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Weekly News for ICMA Leaders and Members

ARTICLE | Nov 12, 2018

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    Your Input Guides ICMA: Please Respond to Membership Survey by November 30

    An abbreviated ICMA Membership Survey launches today, November 12, and will close November 30. Today, the survey invitation was sent out, from Marc Ott, ICMA executive director, to all ICMA members for whom we have an email address on file, and who have not opted out of receiving email. The email message includes the link to the survey instrument. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. This is your opportunity to let ICMA know how your professional membership association is meeting your needs. Member input guides our work on your behalf. As our way of thanking you for your feedback, one lucky respondent will receive a free registration to the 105th ICMA Annual Conference in Nashville! The winner will be notified via phone call and/or email no later than January 31.If you do not receive the survey invitation email with the survey link,


    ICMA Releases New Whitepaper on Blockchain Technology and its Application in Local Government

    This new policy paper highlights the benefits and risks of blockchain technology and explores local government applications and implementation challenges. Download the report here.


    Other Reports Available:

    Police Recruitment: Download the new report here.

    Local Impacts of Commercial Cannabis: Download the report


    Free Coaching Webinar │ Wed, Nov 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

    Gaining Project Support from Your Team, Elected Officials, and the Public, will be the last free webinar in 2018. Archives of all webinars are available online. Register even if you can't attend and you'll receive a notification when the archive is available. Register for this free webinar which will cover: Keys to presenting your idea or project effectively and ways everyone can play a role in leading and supporting change.



    Paul Casey, City Manager, Santa Barbara, CA

    Anthony Lyons, City Manager, Gainesville, FL

    Hannes Zacharias, NACA President, former CAO Johnson County, KS


    New Member Benefit: Free Access for ICMA Members to the National Civic Review

    Access the Fall 2018 issue of The National Civic Review. Use access code ICMA18.3 (no spaces) in the box that will appear on the web page, and access will be granted. This code is valid for the current issue only; select articles from archived issues are accessible for free. If you have questions or problems with accessing the issue, contact Rebecca Trout.


    ICMA Global Programs Seeks Members For Nepal Exchange

    ICMA Global Programs seeks members interested in participating in CityLinks exchange with Nepal municipalities, with a programmatic focus on disaster risk management (DRM). The exchanges would be for a USAID/Nepal Disaster Risk Management program, the purpose of which is to support improved governance of the DRM cycle at the national level while also strengthening implementation of DRM activities at the municipal level. For more information and to express interest please Harleen Kovela, ICMA's Business Development Manager, with the subject line “CityLinks – Nepal DRM Opportunity.”


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

    If you are interested in hosting a fellow or sharing a fellow with a nearby organization, visit thewebsite. If you have academic connections or work with MPA/MPP students, please tell them about the program! Download the informational flyer for applicants here.


    Call for Nominations for ICMA Executive Board Open Through December 3

    ICMA is accepting nominations from members interested in serving on the Executive Board. State Leaders please remember to encourage eligible members in your state to consider serving on the ICMA Executive Board. Full information may be found on the Nominations and Elections page of the website. Questions should be directed to


    Alaska Municipal Management Association, Annual Meeting, November 12-13, Anchorage

    Kevin Duggan, ICMA West Coast Regional Director will provide an ICMA Update and lead a session on Department Head Relations. Additional sessions inlcude:

    • New Manager Orientation
    • Smart Communities
    • Information Systems Security

    Kansas City/County Management Association, Annual Conference, November 14-16, Pittsburg

    Heathery Geyer, ICMA Regional Vice President will attend and provide an ICMA update. Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director will also attend. Sessions include:

    • ICMA University - Telling People What They May Not Want to Hear
    • Home Rule 101 - Understanding Charter Ordinance
    • What the Wayfair Decision Means

    Massachusetts Municipal Management Association, Fall Conference, November 15-16, Amherst

    Christopher Coleman, ICMA Regional Vice President will attend and provide an ICMA Update. Tricia Vinchesi, ICMA Northeast Regional Director will also attend. Sessions include:

    • ICMA University Workshop on Developing Successful Orientations and Retreats
    • Retreats, Strategic Plans & Goal Setting Sessions



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