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Letter from the Board President Jimmy Jayne
Dear Public Management Professional in Arizona,

I hope that you and those you hold dear had a great Summer.

SUMMER CONFERENCE - Thank you to the ACMA Summer Conference Team members for all their efforts - Co-Chairs Andy Bertelsen and Kristen Krey, Josh Wright, Sam Feldman, Dawn Irvine, Kathie McAlpine, Edith Baltierrez-Pedregon, Julie Ayers, Nicole Daily, Rod Ross, Carol Curtis, Kari Kent, Mary Jacobs and the League Staff Team. Please consider joining Kristen Krey (City of Glendale) on the ACMA Winter Conference Planning Committee Team. A Planning Committee is a great avenue to get more involved in ACMA, make new relationships and help to further the Public Management Profession in Arizona.

HARVARD SCHOLARSHIP - On another note, the time is coming for ACMA members to once again have the opportunity to apply for the ACMA Harvard Scholarship program. You can get information on the scholarship here. League Staff will be sending out official notice of the application process in January and selections are typically made in April. Thanks to the generosity our Scholarship Sponsors, two scholarships continue to be available to ACMA members. I have heard some frustration from a few of you regarding the application process - that you have either applied several times and not been selected or you are not applying because you do not feel that your application will be offered proper consideration. I want to genuinely assure you that selections have been and will continue to be made in an objective and credible way that respects the applicants pursuit of the profession, along with involvement and interest in ACMA. If you have interest, I want to encourage you to apply.

ICMA 2012 - Susan Thorpe from the City of Peoria is leading a Team to assist the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County in hosting the ICMA 2012 Conference. The first Team meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 3rd, 2:00 p.m. at the League Office. Consider joining Susan and her Team to help ACMA and the local government profession in Arizona put our best foot forward.

WINTER CONFERENCE - save the date (February 2-4, 2011) and plan to come to Sedona for what will be a great meeting being planned by Kristen Krey and the Planning Team (including League Staff). Contact Kristen Krey or Liisa Laikko if you are interested in being a part of this important effort.

Thank you for who you are and what you do for your community and the public management profession in Arizona.

James Jayne
ACMA President
Arizona City/County Management Association
1820 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007   •   Phone: (602) 258-5786   •   Fax: (602) 253-3874   •