November 25, 2013
Early last week tornadoes struck several Midwest communities and the city of Washington, Ill. Members and others wishing to provide assistance are encouraged to donate to the Washington Tornado Relief Fund.
November 22, 2013
Managers serve at the pleasure of their councils – whether you’re right or wrong doesn’t always matter. It’s important to stick to your principles. Don’t be persuaded or compromised. Do what’s right and you’ll always come out on top. Don’t be afraid to make the tough decisions and don’t be afraid to move on – those are the choices that build your character and will make you a better manager.
November 20, 2013
Jeffrey G. Jenkins , former city manager, Lucas, TX, 706 S. Jupiter #1008, Allen, TX, 75002; (940) 224-3637; email@example.com ...
ICMA congratulates the following member on his recent appointment within the local government profession. Dewey P. Cashwell,...
Applications for Full (voting) membership—new, transfers in status, and reinstatements—are listed below and will be effective 60 days from the date of this publication, unless...
November 14, 2013
In a time of scarcity and finite resources, we must think differently with a more dynamic strategic plan that ties into our financial plans and program-oriented budgeting, and one that we revisit multiple times during course of the year.
November 13, 2013
ICMA congratulates the following members on their recent appointments within the local government profession. Robert Camareno ,...
November 12, 2013
Help us celebrate our 100th birthday by participating in this monthly historical trivia quiz.
November 7, 2013
We are here to serve the needs of the public and create systems that are operationally and efficiently sound, ethical, and best for the jurisdiction as a whole.
November 6, 2013
ICMA congratulates the following members on their recent appointments within the local government profession. Douglas K. Maxeiner...
October 31, 2013
All of us have had role models and mentors who helped shape our careers and our values, and I believe we have a responsibility in turn to those who will follow us.
The ICMA Executive Board has set the following agenda for its November 21-24, 2013, meeting in Savannah, Georgia: Engage in strategic discussions...
It's been 20 years since Reinventing Government was published. The book's lessons continue to resonate among innovative governments across the country.
October 24, 2013
The North Carolina City/County Management Association has revamped and reinstated its Range Ridger program. Welcome to the new Range Riders for North Carolina: ...
October 23, 2013
Scott R. Neils , former city manager, Watauga, Texas, 3903 Matterhorn Dr., Plano, Texas, 75075; 817/851-3994; firstname.lastname@example.org . ...
ICMA congratulates the following members on their recent retirements and thanks them for their commitment to the local government profession. ...
The ICMA Annual Awards Program is pleased to announce the addition of a new professional award celebrating the contributions of next generation managers to local...
Take a few minutes to complete the 2013 ICMA Annual Member Survey that was e-mailed to you on Monday, October 28. One lucky respondent will receive free registration to the 2014 ICMA Annual Conference.
October 16, 2013
Ian G. Nicolini , town administrator, Cedar Lake, Indiana, was featured in the “20 Under 40” series published in BusINess Magazine . The...
Work hard and be nice. Do that and success will follow. It helps to find good mentors. Ideally find a boss who will allow you to take calculated risks. That is how you learn and communities improve.
October 11, 2013
Thank you hosts and mentors for investing in tomorrow's local government managers . The commitment to host a Fellow is a steep one. Hosts...
What will the local government landscape look like in the next 10 to 25 years, and what skills will managers need to meet the challenges of this new era?
October 10, 2013
This summer I had the privilege of attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on a scholarship provided by ICMA and...
October 4, 2013
The 2014 Conference Planning Committee will meet November 22–24, 2013, at the site of ICMA’s 100th Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ICMA...
October 3, 2013
Business investment thrives in communities that function effectively and are stable both politically and administratively.
September 25, 2013
My participation with ICMA has helped define me as a person and a manager. Get involved, reach out, and get to know your colleagues. And find a mentor.
September 19, 2013
It seems as though we’re always talking about the ‘new normal’ and ‘doing more with less’ these days, which I would suggest has been more of a good thing than a bad thing.”
September 10, 2013
It is an exciting time for municipal government. I am not so sure the issues were all that different 10, 50, or even 100 years ago, yet we live in a time where costs are skyrocketing, community trust is decreasing, and the ability to participate in local government is at an all-time high.
August 30, 2013
The biggest challenges facing local government and our profession today are two-fold: funding infrastructure repairs and staying relevant to our citizens.
August 22, 2013
Local governments must balance financial conservatism with technological progress to be successful governments of the future and accountable for the resources they have been provided.
August 17, 2013
With less than six weeks left until ICMA’s Annual Conference, time is quickly running out. Still trying to decide whether to register? Here are a few more reasons to register today!
August 16, 2013
In this line of work, we are hired public servants and given a great deal of trust to better the people and communities we serve. It is imperative to go above and beyond in coming up with solutions.
August 8, 2013
Twenty-eight ICMA members have been recommended by the ICMA Credentialing Advisory Board to receive ICMA Credentialed Manager or Candidate status on September 20, 2013.
August 2, 2013
Members are encouraged to review the guidelines and provide their feedback to the committee by August 30.
July 31, 2013
As local government managers, it is our job to instill public trust through our dialogue and our actions. We do this by providing quality, value-added services that show our taxpayers we have their best interest at heart.
July 25, 2013
When I embraced ICMA as my professional network, I was floored by how much ICMA has embraced me back. . . I encourage anyone just breaking into our profession to strongly consider getting involved. There’s lots of work to be done, and you are needed.
July 18, 2013
On July 11-12, 2013, five of the six vice presidents-elect, incoming president Simon Farbrother, and incoming president-elect Jim Bennett came to the ICMA offices for an orientation.
July 17, 2013
ICMA Annual Award recipients will be honored at ICMA’s 99th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Professional Awards ...
July 10, 2013
Paul Parker , city manager, Lufkin, Texas, and Alan Sims , city manager, Cedar Hill, Texas, received Lifetime Achievement Awards from...
July 8, 2013
"Local government officials must continually work to provide services and meet the expectations of the community, while ensuring the long-term financial stability of the community, which can be very difficult at times."
June 24, 2013
Although the national economy has improved of late, local governments are faced with long-term budget challenges.... These challenges are opportunities to break the status quo, think differently, and evaluate new and better ways to serve our communities. Within this landscape, we need ICMA more than ever.
June 14, 2013
Economic development and job creation are goals for us all. The regional approach helps enforce a message that when one benefits, the entire region can benefit as well.
June 11, 2013
Thirty-three ICMA members have been recommended by the Credentialing Advisory Board to receive ICMA Credentialed Manager or Candidate status in July 2013.
June 7, 2013
To lose the tax-exempt status on municipal bonds would place a great financial burden on many state and local governments that are already financially distressed.
June 6, 2013
Results of the ICMA Member Poll Questions about What Political Neutrality Means Today
June 5, 2013
ICMA turns 100 in 2014! Join us as we celebrate, and share your thoughts and stories about the future of the local government management profession.
Hansell had nearly 50 years’ experience in public service, most recently as county executive of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
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