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ACMA Honors Mike Letcher with 2013 Life Member Award
This year, ACMA recognized Mike Letcher as the recipient of the 2013 Life Member award at the 2013 Summer Conference in Tucson. Mike Letcher has led a career in city management for 34 years, with service in Arizona, Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia and Missouri. Mr. Letcher has been a consistent and dedicated contributor to the profession of local government management throughout his career. He has held management positions in six cities, finishing his career as the city manager of Tucson in 2011. He has also served the profession on state association committees in each of the states in which he worked. He has mentored and counseled numerous young professionals starting their careers in local government management both here in Arizona and the other states where he worked.

Throughout his career, He has been an active and engaged member of the ACMA for more than 11 years while serving on the board from 1999-2000. He is also an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager and has served on various ICMA committees such as the Small Cities Task Force, which he chaired.

While at the city of Tucson, Mr. Letcher has made several contributions including developing the city's first ever water for annexation policy; making historic changes to the city's retirement system to improve its financial sustainability; and finalizing the security of one of the city's largest grants for the construction of the modern streetcar.

Mr. Letcher has contributed to strengthening and sustaining the profession by serving as an assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona. He has consistently been recognized by his peers and state leaders for the contributions he has made to the profession and the various communities he has served.
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