With 2017 coming to a close, it is a perfect time to look back at the year that was. A recent Life, Well Run (an ICMA initiative) blog post reflected on some of the success stories and community heroes it chronicled during the past year. Below is an excerpt from this blog, and you can find the full post here.
“This year we have been honored to showcase some incredible examples of local government leaders and leadership. Our Success Stories Map is steadily growing and we know there are endless more examples to add to this collection in 2018. Stories this year have shown the value of community engagement, local government response to extreme weather events, effective and efficient service delivery, and creative ways to approach such sensitive topics as annexation. In all of these examples, we see common threads: the value of professionally managed cities and counties, the importance of community engagement, and the impact of partnerships among a variety of stakeholders.”