Sponsored by the City Managers Associations of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Participant Application Process

Applicants must submit a completed application, be recommended by their organization and be selected as a participant by the program placement committee. Applicants will be invited to an interview with the placement committee to assess their background and experience and what they hope to accomplish after the program. Based on the committee’s assessment, we will do our best to coordinate with agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to match them to a meaningful assignment.

Assignments run for three months from September through December, giving participants an opportunity to supercharge their careers and acquire new experiences, relationships and competencies to benefit them and their organization.

The application packet consists of two parts:

  • The application provides the basis for evaluation by describing the applicant’s background and career goals.
  • The Supervisor, Department Head and City/County Manager (or Chief Executive) Recommendation ensures the applicant’s supervisor is aware and supportive of the applicant’s participation in the program. All signatures must be obtained prior to submission. The completed form must be uploaded when submitting

Participant Application

Sample Application Form

Participant Application and Recommendation Form PDF 


Host Application Process

We ask interested agencies to complete an application to describe the opportunity available in their organization. We do our best to find an one-to-one match for your position; however, due to the variety of skills and experience levels of those in the talent pool, this is not always possible. The completed form must be submitted with approval from the agency’s chief executive.

Host Application

Sample Application Form

Host Application

2019 Timeline

Application Period:
April 1, 2019 – May 3, 2019

May: Application Screening and Interviews

June: Application Notifications

July: Participant Networking Event

August: Program Kick-Off

September: Exchange Begins

October: Learning Forum

November: Cohort Learning Forum and Activity

December: Placement Ends and MTEP Graduation