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Community Hero Award Nominations Now Open
City, county and town managers are invited to nominate a Community Hero that helps create a Life, Well Run. Nominations for these outstanding local government employees who personify the true meaning of public service will be accepted through January 31. To see examples of Community Heroes and to find the nomination form, click here or email Sponsored by ICMA-RC

Life Changing Leadership Program: 2017 ICMA Senior Executive Institute at UVA
ICMA University, in conjunction with the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) at the University of Virginia (UVA), will offer its annual unique seven-day ICMA/SEI Program for senior local government managers and participants in Leadership ICMA from June 3, to June 10, 2017. The class will be held at UVA's renowned Colgate Darden School of Business in Charlottesville. This program continues to receive rave reviews from both the young professionals and the senior managers. "The most significant and life changing leadership development program I have ever been part of" is how many describe the 7-day program. Applications are now being accepted. The application deadline is January 31, 2017

NFBPA Annual Conference Scholarships Application Open
In conjunction with its annual conference which will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 19-23, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program and its 2017 Student Research Poster Contest. The application deadline for scholarships is January 30, 2017. Should you have questions, please contact Marcia Conner, at or (202) 408-9311 extension 114.

ICMA 2017 Regional Summit Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2017 Regional Summits and Emerging Professionals Leadership Institutes (EPLI). Sign up early so you don't miss out on these professional development and networking opportunities. Register online for your regional event and don't forget to book your hotel room. Managers are encouraged to send their entry to mid-level staff to the EPLI.

Emerging Professionals Leadership Institutes (EPLI):
May 3 - 4, 2017 in Sandy City, Utah

Mountain Plains Regional Summit:
May 4 - 5, 2017 in Sandy City, Utah

Call for Nominations is Open for the 2017 ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards
Celebrate the profession by nominating a colleague or your community for a 2017 Local Government Excellence Award

Each year, ICMA recognizes outstanding contributions to the local government management profession through the Local Government Excellence Awards Program. This is an opportunity for both local government professionals and local governments to receive recognition.

Awards are presented to individuals for:

  • Career excellence
  • Development of new talent,
  • Excellence in leadership as an assistant (regardless of title),
  • Early career leadership, and
  • Academic contributions to the profession.

ICMA's Local Government Excellence Awards Program also recognizes outstanding local government programs in the areas of community health and safety, community partnerships, community sustainability, and strategic leadership and governance. Nominations are accepted from both U.S. and International Jurisdictions. Students are encouraged to nominate a professor for the Academic Award.

Nominations for Local Government Excellence Awards will be accepted through March 15, 2017.

Submit Your Nomination Online!
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