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Weekly News for ICMA Leaders and Members

ARTICLE | May 13, 2019

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    ICMA Launches Online Member Community- ICMA Connect

    As part of ICMA's ongoing efforts to increase the value of membership and fuel global local-government innovation, ICMA is excited to announce the launch of ICMA Connect, a brand new, online networking community. Open only to ICMA members, the ICMA Connect community provides a safe, secure and global environment that fosters connection, conversation and engagement centered around communities, careers, networking, topic interests and expertise, best practices, events and more.

    Access the community in the palm of your hand by downloading the ICMA Connect app. It's available for download in the App Store for iOS devices and Play Store for Android devices. Join the ICMA Connect community today for free.


    International Management Exchange Program is Accepting Applications

    Since 1979, the International Management Exchange Program (IMEP) has provided opportunities for ICMA members to expand their horizons by collaborating with their colleagues from around the world. The program consists of exchange visits between in-service U.S. members and their counterparts from one of ICMA’s international affiliate organizations. Participants learn about management and service delivery practices in their exchange partner’s country through experiencing the day-to-day professional and after-work activities of the host. Applications are accepting on a rolling basis. Apply today!


    Brownfields 2019 Call for Ideas

    Join us at the next National Brownfields Training Conference in Los Angeles, CA, December 11-13, 2019, with pre‐conference programming December 10. We invite you to submit your ideas for dynamic educational sessions that encourage conversation and participation from your fellow attendees. A great Brownfields 2019 educational program will motivate brownfields stakeholders to engage, learn, and share their experiences and knowledge of community revitalization challenges and solutions. The Call for Ideas will close May 31, 2019. Learn more about the conference topic areas and submit your idea today!


    ICMA Offers Resources for Encore Managers

    Are you transitioning from a full-time career in local government into something new? Are you wondering what to do next?

    In its endeavor to support members at all stages in their careers and lives, ICMA has developed a new set of resources, including reading materials, guides, and member stories, initially developed by the Cal-ICMA Senior Manager/Encore Manager Initiative, that are now available to all ICMA members. Read more about the resources ICMA offers to encore manager.


    2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Opportunities

    As part of ICMA's ongoing commitment to attracting a wide and diverse group of people into the local government management profession, developing and mentoring early-to-mid-career professionals already in the field, and helping members working in smaller communities, ICMA offers scholarships to the annual conference through its Conference Assistance and Stene Academic Scholarship Programs. Applications to apply are now open and will close on June 10, 2019.


    New Report on Leadership Before, During, and After a Crisis

    Crises can happen anytime, anywhere. Prepare your community for disaster with this new ICMA report which captures the ideas, feelings, and stories of the professional managers who were involved in different crises. By analyzing their leadership skills and techniques, professional managers can adopt promising practices in crisis leadership.

    Preparing for a disaster involves asking some important questions of yourself and your staff. We want to know how you plan for crisis in your community! Join our #WhenNotIf campaign on Twitter and start a conversation around crisis leadership.


    Does Your Community Have What it Takes to Make the ICMA 2020 Calendar?

    At ICMA, we love to celebrate our members and the strong communities they represent! What better way to showcase our worldwide thriving communities than through a calendar to ring in the next decade of local government?

    ICMA is accepting images of communities to be featured in the 2020 ICMA calendar. Members can submit images of their city or county to be featured in a colorful, 12-month calendar distributed at the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference. Deadline to submit your photo is June 21, 2019.


    2019 ICMA Coaching Series Free Webinars

    The 2019 series of six, 90-minute webinars will provide practical tools for effective coaching, mentoring, and problem solving. Sign up your entire team! Details and registration information online.

    Retooling Workplace Culture to Thrive in the 21st Century

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

    Encouraging Inclusive Communities

    Date: Wednesday, June 12, 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern

    Grappling with Gnarly Issues (Opioids, Homelessness, etc.): How Local Government Can Help

    Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

    Promoting Trust in a Divisive World

    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

    Having Difficult Conversations in Your Organization and Beyond

    Date: Thursday, November 14, 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern


    State and Affiliate Meetings

    Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management, Annual Business Meeting, May 14-16, Manheim

    ICMA Northeast regional director Patricia Vinchesi will provide an ICMA update. ICMA ethics advisor Jessica Cowles will attend and moderate a session on Fair or Foul? Get the Call Right on Ethical Dilemmas. Additional sessions include: Other sessions include:

    • Winning in Free Agency: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent in the 21st Century
    • Goal Line Stand: Surviving Last Second Hail Marys on Controversial Issue
    • Scouting for Success: Performance Evaluations Done the Right Way


    New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA), Spring Conference, May 15-16, Red Bank

    ICMA Northeast regional director Patricia Vinchesi will provide an ICMA update. Sessions include:

    • Managing Stress as an Administrator
    • Enhancing Community Engagement – Breaking Down the (Perceived) Barriers
    • Creating a Successful Internship Program


    Vermont Town & City Management Association (VTCMA), Spring Meeting, May 16-17, St. Albans

    ICMA regional vice president Matthew Hart will provide an ICMA update. Sessions include:

    • Community Transformation Through Public / Private Partnerships
    • Water Quality in Northern Lake Champlain, What Collaboration Can Achieve
    • Recreation, Parks, Trails and Right Sized Economic Growth



    • May 28-30: New York State City/County Management Association (NYSCMA), Annual Conference, Ithaca
    • May 29-31: Great Open Spaces City Management Association (GOSCMA), Spring Conference, Great Falls
    • May 29-June 1: Florida City County Management Association (FCCMA), Annual Conference, Orlando
    • May 30-31: Massachusetts Municipal Management Association (MMMA), Spring Conference, Brewster
    • June 5-7: Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), Summer Conference, Galena
    • June 5-7: Alabama City County Management Association (ACCMA), Summer Conference, Orange Beach


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