Arizona City/County Management Association in partnership with Arizona
Public Service Company 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
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
There are two program sessions available, June 7 - June 26, 2009 and
July 5-24, 2009. Tuition for each 2009 summer session is $11,200 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; 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 20, 2009
(disregard the April 10, 2009 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.