ACMA Summer Conference a Success
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Over 180 members attended the ACMA Summer Conference held at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.
The ACMA Summer Conference officially commenced Wednesday afternoon with two excellent sessions on Fine Tuning Your Supervisory Skills. Participants at these sessions learned all about selection interviewing and the process of corrective discipline. These informative sessions were directed primarily toward associate members in an effort to help them become more effective leaders within their organizations.
The conference offered a legislative update by the League's own Executive Director Ken Strobeck and the County Supervisors Associations' Executive Director Craig Sullivan. Their presentations focused on the current legislative environment, the top ten legislative issues facing cities and towns within the state and how these issues will affect our communities in areas of compliance. The session was well attended and received high praise from members.
Also a component of this year's conference featured a lunchtime performance by Laughingstock Comedy Company. These local comedians lampooned the day in the life of a city manager; from exaggerated citizen complaints to dealing with pesky council members these funny comedians took shots at everyone. The witty humor of the comedians left audience members in stitches.
Thursday's session schedule concluded with the several interesting presentations including: Water and Planning in Arizona featuring Rita McGuire the President and CEO of ThinkAz; The Highway User Revenue Fund, Everything You Thought You Knew, But Were Afraid to Ask by ADOT's Finance Director John McGee, followed by a fascinating session on Public/Private Partnerships by Sevren Trent.
Thursday evening featured a wonderful BBQ dinner and evening full of entertainment and fun for members and their family. Several members even showed off their competitive prowess at the ping-pong and foosball tables. Reports indicate that rematches will have to be scheduled for the next summer conference...
On the final day of the conference, attendees were treated to a diverse lineup of roundtable discussions that featured issues on the growth; health and well-being; organizational efficiency and the Superstition Vistas.
As is evidenced by the depth and breadth of information available to conference participants, the conference was a great success.
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