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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 4, 2012 - June 22, 2012 and July 9, 2012 - July 27, 2012. Tuition for each 2012 summer session is $11,450 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: Jim Thompson, City Manager, Casa Grande; Julie Ayers, County Manager, Yavapai; Jerene Watson, Deputy City Manager, Flagstaff; Shane Dille, City Manager, Nogales; Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager, Sierra Vista; Gilbert Davidson, Town Manager, Marana; Kelly Udall, Town Manager, Pinetop-Lakeside; Patrice Kraus, Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator, City of Chandler; James Jayne, County Manager, Navajo; Gayle Mabery, Town Manager, Clarkdale; Mike Ortega, County Administrator, Cochise County; Stephen Cleveland, Town Manager, Buckeye/Former City Manager, Goodyear.

In order to be eligible for the two scholarships offered to members of ACMA, 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 17, 2012. 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 April 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, Member Services 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   •