Del Mar highlighted as part of Strong Cities/Strong State campaign

The city of Del Mar was profiled as part of the ongoing Strong Cities/Strong State campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. Strong Cities/Strong State is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).

“For over 50 years, Del Mar has shown its commitment to community services through innovative approaches and partnerships. Residents of Del Mar, along with City Council and staff, view potential challenges as opportunities for future successes,” said Don Mosier, mayor of Del Mar. “We are excited to share some of Del Mar’s unique charm and stories of success with our neighbors throughout California and the nation.”

The city of Del Mar profile is accessible at:


The Strong Cities/Strong State website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents.

Highlights of Del Mar’s profile includes:

• City Ordinances Spur Downtown Revitalization

• Innovative Public Auction Nets City $4 million

• Public-Private Partnership Leads to new Beach Safety Center

• Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Historic Torrey Pines Bridge

• Fire Departments’ Efforts Save $1 million

“The commitment to Del Mar’s vision and values of integrity, teamwork, service excellence, innovation, and preservation and safety truly do make it a wonderful place to live, work, and play,” said Del Mar City Manager Mark Ochenduszko. “Del Mar is fortunate to have active residents who are committed to working alongside their City Council and staff in the best interests of the community.”

The overarching goal of the Strong Cities campaign is to promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. Strong Cities/Strong State seeks to position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California.

The Strong Cities/Strong State campaign will continue profiling individual cities each day, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming year-and-a-half. Profiles include photos, video and other media articulating how each individual city has been working to both provide essential services, as well as elevate the quality life of its residents. Success stories will range from public safety initiatives to educational partnerships, infrastructure improvements to community engagement strategies and more.

Visit “Strong Cities/Strong State” at