couple of years, she has dedicated countless amounts of time and effort for a number of key service areas for ACMA. In 2012, Gina volunteered to chair the ICMA Arizona Host Committee-Volunteer Airport Subcommittee. This was a diverse project that required providing volunteers around the clock for three days to greet guests to the conference, direct them though the airport, and help get them to conference hotels.

She was also responsible for working directly with ICMA liaisons on arrangements for foreign dignitaries providing transportation to and from the conference and providing gifts for the dignitaries. After the ICMA conference, Gina served as vice chair of the ACMA 2013 Winter Conference Planning Committee and then chair the 2013 Summer Conference Planning Committee.

Gina has also chaired the Marvin Andrews and Esser scholarship nominating committee for the past couple of years. She has served as a role model to our members and to our emerging leaders. Her positive attitude and generous spirit is obvious to all that serve with her. In her position with the city of Avondale, she is a dedicated public servant who strives to enhance the quality of life by improving and strengthening Avondale neighborhoods, fostering self-reliance and instilling pride.

Gina was recently promoted to the position of assistant city manager in the city of Avondale. Her new position is a testament to Gina's initiative and dedication to the profession and her fervent commitment to the Avondale community.
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