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 3, 2013 - June 21, 2013 and July 8, 2013 - July 26, 2013. Tuition for each 2013 summer
session is $11,800 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: Andrew Bertelsen, Assistant County Manager, Coconino County; Dana Hlavac,
Deputy County Manager, Mohave County; Susan Thorpe, Deputy City Manager, City of Peoria; Jim Thompson, City Manager, Casa Grande; Julie Ayers,
County Manager, Yavapai; Jerene Watson, Deputy City Manager, Flagstaff. For a full list of ACMA Harvard graduates,
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 15, 2013. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access applications and recommendation forms directly, please click on the following links.
Click here for application.
Click here for recommendation form.