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ACMA Offers Two Scholarships to Harvard Program - Applications Due February 26!
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 6, 2016 - June 24, 2016 and July 11, 2016 - July 29, 2016. Tuition for each 2016 summer session is $12,400 and includes room and board. All scholarships offered to ACMA members will cover the full costs 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: Wynette Reed, Deputy City Manager, City of Goodyear; Mike Townsend, Deputy County Manager, Coconino County; 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, Assistant City Manager, City of Mesa; Andrew Bertelsen, Assistant County Manager, Coconino County; Dana Hlavac, Former Deputy County Manager, Mohave County; Susan Thorpe, Former Deputy City Manager, City of Peoria; Jim Thompson, City Manager, City of Casa Grande; Julie Ayers, Deputy City Manager, City of Peoria; Jerene Watson, Deputy City Manager, City of 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 26, 2016 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 Associate, at 602-258-5786 or

To access applications and recommendation forms directly, please click on the following links.

Click here for the application.
Click here for the recommendation form.
Arizona City/County Management Association
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