Award Sponsors

With support from the Zimmerman family, the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards are sponsored by the Center for the Future of Arizona and the following organizations:


Arizona City and County Managers Association (ACMA)

The Arizona City/County Management Association was established in 1954. It is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge and ability of city, town, and county managers, as well as other local government administrators and to strengthen the quality of local government in the State of Arizona through professional management, education, training, and the mutual exchange of information.

The ACMA cooperates with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the International City/County Management Association, various public institutions of higher learning in Arizona, and other organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting local government management. The organization was incorporated in 1998. It currently has approximately 280 members and is staffed by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.


Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA)

Proudly serving the people of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Administration enables government agencies to operate efficiently and effectively by providing support services and serving as a leader of statewide programs and solutions.


County Supervisors Association of Arizona (CSA)

For 30 years, the CSA has served as a forum for county officials to address important issues facing local constituents. The association provides a mechanism to share information among county officials and professional staff, and works to advance issues of county interest with the state and federal governments. Membership includes the 55 elected supervisors from Arizona’s 15 counties.


The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) was established in 1952, to provide a united voice for tribal governments located in the State of Arizona to address common issues of concern and the means for united action on matters that affect them collectively or individually. Today, ITCA has 21 member tribes that receive on-going training and technical assistance that ensure self-determination through participation in policy and program development for their communities.


League of Arizona Cities and Towns

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state of Arizona. It provides policy and legislative advocacy, information and inquiry services, along with publications and educational programs to strengthen the quality and efficiency of municipal government. It was founded in 1937 to serve the interests of cities and towns and to preserve the principles of home rule and local determination.


Cox Communications

Cox understands the importance of serving the communities in which our employees and customers live and work. For us, philanthropy is more than a buzzword – it's a mission and an opportunity to use our time, talent and technology in ways that strengthen cities, businesses and future generations.