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ACMA Honors Nicole Dailey with Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership
ACMA recognized this year's Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership to Nicole Dailey, Assistant to the Town Manager for the Town of Gilbert. Introduced four years ago, this award is designed to recognize associate ACMA members who contribute to the profession through their organization at an associate level rather than a CEO level.

According to her nominator, Nicole represents all that is exciting about the future of local governments in Arizona. Bright, compassionate, and driven to succeed, she has made a name for herself throughout metropolitan Phoenix and the state of Arizona in her leadership ability and track record for taking on any task.

Nicole began her local government career as one of the original Marvin Andrews Fellows in Urban Management at Arizona State University in 2006. Hired as an intern with the city of Maricopa's Planning Department, she was thrown headfirst into that community's unparalleled growth and was promoted twice in the course of just one year. As the department's management assistant, she oversaw the city's annexation program and sustainability initiatives, among other responsibilities.

After receiving her MPA in 2008, Nicole transferred her talents to the city manager's office, where she served as assistant to the city manager for more than three years and honed her skills in strategic planning, affordable housing, and budget development. In 2009, she took the reins of one of the city's more visible departments, community services, providing steady leadership as interim director during a time of transition.

Nicole joined the town of Gilbert in early 2011, where she has once again been rapidly promoted from budget and financial planning analyst to her new position as assistant to the town manager. She has also broadened her involvement in ACMA in recent years, serving on countless conference planning committees and chairing the winter 2011 conference. She was also instrumental in Arizona's successful hosting of the 98th Annual ICMA conference in Phoenix through her service on the Volunteers Subcommittee.
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