KUCIMAT Award for Intern Excellence

This award recognizes interns who have performed in an exceptional manner during the internship year.

2021 Winner

Risi Karim

Risi Karim
(MPA 2021)

Risi Karim (MPA 2021) Second year City/County Management Fellows are often nominated by their internship supervisors and recognized for exceeding expectations in their first year as young practitioners in the field of local government. While the competition was exceedingly tough this year, Risi's nomination was particularly compelling. Scott Neal, City Manager of Edina, MN offered this, "she is an exceptionally talented person who will make her mark in city government someday."

Past Winners

YearNameInternship Location
2021Risi KarimEdina, MN
2020Davianna HumbleDouglas County, Kansas
2019Allie SalzCity of Wichita, KS
2018Brian BickersArlington County, VA
2017Kelly DumaisEdina, MN
2016Anna MitchellTrinidad, CO
2015Barack MatiteEudora, KS
2014Christina WattsTacoma, WA
2013Caitlin SteneRiver Falls, WI
2012Michelle StevensLexington, MA
2011Katie KillenShawnee, KS
2010Phil WagnerSugarland, TX
2009Trisha PalmerLee’s Summit, MO
2008John HarrensteinJohnson County, KS
2007Kathy WoernerLittle Rock, AR
2006Jonathan DouglasLawrence, KS
2006Emily WatsonChanute, KS
2005Audrey MerrellCity of Springfield, OH
2004Jeremy SmithVillage of Sussex, WI
2003Katie DanielSedona, AZ
2002Bernard SeegerDodge City, KS
2001Shannon Kroeger MeadowsSpringfield, OH
2000Jacob SpeersUniversity Park, TX
1999Michael BakerLexington, MA
1998Sherilyn LombosFremont, CA
1997Shanna SimsLexington, MA
1996Melisa LealWaco, TX
1994Cynthia BoeckerLexington, MA
1993Elisabeth RothCivic Council of Greater Kansas City