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Weekly News for ICMA Leaders and Members

ARTICLE | Jan 14, 2019

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    Ethics Review Update: Tenets 1 and 2 - Member Feedback Requested on Proposed Changes

    Last year, the ICMA Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) solicited member feedback on Tenets 1 and 2 and the Tenet 2 guideline on advice to officials of other local governments. The CPC received a wealth of feedback from members collected via an online survey, regional conference and state association meetings. The Committee has a series of recommendations for your consideration. All members will receive an email today inviting them to comment on the proposed recommendations through a short survey. Comments will be received until January 28. A short article announcing the survey will appear in the January 15 edition of the ICMA member newsletter. All are encouraged to respond! If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact, Martha Perego, director of member services and ethics, at or Jessica Cowles, ethics advisor


    2019 ICMA Regional Conferences Return with a Focus on Innovation and Technology

    In 2019, communities around the world will be challenged to keep up and more importantly keep ahead of the dramatic changes technology presents. At this year’s Regional Conferences, through 10+ interactive breakout sessions and workshops, we evaluate the positives and negatives of these fast-changing technologies to ensure public safety, access, and improved quality of life. Join us to build the local government leader’s playbook on innovation!


    2019 Regional Conference dates and locations include:

    NACA and CAL-ICMA Offer Scholarships to Attend the 2019 ICMA Regional Conference

    With the generous support of ICMA-RC, NACA is offering five scholarships, one for each of the five 2019 ICMA Regional Conferences. The scholarship of up to $1,500 will cover registration, hotel, and travel expenses for NACA members attending an ICMA Regional Conference for the first time. Learn more and apply for a NACA scholarship. The Cal-ICMA 2019 West Coast Regional Conference Scholarship includes complimentary conference registration as well as a travel stipend to cover lodging and transportation expenses related to attendance. Application deadline is January 29. Learn more and apply for the CAL-ICMA scholarship.


    Now Accepting Nominations for ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards

    ICMA’s Local Governance Excellence Awards celebrate the value of professional management and honor creative contributions to professional local government leadership. Detailed information is available on the Awards page of the ICMA website. Nominations will be accepted through March 4, 2019. Award recipients will be honored during ICMA’s 105th Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.


    Two Weeks Left to Apply for the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program

    Through the generosity of eCIVIS and The Ferguson Group, ICMA is able to offer scholarships for two members to attend the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program. Scholarship applications are being accepted through January 31, 2019. Full information may be found on the ICMA website. Questions should be directed to Felicia Littky.


    Climate Adaptation Program Final Report Published

    USAID/ICMA Planning for Climate Adaptation Program aimed to improve the resilience of people to the adverse impacts of climate change in the Dominican Republic. The program proved successful, with many noteworthy results and lessons learned. Read the full article here.


    Local Government Management Fellowship: Host A Fellow, Share A Fellow

    ICMA is looking for local governments to host Local Government Management Fellows. If you are interested in hosting a fellow or sharing a fellow with a nearby organization, visit the website. You can apply to be a host online here.


    Idaho City/County Management Association, Winter Conference, January 23, Boise

    Heather Geyer, ICMA Regional Vice President, will attend and provide an ICMA update.


    Missouri City/County Management Association, Winter Workshop, January 23-24, Columbia

    Cheryl Hilvert, ICMA Midwest Regional Director, will attend and provide an ICMA update. Sessions include:

    • Key Ingredients for Success: An Effective City Council/City Manager Relationship
    • Municipal Courts – “Keep it or Kick it”


    Alabama City County Management Association, Winter Conference, January 23-25, Hoover

    Laura Fitzpatrick, ICMA Regional Vice President will attend and provide an ICMA update. Randall Reid, ICMA Southeast. Regional Director, will also attend. Sessions include:

    • Public Safety Strategies for Quality of Place
    • Sharing Quality of Place Ideas for Cities and Counties


    South Carolina City and County Management Association, Winter Conference, January 24-26, North Augusta

    Randall Reid, ICMA Southeast Regional Director, will attend.



    • January 30-February 1: Arizona City/County Management Association, Winter Conference, Sedona
    • January 30-February 1: City Management Association of Oklahoma, Winter Conference, Edmond
    • February 1: Minnesota City/County Management Association, Winter Workshop, Minneapolis
    • February 5-8: Michigan Municipal Executives, Winter Institute, Battle Creek
    • February 6-8: North Carolina City & County Management Association, Winter Seminar, Winston-Salem
    • February 6-8: Illinois City/County Management Association, Winter Conference, Normal
    • February 6-8: Colorado City & County Management Association, Annual Conference, Glenwood Springs


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