2007 Winter Conference Planning Committee Sets Conference Agenda
2007 ACMA Winter Conference
Planning Committee
Wendy Kaserman, Chair, Sr. Mgmt. Analyst,
Queen Creek
Pamela Kavanaugh, Co-Chair of Committee,
Assistant City Manager, Glendale
George Flores, Life Member
Ruth Osuna, Deputy City Manager, Phoenix
Jerome Jordan, ICMA Fellow, Tucson
Jestin Johnson, ICMA Fellow, Tucson
Michael Sills-Trausch, Sr. Mgmt. Asst. F.O.,
Brandie A. Ishcomer, Management Assistant,
Kimmerly Applewhite, Management Assistant,
Pam Muse, Western Regional Director,
Innovations Group
Mark Pentz, City Manager, Chandler
Charlie McClendon, City Manager, Avondale
David Garcia, County Manager, Yuma
Lauren Krepitch, Management Assistant,
Queen Creek
The 2007 Winter Conference is quickly approaching. The Winter Conference Planning Committee met in October to sketch out the details for the upcoming conference, Wendy Kaserman, Committee Chair led this year's conference planning meeting. The planning meeting concluded when the committee decided on the theme for this year's conference: "Changing Times, Trends and Technology."

The Winter Conference will be returning to the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa this year located in Sedona, Arizona. The Conference sessions will be February 7-9 with the Golf Tournament scheduled to take place in the afternoon of Friday, February 9 at 12:15 p.m. The 2007 Winter Conference Planning Committee has put together a fantastic conference agenda featuring the following sessions:
    The 24/7 City Hall: Current Issues of Technology and Infrastructure
    THE ATTACK of the BLOG
    Evaluating Investments in Infrastructure
    Win-Win Labor Relations through the Relationship-by-Objectives Program
    The Managers Guide to Promoting Success for First Time Supervisors
    Leading and Motivating Our Most Important Resource
    So You Want to Supervise, But You Have No Supervisory Experience?
    Capturing Institutional Knowledge Before It Walks Out The Door With Your Retirees
    Intergovernmental Relations between Local and Tribal Governments
    The Legislative Update
A pre-conference workshop is scheduled for February 7, featuring Aaron Brown from CNN's Nightly News as part of ACMA's Executive Leadership Seminar on Crisis Communication and Media Training. Participants must pre-register and pay an additional fee for this session.
Conference registration materials have been mailed out to members and a link on the ACMA website will allow members to register online. Room reservations at the group rate of $139 may be made by calling the Hilton Resort and Spa at 877-273-3762 or 928-284-4040. The group rate is only available through January 15, 2007. Rooms fill up quickly, so make your reservation early!
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