Contact: Michele Frisby, Director, Public Information, ICMA, 202-962-3658, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.—ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes Verizon, one of the largest technology companies in the world, to the ICMA Strategic Partners Program at the Executive Partner level. ICMA will work specifically with Verizon’s Smart Communities Division.
From population growth to rapid urbanization, cities and communities face new challenges to maintain high standards of livability, resiliency and sustainability. Verizon’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology helps communities improve resource management, increase citizen satisfaction and keep citizens informed, offering residents a better quality of life.
“ICMA is very excited to welcome Verizon as a strategic partner,” ICMA Executive Director Robert J. O’Neill, Jr., said recently. “Their expertise on wireless and infrastructure technologies and how cities, towns, and local communities can use them to better serve their residents is knowledge that will greatly benefit our members.” Local governments have become increasingly dependent on technology to address problems and manage costs. Verizon’s Smart Cities technologies will help our members’ better serve their constituents.”
“We’re looking forward to a productive partnership with ICMA and to working with its members to help advance communities around the globe and make them more livable and resilient while also driving economic development,” said Mrinalini Ingram, VP, Smart Cities at Verizon.
Verizon will partner with ICMA on several content and educational projects throughout the year.
ICMA created its Strategic Partners Program in 1996 as an access point for private sector participation in association programs and activities. ICMA Strategic Partners help professional local government managers and their staffs by showcasing leading practice solutions and providing thought leadership.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association advances professional local government management worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to roughly 10,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 112.6 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.