Every March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus invites State Senators and Assemblymembers to select an outstanding woman from their district to recognize for her significant contributions to her community.
I am proud to honor Kimberley Summers, City Manager of Murrieta, as the 2021 Woman of the Year for our 67th Assembly District!
Kim Summers has served as the Murrieta City Manager since 2017. During her public service, she has earned a stellar reputation of being an engaged and professional leader with a hands-on approach who has built a culture of transparency, integrity, and commitment to ethics.
She has played key roles in budget preparation, strategic planning, community outreach, policy formation, employee development, and customer service initiatives. Her leadership has strengthened programs in public safety, parks and recreation, library services, environmental issues, and economic development. She also successfully navigated the city through the pandemic, keeping city workers and the community safe, and Murrieta financially secure.
Summers was recently awarded the “Ethical Hero Award” from California Affiliation of the International City Management Association (Cal-ICMA).
Traditionally the Women of the Year are invited to Sacramento for a formal recognition ceremony on the Assembly floor, but pandemic restrictions have altered the celebrations. During the March 2nd Murrieta City Council Meeting, I surprised Kim with this honor and presented her with an Assembly Resolution and award from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Please join me in congratulating Kim Summers as our 67th District Woman of the Year!