Arizona City/County Management Association 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 7 - June 25, 2010 and July 5-23, 2010.
Tuition for each 2010 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 26, 2010 (disregard the April
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
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.