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Form of Government
From the Ballot Box: November 2018 Election Results

Three of seven communities retained and one adopted council-manager government during the 2018 midterm elections.

Emergencies & Disasters
California Managers and Staffs Battle Ongoing Wildfires

ICMA members and their family members are among the thousands of people who have lost their homes.

CAO Resources
ICMA Print Publications: Where to Shop for Your Professional Library

ICMA print publications will be moving to a new warehouse and distribution center.

Technology & Data
A Road Map to Digital Transformation

With the ever-growing pressure to provide quality services with fewer resources, now is the time to invest in digital tools that can transform local government operations.

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