May 22, 2013
City managers who have experienced devastating tornadoes have been quick to respond to help in hard-hit Oklahoma communities.
May 21, 2013
A tornado killed at least 24 in Moore and Oklahoma City, including children in an elementary school.
May 20, 2013
As Moore and Oklahoma City cope with the aftermath of the deadly tornado that struck down last week, we are reminded that severe weather can strike...
The ICMAtv team at WebsEdge will be reaching out to local governments to solicit interest in producing a thought leadership film.
May 10, 2013
Members of the ICMA International Committee met in Copenhagen in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Danish affiliate organization.
May 9, 2013
The 2013 ICMA Annual Conference Preliminary Program is available.
May 7, 2013
ICMA joins NLC, NACo, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in praising the passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act in the Senate.
May 3, 2013
ICMA Executive Director Bob O'Neill discusses how the challenges that lie ahead will produce plenty of local government innovation while testing the leadership capacity of elected and appointed officials.
May 2, 2013
Adhere to the guidelines. Whatever they say they are going to fund, that’s what they’re going to fund.
May 1, 2013
Help us ensure the accuracy of the preliminary 2013 Service Awards list.
April 25, 2013
Twelve tips on making work life so much better.
April 24, 2013
Many of these documents were uploaded by users.
April 19, 2013
Eight professionals from Asian/Pacific countries have begun exploring the U.S. legislative process and citizen engagement, starting in Washington, D.C., then heading to host cities across the country.
April 18, 2013
New this year: inspirational presentations on Monday and Tuesday afternoon delivered by experts in their fields who are noted for their presentation skills.
April 15, 2013
Mark E. Keane, ICMA Executive Director, 1967-83, died peacefully on April 12, 2013, surrounded by family at his home in Sedona, Arizona. He was 93....
April 12, 2013
Global thought leaders meet to discuss the next steps for implementing the Durban Adaptation Charter.
April 11, 2013
Prepare to revolutionize your thinking and the way you lead!
April 4, 2013
Ugandan government officials acknowledge the importance of engaging all members of their community in urban development decisions.
What do you get when a local government manager asks front-line employees to improve their own processes and workflow?
March 29, 2013
These five Knowledge Network blog posts received the most traffic in the first three months of 2013.
March 27, 2013
Prepare yourself for leadership. Advance your career with the Emerging Leaders Development Program!
March 26, 2013
New guide provides key facts about public pensions for elected officials.
March 25, 2013
ICMA members have expressed an interest in social travel events, and the association has responded with the ICMA Travel Connections program. This new...
March 21, 2013
Look to lessons from managers whose communities have experienced gun violence.
March 20, 2013
Insurance companies use data to determine levels of risk. Why can’t a fire department?
The deadline for all applications is Monday, May 20.
March 19, 2013
With no additional funding for infrastructure or transportation projects, reducing or eliminating the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds could put cities and counties in a tighter financial situation.
March 18, 2013
Apply by April 26 to speak at the 99th ICMA Annual Conference in Boston.
March 14, 2013
Hamilton, Ohio’s city manager, Joshua Smith, has been recognized for his contributions to the city’s economic development.
March 6, 2013
Innovative staffing models and new firefighting technology were key topics in a February 20 web conference presented by ICMA’s Center for Public Safety Management. Leonard...
March 4, 2013
ICMA Chief Operating Officer Ron Carlee returns to local government on April 1 as city manager of Charlotte, N.C.
Get involved: Volunteer for a Member Committee by April 12.
February 28, 2013
What can local governments expect when sequestration goes into effect on March 1? The mandatory federal budget cuts will affect states in different ways. See...
February 21, 2013
Libraries are an important part of community building, service, and shared knowledge. The Knowledge Network has a number of resources that can help you make the most of your public libraries.
February 20, 2013
Forty-one ICMA members have been recommended by the Credentialing Advisory Board to receive ICMA Credentialed Manager or Candidate status in April 2013.
Here’s what developing a culture of safety and wellness in police agencies can look like.
February 19, 2013
ICMA and its partners are improving the lives of women in Afghanistan as one strategy to promote stability in that conflict-prone country.
February 13, 2013
A new video released by the Life, Well Run campaign explains how professional government managers help create a business-friendly environment in Lake County and the villages of Glenview and Woodridge, Illinois.
Strengthened with feedback received from the library field, the Edge Benchmarks will help libraries improve and enhance public access technology services in communities. This voluntary,...
February 11, 2013
Applications are being accepted through March 8, 2013.
Read these tips for putting together a wellness program for your local government to help employees get and stay healthy.
February 6, 2013
A two-year ICMA CityLinks partnership set the stage for a baseball tournament that brought police and community members together in a Panamanian city.
February 5, 2013
A step-by-step guide to creating and maintaining citizen engagement.
February 4, 2013
There is a surprising finding in a new issue brief released by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence: despite having a better track...
January 31, 2013
An estimated 50 percent of organizations in the United States are not conducting performance reviews. These 2012 findings were based on research from NEOGOV, an...
January 30, 2013
A key part of any local government’s hiring process is the creation and distribution of job descriptions. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating the perfect job description.
January 25, 2013
With new funding from USAID, a team that includes ICMA will help the government of Afghanistan strengthen its management of the country’s irrigation and watershed systems.
January 24, 2013
Although overall 54% report that they have a provision for initative, it is more prevalent in cities 10,000 and over in population, in New England, and on the West Coast.
January 22, 2013
Mentoring month reminds us that it is important to plan for the next generation of local government leaders.
January 16, 2013
This year, many ICMA members demonstrated learning and commitment to professional development, but 11 took reflection on their learning to a higher level.
January 14, 2013
In the Federalist Papers, the founders articulated their goals for a new system of government. Today's local governments need something similar to be ready to deal with the challenges they face.
Beginning January 14, visitors will notice a few modifications to icma.org . These changes are intended to improve the website visitor experience, encourage engagement...
January 7, 2013
Find out how to survive unexpected management challenges.
January 6, 2013
A discussion of Jim Collins’ Twelve Questions for Leadership Teams as outlined at the 98th ICMA Annual Conference. with panelists from each region that have applied the lessons from Great By Choice.
January 3, 2013
ICMA signed onto the State and Local Legal Center’s Supreme Court Amicus Brief in a Takings Case.
December 26, 2012
The new accounting and reporting standards issued by GASB will significantly affect public pension expenses.
Celebrate the value of professional management: nominations now being accepted for the 2013 ICMA Annual Awards Program.
December 23, 2012
Is telecommuting right for your local government? This article will help you learn more about this much-desired employee benefit.
December 19, 2012
As local government management professionals prepare for the 2012-13 winter season, resources from the Knowledge Network on a variety of topics can prove invaluable.
December 16, 2012
FEMA reimbursements of emergency repairs through an interpretation of the Stafford Act helps residents displaced after Superstorm Sandy return to their homes.
December 14, 2012
ICMA's 100th Anniversary Task Force will guide staff in the development and implementation of a series of related strategies focused primarily on members and those in the profession.
December 12, 2012
In conjunction with the November 6, 2012, general elections, a number of communities placed questions related to form of government professional management on their ballots. Here is a summary of the outcomes of 11 such issues.
December 7, 2012
Apply by January 31 to enrich your community by hosting international professionals focusing on the legislative process and governance.
December 5, 2012
Career advice and resources for aspiring local government professionals are in the Knowledge Network.
The “I Value” campaign inspired a broad cross-section of residents to share their visions for the city of Hampton, Virginia.
November 28, 2012
This new video from the Life, Well Run Campaign highlights the value professional local government managers bring to their communities.
November 26, 2012
RAMP UP initiatives enhance the lives and livelihoods of Afghan residents by improving local service delivery, restoring flood-damaged properties, and providing jobs.
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