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ACMA to Offer Two Scholarships to Harvard Program

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 6, 2011 - June 24, 2011 and July 11, 2011 - July 29, 2011. Tuition for each 2011 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: Shane Dille, City Manager, City of Nogales; Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager, City of Sierra Vista; Gilbert Davidson, Town Manager, Town of Marana; Kelly Udall, Town Manager, Town of Pinetop-Lakeside; Patrice Kraus, Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator, City of Chandler; James Jayne, County Manager, Navajo County; Gayle Mabery, Town Manager, Clarkdale; Mike Ortega, City Manager, City of Douglas; Stephen Cleveland, Interim Town Manager, Buckeye.

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, February 25, 2011 (disregard the April 8, 2011 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.

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