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ARTICLE | Feb 11, 2019

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    New Report Published on the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Populations in Local Government

    While underrepresented populations do exist in our local jurisdictions, there is optimism around local governments becoming more proactive and inclusive. And there is hope that local governments will create substantive programs that recruit, hire, and retain underrepresented populations into their ranks. In this ICMA Leading Edge Research report, Kendra L. Smith, Ph.D., director of community engagement for the University of Houston - College of Medicine, highlights local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness. The report offers new findings and recommendations that can help local leaders in building programs that go beyond compliance and create hiring and retention processes that are robust and equitable and that secure the best candidates possible. Download the report.


    2018 Local Government & Immigrant Communities Survey Report Published

    ICMA and Cornell University partnered on a survey to gain a better understanding of local government policies, programs, and other activities related to immigrant populations in their communities. Learn more about the results and download the report.


    We Hope We See You at SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST!

    Time is running out to register for South by Southwest® (SXSW®) in Austin, Texas! Not sure yet? No problem. Show us your interest by completing the following form on our website, and you’ll get a custom discount code from the SXSW Team.


    Nominate a Colleague, a Community or Yourself for an ICMA Local Government Excellence Award

    Professional and Program Excellence Awards: If you know a colleague and/or community that has implemented an innovative program, improved the quality of life for residents, or saved the local government valuable resources -- encourage the individual or local community to apply or nominate them for an ICMA Local Government Excellence Award. Nominations will be accepted through March 4, 2019. Nomination guidelines and submission process are available on the website. .

    Distinguished Service Award: if you know an individual who has made a lasting impact on the community and the profession -- nominate them for a Distinguished Service Award. This honor is bestowed upon a member who has been retired from the profession for a minimum of two years and has made exemplary contributions to the profession through service in local government. Nominations will be accepted through April 22, 2019. Nomination guidelines and submission process are available on the website.

    2019 ICMA Regional Conferences Focus on Innovation and Technology

    In 2019, communities around the world will be challenged to keep up and more importantly keep ahead of the dramatic changes technology presents. At this year’s Regional Conferences, through 10+ interactive breakout sessions and workshops, we evaluate the positives and negatives of these fast-changing technologies to ensure public safety, access, and improved quality of life. Join us to build the local government leader’s playbook on innovation!


    2019 Regional Conference dates and locations:

    NACA Scholarships to ICMA Regional Conferences

    NACA is offering one scholarship for each of the five 2019 ICMA Regional Conferences, for NACA members attending an ICMA Regional Conference for the first time. Application deadlines vary per Regional Conference. Learn more and apply for a NACA scholarship.

    ICMA International Regional Conference- Registration Closes Friday

    Registration is open for the International Regional Conference in Timisoara, Romania, April 18-22, 2019. Registration closes February 15! Learn more.


    League of California Cities City Managers Department, Annual Conference, February 13-15, San Diego

    ICMA president Karen Pinkos and ICMA regional vice presidents Maria Hurtado and Ed Shikada will attend. ICMA West Coast regional director Kevin Duggan will attend and preside over concurrent session A Key Ingredient for City Manager Success: Effectively Communicating With Your City Council. ICMA director of Member Services and Ethics Martha Perego will attend and moderate a general session on The Ethical Issues that Most Frequently Entrap City Managers. Additional sessions include:

    • Examining Homelessness: Collaborative Local Approaches and Strategies
    • Leadership Post #MeToo: What to Know, Now that #Times Up
    • Evolving Trends in Cannabis Regulation
    Florida City and County Management Association, Winter Institute, February 14-15, Tampa

    Sessions include:

    • Developing the new 21st Century Employee
    • Leadership at All Levels, the Networked Talent Model and Microbusinesses
    • Leadership Philosophy: Decide what you and your organization believe about the nature of people and their attitudes toward work
    Kentucky City/County Management Association, Winter Conference, February 14-15, Lexington

    ICMA regional vice president Lane Bailey will attend and provide an ICMA Update. Sessions include:

    • Personal Financial Planning for the City/County Manager
    • How to Create an Effective Wellness Program on a Sick Budget
    • Effective Road Management and Planning for Any Community


    • February 14: City Management Association of Delaware, Quarterly Meeting, Dover
    • February 20-22: Virginia Local Government Management Association, Winter Conference, Staunton
    • February 27-March 1: Wisconsin City Management Association, Winter Conference, Sheboygan
    • February 27-28: West Virginia City Management Association, Winter Conference, Charlestown
    • March 6-8: Ohio City/County Management Association, Winter Conference, Columbus


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