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Next Generation of Managers
4 Things to Consider When Trying for Your First Local Government Job

For many, May and June represent graduation season. This is a time when undergraduates and graduate students look forward to their first job.

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ICMA Rolls Out New European Operation

Members, affiliates, and partners will benefit from local presence.

Finance & Budgeting
Franchise Fees: An Important and Sometimes Untapped Source of Local Government Revenue

Public agency franchise fees vary from state to state, but the fair and consistent collection of fees is important no matter where a community is located.

Ask a Manager: What Is the Difference Between Managing in Large and Small Communities?

Fairfax County, Virginia, Executive Bryan Hill reflects on the differences in managing James City County, Virginia (pop. 71,000) and Fairfax County (pop. 1.2 million).

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