November 26, 2013
The local government management profession will experience enormous change heading into the next decades. So that we are prepared, ICMA is convening a task force...
November 22, 2013
ICMA signs onto amicus brief filed by the State and Local Legal Center in McCullen v. Coakley.
November 21, 2013
For the second time in two years, the parties have settled a dispute prior to presenting arguments before the Supreme Court over whether the Fair Housing Act...
Communities in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington recently voted on issues affecting form of government and professional local government management.
November 19, 2013
Following the initial launch in June, ICMA's Life, Well Run campaign team focused on placing a series of digital ads--developed around three ad themes--on...
November 18, 2013
Apply by January 10, 2014, to enrich your community by hosting international professionals focusing on the legislative process and governance.
November 14, 2013
During recent webcast, GASB Chairman highlights main pension accounting takeaways for plan administrators and governments.
November 13, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy and Georgetown University announced the Georgetown University Energy Prize , a competition to encourage innovative, replicable, and scalable approaches...
November 12, 2013
Help us celebrate our 100th birthday by participating in this monthly historical trivia quiz.
November 4, 2013
Whether you are fielding calls from constituents for new roads, or your council has been considering options for new sustainability efforts in the...
October 31, 2013
It's been 20 years since Reinventing Government was published. The book's lessons continue to resonate among innovative governments across the country.
October 29, 2013
An angry resident approaches the podium and screams at the council about a rezoning issue on the agenda. Her anger is contagious, prompting another resident...
This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two significant Clean Air Act (CAA) cases—one involving regulating upwind states that pollute downwind states and the...
October 18, 2013
It wasn't too long ago that governments remained pretty guarded with their data. It really did not matter who the data steward was, as each...
October 17, 2013
In 2004, the story for shelter animals in San Antonio was heartrending: the city was euthanizing between 40,000 and 50,000 dogs and cats annually in...
According to results of ICMA’s recent Digital Use Survey conducted in September and October 2013, 84% of responding local governments have a social media presence....
CALEA and ICMA members will soon see co-branded, complementary website links, shared resource pages, and collectively sponsored training sessions.
October 14, 2013
Five broad management principles to help bring thoughtful consideration to the competing interests at work in the recruitment and expansion process.
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
Since the first spin of the wheel, civilization has been implementing new technologies to help make life easier. The development of a written language allowed...
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
ICMA's Life, Well Run, campaign earns broad public exposure with nominations for Lone Star EMMYs and multi-media release.
With a visit by Executive Director Bob O’Neill, the ICMA China Center is taking its place as a focal point for U.S.-Chinese collaboration on professional local government management.
September 30, 2013
Through social and traditional media, ICMA and its partner, SEES, will encourage awareness of building codes among students at Jordanian universities.
September 25, 2013
Approximately 3,500 members, partners, and exhibitors gathered in Boston, Massachusetts, for ICMA’s 99th Annual Conference, September 22-25, 2013. More than 200 representatives from 20 countries were at the conference this year.
“Tell me something good that happened today.” ICMA’s Celebration of Service keynote speaker John Jacobs, co-founder and “chief creative optimist” of the Life is good!®...
September 24, 2013
“The key to smart cities is smart citizens.” This is the crux of keynoter Beth Simone Noveck’s advocacy for open data. Noveck is founder and...
September 23, 2013
As part of its efforts to help local government managers understand what questions to ask about data and information and how they can best take...
“I want to talk about sales.” With this provocative introduction, acclaimed author Daniel Pink offered conference attendees a different lens through which to view work....
September 22, 2013
With the theme of "Revolutionary Leadership," ICMA's 99th Annual Conference opening keynote address introduced the importance of body language as it relates to influence and leadership. Describing...
September 19, 2013
Local government leaders share first-hand perspectives and lessons learned.
Project will help bring greater understanding and awareness of the role of libraries on the critical issue of digital inclusion.
September 17, 2013
During the past year, ICMA’s strategic partners provided more than $1,579,332 in support of ICMA programs and activities through strategic partner fees, contributions,...
September 12, 2013
In an ever-changing local government environment, managers can be ready to manage, use, and optimize resources.
September 11, 2013
ICMA announces Life, Well Run campaign to news outlets and reporters through a multimedia press release.
September 9, 2013
The Internet is full of public opinions, both expert and novice. Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media outlets curate public opinion to inform...
September 6, 2013
Emergency preparedness is essential to every well-run community.
August 29, 2013
Bankruptcies are expensive, time-consuming,, and seldom produce the hoped-for results.
August 22, 2013
“Neighborhood indicators” are clues, a measure of a community’s health. Births, housing, jobs, student test scores—each one is part of a complex picture. But finding...
August 21, 2013
As local governments continue to explore new approaches to service delivery, collaboration is a theme that consistently emerges.
August 19, 2013
New approaches can address new fiscal realities.
Summer is in full swing and the year-round planning that went into executing parks and recreation plans are now in action. Here are links...
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 8, 2013
Former chief financial officer (CFO) Uma Ramesh was appointed chief operating officer (COO) of ICMA in June 2013. She will serve in the dual role of COO/CFO until a new financial officer is hired.
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 6, 2013
After the Justices ruled on same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act, and affirmative action at the end of June, attorneys and court-watchers are anxiously awaiting...
August 5, 2013
Recycling and going green accomplish two of what should be the top goals for every local government and organization: saving the environment and...
August 2, 2013
ICMA members embark on a memorable mentoring trip to China.
July 31, 2013
Campaign resources now available.
CityLinks will host a Climate Leadership Academy on Urban Adaptation for Southeast Asian local government officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, in mid-August.
Here are some suggestions on what you can do to help prevent funding from being cut.
July 29, 2013
The challenges facing today's governments require a management approach that cuts across disciplines and departments.
July 26, 2013
The 2013 ICMA Annual Conference Mobile App is your connection to this year's conference!
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 16, 2013
Managers need to be leaders in nurturing civic action.
Perplexed about the new pension calculations? Want to know how to be sure your pension is on track to meet your funding calculations? Curious to find out how your pension plan’s funded status compares with others?
July 15, 2013
Why transparency should motivate your local government.
July 11, 2013
The “not in my back yard” mentality is a boon to human traffickers, as many are choosing to move their business beyond big cities into...
July 10, 2013
As we move forward with efforts to make government services more accessible and solve complex problems with data and hackathons, we must consider how we'll respond to these new opportunities and expectations.
July 2, 2013
Two new reports document the effects of such actions on the economy and infrastructure projects.
July 1, 2013
Initiatives to reform the local tax structure always begin with the highest aspirations and noblest intentions but frequently end in disappointment.
The workplace is not just a place of work. It’s a social environment subject to the same interpersonal experiences that happen in the sandbox. New...
June 28, 2013
On June 28, 2013, ICMA canvassed 1,657 ballots to select vice presidents who will take office with the 2013-2014 ICMA Executive Board. This was the seventh year that ICMA provided online voting.
June 24, 2013
It takes an entire community effort to beautify your city, but how can you manage it? Cull from these 10 innovative ways to beautify...
June 21, 2013
Worksite fitness centers are becoming more common because employers see value in them. Worksite health clinics are gaining popularity because employers are realizing the potential in them too.
June 20, 2013
Earlier this year, ICMA announced a new initiative undertaken with our long-time Strategic Partner, Esri , the leading developer of ...
The smallest meeting detail must be viewed in the context of the largest picture: your annual agenda.
June 19, 2013
Local economies are improving! This is according to 60% of the respondents to ICMA’s 2012 State of the Profession Survey. The survey covered a broad...
June 11, 2013
Register by June 21 and save $50.
June 10, 2013
Located in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, the town of Barre has approximately 7,900 residents and is in close proximity to the state capital,...
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 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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