2021 Event

Save the date for the Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards 2021!  The event will be held on December 3, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto.  Tickets will be available soon!

Our Keynote Speaker
Gabriel Engeland,
City Manager, City of Los Altos

Gabriel Engeland is a municipal government professional serving the City of Los Altos, CA as City Manager.  Prior to his current position, Gabe served as the City Manager in Sierra Madre, CA and Trinidad, CO as well as in executive level positions for the communities Gilbert, AZ, and Tacoma, WA.  Gabe earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Human Resources Development from Louisiana State University and is currently serving his second term as an appointed member of the ICMA International Committee.  He also holds various certifications in Economic Development and Emergency Preparedness.


Gabe’s government interests include long-term budget management that is realistic, breaking down bureaucracy, honest infrastructure assessment, and building an organization that is transparent and responsive for residents and businesses. Gabe used to have personal interests, but since the birth of his daughter in January of 2017, he now only pursues activities that involve resting, sleeping, and/or napping.  Gabe thinks he’s witty, but many, many people disagree.