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 1, 2015 - June 19, 2015 and July 6, 2015 - July 24, 2015. Tuition for each 2015 summer
session is $12,400 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: John Kross, Town Manager, Town of Queen Creek; Robert Pickels, County
Administrator, Yuma County; Charlie Cassens, City Manager, City of Lake Havasu City; Kari Kent, Deputy City Manager, City of Mesa; Andrew
Bertelsen, Assistant County Manager, Coconino County; Dana Hlavac, Former Deputy County Manager, Mohave County; Susan Thorpe, Deputy
City Manager, City of Peoria; Jim Thompson, City Manager, Casa Grande; Julie Ayers, Former County Manager, Yavapai; Jerene Watson, Deputy
City Manager, Flagstaff. For a full list of ACMA Harvard
graduates, click here.
In order to be eligible for the two scholarships offered to members of ACMA, please return your completed application to ACMA,
Attention: Amy Price, 1820 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85007.
Applications must be received by ACMA by Friday, February 27, 2015. 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 Amy Price, Member Services Assistant, at 602-258-5786
To access applications and recommendation forms directly, please click on the following links.
Click here for application.
Click here for recommendation form.
Click here for a program overview.