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The ACMA Summer Conference held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson was a great success! With over 200 members, guests, sponsors and others in
attendance, the event was one of the biggest summer conferences in ACMA history.
The ACMA Summer Conference officially began on Wednesday with three diverse sessions designed to give attendees a variety of options in the afternoon. One of
the highlights was a new session entitled "Networking with Local Government Managers," which was a candid, interactive discussion on the local government
management profession between seasoned managers and young professionals. It provided an opportunity for all attendees to network with city and county managers
from across the state.
On Thursday, keynote speaker David Rabiner of Rabiner Resources kicked off the day with an inspiring session on effective leadership. The session was well
attended and received high praise from members.
Thursday's sessions included several interesting presentations on topics including: Innovative Funding Strategies for Service Delivery; Keeping the Public
Trust; Prop. 207; Energy Issues; and Innovative Local Governments. In addition, many attendees took advantage of a tour offered by ACMA of the APS Saguaro
Solar Trough Power Plant, the first solar electric trough plant built in Arizona. Thursday evening featured a casual dinner in a large ballroom that was
transformed into a recreation center, complete with foosball and ping pong tables.
The conference concluded on Friday with a Legislative Report from League Legislative Director Jeff Kros and County Supervisor's Association Executive Director
Save the date for next year's summer conference: July 23-25, 2008 in Tucson.