Member Blogs

The past few years have seen an increase in the way technology is used in local government. One of these changes includes the Web log, or "blog". Local government professionals have been using this tool to communicate with citizens, post updates and notices, and receive comments or ideas. The blog also be useful as an "idea exchange" among managers from different parts of the country, and as a way of showcasing the profession to interested people.

The past few years have seen an increase in the way technology is used in local government. One of these changes includes the Web log, or "blog." Local government professionals have been using this tool to communicate with citizens, post updates and notices, and receive comments or ideas. The blog also can be useful as an "idea exchange" among managers from different parts of the country and as a way of showcasing the profession to interested people.

Below are blogs created and maintained by local government managers. They use their blogs to deliver news and information, project updates, event schedules, and meeting summaries. These blogs are a good place to start if you're a local government professional interested in what's happening around the country, or an aspiring manager looking to explore day-to-day life in local government.

You can also read member accounts of ICMA's 95th Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Lakeland Highlights

Edgerton Insights                 

Since 2005.  Maintained by City Manager Robert Wherry.

Since 2007.  Maintained by City Administrator David Dillner.

Ventura, CA

The Manager's Journal

Since 2006.  Maintained by City Manager Rick Cole.

Since January 2008.  Maintained by City Manager Linda Kelly.

City of Evanston Blog

Howard, WI

Since 2009.  Maintained by Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz.

Since 2009.  Maintained by Village Administrator Joshua Smith.

Fishers, IN

Walter's Blog - O'Fallon, IL

Since 2008.  Maintained by Town Manager Gary Huff.

Since 2005.  Maintained by City Manager Walter Denton.

Lake Isabella, MI

City of Galesburg, IL

Since 2008.  Maintained by Village Manager Tim Wolff.

Since 2009.  Maintained by City Manager Dane Bragg.

Lake Wales, FL

Auburn Hills, MI

Since May 2007.  Maintained by City Manager Tony Otte.

Since January 2008.  Maintained by City Manager Peter Auger.

Kent360

Burlington, WI

Since 2006.  Maintained by City Manager Dave Ruller.

Since April 2008.  Maintained by City Administrator Kevin Lahner.

Lowell City Manager's Blog

West Des Moines, IA

Since January, 2008.  Maintained by City Manager Bernie Lynch.

Since 2006.  Maintained by City Manager Jeff Pomeranz.

Avon Town Manager's Blog

Roscommon, MI                                      

Since 2007.  Maintained by City Manager Tom Klein.

Since May 2008.  Maintained by Village Manager Tom Gromek.

Wyoming, OH

Albany, OR

Since May 2008.  Maintained by City Manager Robert Harrison

Since 2008.  Maintained by City Manager Wes Hare.

Are you one of the many local government professionals who blog?  Would you like your blog featured on this site? If so, e-mail Alex Brown at alexbrown@icma.org

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