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ICMA Sets the New Leadership Standard
ICMA is launching an invigorated effort to set the leadership standard for professional local government management. Through this multi-year initiative and under the guidance of a Leadership Advisory Board (LAB), the organization will develop clear learning paths to help members at any career stage gain easy access to professional and leadership development offerings that address the core competencies and skills essential to effectively running a local government. Going forward, leadership and ethics will be co-equal overarching priorities of ICMA. Read the full article by clicking here.

Celebrating Legacy, Defining the Future: Kansas City Conference Recap
Point your browser here to read a recap of ICMA 2016 Annual Conference

Congratulations to Town of Clarkdale for receiving an ICMA Community Sustainability Award for their Centennial Plaza and to the City of Mesa on receiving an ICMA Community Health and Safety Award for a community care initiative!

Congratulations also to the Town of Gilbert, City of Peoria, City of Phoenix and City of Scottsdale on receiving ICMA Certificates of Excellence!

ACMA had four individuals who were recognized with ICMA Service Awards!
  • Mark Skocypec, Assistant Town Manager of Gilbert - 25 years of service
  • Kelly Udall, Town Manager of Sahuarita - 25 years of service
  • Grady Miller, Town Manager of Fountain Hills - 30 years of service
  • Charles Potucek, City Manager of Sierra Vista - 30 years of service

Marc Ott Addresses Membership at #ICMA2016
At the close of the 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, incoming ICMA Executive Director Marc Ott chronicled his personal journey from the housing projects of Pontiac, Michigan, to serving as city manager of Austin, Texas. He will replace Bob O'Neill at the end of the year. Watch the video of his heartfelt, first-time address to ICMA membership. Click here to watch the video.

Free e-book for ICMA Members
ICMA Members can download the new e-Book written by Kevin Duggan and Mike Conduff, Making It Work: The Essentials of Council-Manager Relations for free. ICMA is providing this e-book free (a $69.95 value) to ICMA members as a benefit of membership. Download it here.
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