2021 Event

The Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards 2021! 

December 3, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto.  Tickets On Sale Now!

Our Keynote Speakers
Gabriel Engeland,
City Manager, City of Los Altos
G Engeland Photo.jpg

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.

Peter Pirnejad

LAH City Manager
City Manager, Town of Los Altos Hills

Dr. Peter Pirnejad is a local government professional serving the City of Los Altos Hills, CA as City Manager.  Peter is an award-winning local government expert who has hands-on innovation, technology, and community engagement experience. With over 23 years local government experience in public administration, Peter had previously served as the City Manager for Foster City, Assistant City Manager for the City of Napa and as the Development Services Director for the City of Palo Alto. Peter has also served as a Senior Director for Global Public Sector Strategy at Oracle.  He has received awards recognizing his leadership in sustainability, building safety, and collaboration. His passion for advancing government technology earned him a range of innovation awards as well as a seat on several non-profit boards committed to promoting innovation in government, including Alliance for Innovation and CivStart.org