November 2017 President’s Message
Life Well Run Community Heroes
If you look around your community, you’ll find people using their talents each day to improve our quality of life. Some are in very public roles-like police officers or teachers. Others keep the roads maintained, collect recycling, beautify our parks and public spaces. We’re capturing profiles of these community heroes who work with professional city, town, and county managers to make Life, Well Run. Nominate a Community Hero in your jurisdiction that helps create a Life, Well Run. This person is a member of the CAO’s staff or extended staff. He/She is a star performer and has a love for public service; may have been working for local government for many, many years; or someone who is a recent hire but has already made an impact.
ICMA Scholarships for Harvard Senior Executives Program
ICMA has secured funding to offer two scholarships to the 2017 Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in Local Government program. The scholarships are once again provided through the generosity of our strategic partners, The Ferguson Group and eCivis. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1.
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Free e-Book for ICMA Members
ICMA Members can download a free version of the new e-Book written by Kevin Duggan and Mike Conduff, Making It Work: The Essentials of Council-Manager Relations. ICMA is providing this e-book free (a $69.95 value) to ICMA members as a benefit of membership. Download it here.
2017 LGMF Application Now Open
The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) opened September 19th, for both student applicants and interested hosts. If you are interested in hosting a Fellow or have a recommendation, please contact email@example.com. If you have academic connections or work with MPA/MPP students, please let them know about the program! For more information, please visit icma.org/lgmf.