City of Salinas
Ray Corpuz has been in local government for over 45 years. Ray has over 25 years serving as City Manager, currently for the City of Salinas, California, since 2012, and previously for the cities of Seaside, California, and Tacoma, Washington. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, economic development, labor relations, human resources, budget and finance, contract management, capital projects, intergovernmental relations, and legislative policy development and enactment. He has a successful administrative record that includes improving city services and employee performance through total quality management. Ray has received awards for excellence in management, innovation, intergovernmental relations, citizen involvement and public service. In 2012, Ray received the Award for the Advance of Diverse Communities by the California League of Cities, as well as the National Public Service Award from the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration. This year he has received the Award of Excellence from California American Planners Association for the Economic Development Element. In addition, he received the Monterey County Business Association Award for Economic Development for 2015. He was also awarded the 3CMA Bronze National Award for Marketing and Branding Economic Development.