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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 - June 24, 2011 and July 11-29, 2011. Tuition for each 2011 summer session is $11,200 and includes room and board. The two scholarships offered to ACMA members will cover the full cost of 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, Nogales; Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager, Sierra Vista; 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 considered for the two scholarships offered to ACMA members, please return your completed application to ACMA, Attention: Mary Vinzant, 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 Mary Vinzant, Communication and Education 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   •