ACMA to Offer Two Scholarships to Harvard Program
Arizona City/County Management Association in partnership with Arizona Public Service Company and Greenberg Traurig, Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co; and PinnacleOne will offer two full scholarships this year to ACMA members for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

This intensive, interactive program is designed to help participants learn innovative ways of managing the real-world challenges and crises of government. Participants will develop new conceptual frameworks to address policy issues, explore the interrelationship between citizens and government, examine the ethical and professional responsibilities of leadership, and exchange ideas with faculty and participants from diverse backgrounds.

There are two program sessions available, June 8-27, 2008 and July 6-25, 2008. Tuition for each 2008 summer session is $10,900 and includes room and board. All scholarships offered to ACMA members will cover the full cost of this tuition.

You may wish to contact previous scholarship recipients to inquire about their experience and the benefits to their professional and personal development. Previous scholarship recipients include: Gayle Mabery, Town Manager, Clarkdale; Jeri Dustir, Deputy City Manager, Flagstaff; George Pettit, Town Manager, Gilbert; Mike Ortega, City Manager, City of Douglas; Carol Johnson, Utilities Manager, Prescott; Stephen Cleveland, City Manager, Goodyear; Dennis Wells, City Manager, Williams; Mary Okoye, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, Tucson; Mike Hein, City Manager, Tucson; Ken Buchanan, Assistant County Manager-Development Services, Pinal County; George Hoffman, City Manager, Apache Junction; and Terry Doolittle, County Manager, Pinal County.

In order to be eligible for the two scholarships offered to members of ACMA, please return your completed application to ACMA, Attention: Liisa Laikko, 1820 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85007.

Applications must be received by ACMA by Friday, March 21, 2008 (disregard the April 11, 2008 deadline on the Harvard web site if you are applying for the ACMA scholarship). Do NOT send your application directly to Harvard, or it will not be considered for scholarship funds. Applications will be reviewed by the ACMA selection committee and selected applications will be forwarded to Harvard University. Applicants will be notified in March if their applications have been forwarded to Harvard as ACMA scholarship candidates.

If you have any questions about the program or would like more information, please contact Liisa Laikko, Member Services Associate, at 602-258-5786 or

To access applications and recommendation forms directly, please click on the following links.

Click here for application.

Click here for recommendation form:

Additional information on the program is available at:

Application materials can also be downloaded at this location:
(do not utilize the "apply on-line" feature if you are applying for the scholarship).
Arizona City/County Management Association
1820 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 258-5786
Fax: (602) 253-3874
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