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Recognizing the 2016 Local Government Management Fellows and Hosts

ICMA and Our LGMF Partners Thank the 2016 LGMF Hosts

Thank you hosts and mentors for investing in tomorrow's local government managers. The commitment to host a Fellow is a steep one. Hosts create and fund an entry-level management position, design a rigorous scope of work (based on rotations or single-office placement), support professional development opportunities, and mentor the Fellow for one to two years.

But while the commitment is steep, the returns are great. Since the pilot year, seven alumni Fellows have been hired as managers with many more in senior stepping-stone positions. A directory of current and alumni Fellows is available at icma.org/lgmf under the Become a Fellow menu.

Meet the 2016 Fellows

The 2016 Fellows are finishing up their first year, preparing to find full-time positions, or renewing for a second year in their current Fellowship positions. Read alumni Fellow testimonials online to learn about the program in their own words. 

2016: 30 Hosts, 43 Fellows!

  • Mountain View, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Sarasota County, FL
  • Decatur, GA
  • Douglasville, GA
  • Smyrna, GA
  • Evanston, IL
  • Munster, IN
  • Olathe, KS
  • Sedgwick County, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Lexington, MA
  • Dakota County, MN
  • Columbia, MO
  • Catawba County, NC
  • City and County of Durham, NC
  • Lee County, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rockingham County, NC
  • Transylvania County, NC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Oregon Fellowship, OR
  • Plano, TX
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Burien, WA
  • Issaquah/Snoqualmie, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Altoona, WI
  • River Falls, WI

Program Statistics: Starting the 13th year of success

  • State with the most total hosted LGMF positions, since 2004: Florida (44) 
  • Community with the most total hosted LGMF positions, since 2004: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (26)
  • Community with the longest participation as a host: Catawba County, North Carolina and Dakota County, Minnesota (both 11 years)
  • State with the most hosted LGMF positions in a single year: Florida: 8 in 2013
  • States with largest numbers hosted LGMF positions, since 2004: Florida (44), North Carolina (37), Washington (30), Kansas (26), California (23), Minnesota (22), Georgia (22), Wisconsin (20)
  • Communities with the most hosted LGMF positions, since 2004: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (26), Dakota County, Minnesota (20), Tacoma, Washington (16), Sedgwick County, Kansas (18), Catawba County, North Carolina (11), San Jose, California (10), Sarasota County, Florida (10)
  • Total hosted LGMF positions, by year:
    • 2004: 6
    • 2005: 17
    • 2006: 19
    • 2007: 17
    • 2008: 19
    • 2009: 13
    • 2010: 14
    • 2011: 16
    • 2012: 28
    • 2013: 31
    • 2014: 35
    • 2015: 46
    • 2016: 42
  • Total hosted positions since 2004: 304
  • Total new Fellows, since 2004: 239
  • Total two-year Fellows, since 2005: 65
  • Alumni Fellows currently CAOs: 17
  • Total estimated financial commitment to the next generation of managers: $10.6 million 

A "hosted position" includes second-year Fellows, as that is an equal (if not greater) financial and mentoring commitment by the host government. 

The Local Government Management Fellowship, launched in 2004 by ICMA, NASPAA, NFBPA IHN, and joined in 2015 by WLG, has grown steadily since the pilot year, and we have placed our outstanding 2016 candidates in local governments nationwide.

Local governments interested in hosting a Fellow can find information on hosting or sharing a Fellow at icma.org/lgmf or email ICMA at lgmfprogram@icma.org. The recruitment process for the 2017 Fellowship is ongoing and will close in August 2017 (or when all our finalists find hosts!).

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