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ICMA, @GFOA, and a number of like-minded organizations contend that rethinking revenue is necessary because local govern...
05/14/2022
Rethinking Local Government Revenue Systems Report - Part 1

ICMA, @GFOA, and a number of like-minded organizations contend that rethinking revenue is necessary because local government revenues have not remained aligned with modern economic realities. Download part 1 of this report here. https://bit.ly/3vTghf2

ICMA, GFOA, and a number of like-minded organizations contend that rethinking revenue is necessary because local government revenues have not remained aligned with modern economic realities.

Take a moment to think about the people who influence you the most. What makes you receptive to their influence? Attend ...
05/12/2022
Leading with Inspiration and Influence

Take a moment to think about the people who influence you the most. What makes you receptive to their influence? Attend this #webinar to practice balancing inquiry and advocacy to influence others as you work together to meet shared goals. Sign up today! https://bit.ly/3xNoNyI

Practice balancing inquiry and advocacy to influence others as you work together to meet shared goals.

Economic developers are instrumental in driving economic opportunities and in the distribution of wealth in our society,...
05/12/2022
IDEALS: Equitable Economic Development

Economic developers are instrumental in driving economic opportunities and in the distribution of wealth in our society, which makes them key to any progress toward equity. The CARES Act and ARPA present an opportunity for economic developers to catalyze growth and revitalization for businesses and communities of color. https://bit.ly/3w0L4Xk #PMMagazine

The CARES Act and ARPA present an opportunity for economic developers to catalyze growth and revitalization for businesses and communities of color.

Looking for ways to think outside the box when growing your talent pool? Join a panel of experts including our very own,...
05/12/2022

Looking for ways to think outside the box when growing your talent pool? Join a panel of experts including our very own, Lynn Phillips, on May 25 for a discussion on the benefits of hiring veterans. Sign up for the #webinar with our partners International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)! https://bit.ly/3ET065t

Why won’t council listen to you? Join us for a free coaching #webinar to understand the differences in how administrator...
05/11/2022
Managing Council/Staff Relationships in an Election Year

Why won’t council listen to you? Join us for a free coaching #webinar to understand the differences in how administrators and policymakers interact and even more heightened during an election year. Register now! https://bit.ly/3k1tLQr

Free Coaching Webinar: Understanding the differences in how administrators and policymakers interact are even more heightened during an election year.

Read the latest Leadership Matters to learn how employers are increasing support for mental health, how to city managers...
05/11/2022

Read the latest Leadership Matters to learn how employers are increasing support for mental health, how to city managers are facing challenges, coping, and what's next, and we want your feedback, fill out the Member satisfaction survey. https://bit.ly/3l0mFvY

SolSmart guidebook is to help #localgov practitioners—including planners, economic development professionals, local gove...
05/10/2022
[email protected] Guidebook

SolSmart guidebook is to help #localgov practitioners—including planners, economic development professionals, local government managers, and elected and appointed officials. Read how to make decisions that improve large-scale solar development outcomes. https://bit.ly/37Vulgl

A Local Government Guidebook for Improving Large-Scale Solar Development Outcomes

"We long for local government to be valued. Where public service is appreciated and respect for public employees is the ...
05/10/2022
PEOPLE FIRST: We Long for a City Where We Go Hard on the Issues and Easy on the People

"We long for local government to be valued.

Where public service is appreciated and respect for public employees is the norm. Where local government creates as much customer satisfaction as the most successful private business.

Where city management is an honorable profession, and elected officials are respected for their commitment.

We long for that city."

Read the crowd-sourced inspired poem from those in #localgov about the communities we aspire to have. https://bit.ly/3kDld2l #PMMagazine

A crowd-sourced poem from those in local government about the communities we aspire to have.

The Playbook for Equitable Economic Development by International Economic Development Council exhorts economic developer...
05/09/2022
A Playbook for Equitable Economic Development

The Playbook for Equitable Economic Development by International Economic Development Council exhorts economic developers to adopt equitable economic development strategies using four prisms: acknowledge, target, collaborate, and measure. Read more on identifying structural racism and implementing equitable practices. https://bit.ly/3MKEgEb

Guidance on identifying structural racism and implementing equitable practices

Over the past 80 years, Pax Americana has led the organizing system of international affairs, however, it may be unravel...
05/09/2022
Global Shifts, Local Implications

Over the past 80 years, Pax Americana has led the organizing system of international affairs, however, it may be unraveling. Read this opinion piece contemplating the potential end of Pax Americana and what it means for #localgov in the US. https://bit.ly/3F7L6ku #PMMagazine

An opinion piece contemplating the potential end of Pax Americana (and what it means for local government in the United States)

MissionSquare Retirement report uncovers critical insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion across the public sector ...
05/08/2022

MissionSquare Retirement report uncovers critical insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion across the public sector workforce. Read the report here. https://bit.ly/3OIf570

#DEI #StateandLocal #Workforce

Conflict management is key to helping you effectively lead your team. It is also a skill that will differentiate you fro...
05/07/2022
Career Compass No. 40: “Why Can't We Just Get Along?"

Conflict management is key to helping you effectively lead your team. It is also a skill that will differentiate you from colleagues who are not adept at dealing with organizational conflicts. Read how to effectively intervene in workplace conflict. https://bit.ly/3vJVZGe

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest addresses workplace conflict.

Wisdom and effective leadership are in short supply in federal, state, and local government, as well as in our society i...
05/06/2022
Wisdom: A Powerful Force for Good in the Local Government Profession

Wisdom and effective leadership are in short supply in federal, state, and local government, as well as in our society in general. Great leaders are driven to do the right thing for the common good. Wisdom helps them find that path. Read here. https://bit.ly/3s5L7QO #PMMagazine

Great leaders are driven to do the right thing for the common good. Wisdom helps them find that path.

The National Civic League recently released the ninth edition of its Model City Charter, recommending the council-manage...
05/06/2022
Model City Charter - 9th Edition

The National Civic League recently released the ninth edition of its Model City Charter, recommending the council-manager form of government. Download the latest edition which highlights a new emphasis on civic engagement and equity. https://bit.ly/39BpDon

National Civic League

May kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We strive to learn more about Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders...
05/05/2022
Asian American Experience in Local Government Webinar Recap

May kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We strive to learn more about Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) history, listen to the stories and experiences, foster a more inclusive environment, and build stronger relationships with our AAPI colleagues. https://bit.ly/3s9RDWr

Courageous Conversations: Stories and experiences from Asian American and Pacific Islander local government leaders.

"Leaning into our 14 Leadership and Management Practices paired with the Code of Ethics have helped many #localgov manag...
05/05/2022
Letter from the CEO/Executive Director: Regardless of Title or Form, Professional Local Government Management Works

"Leaning into our 14 Leadership and Management Practices paired with the Code of Ethics have helped many #localgov managers navigate stormy seas." ICMA CEO/Executive Director, Marc Ott, reflects on his experiences in the role of a manager. Read more here! https://bit.ly/3kzvf4A

The role of the professional manager transcends politics and focuses on getting the job done.

ICMA Director of Advocacy Jason Grant  looks at the relationship between authority and power in the council-manager form...
05/04/2022
Authority Versus Power in Local Government

ICMA Director of Advocacy Jason Grant looks at the relationship between authority and power in the council-manager form of government–providing a clear explanation of where the final decision-making authority resides. https://bit.ly/3LtStoE #PMMagazine

A key distinction in the council-manager form of government

Read the latest Leadership Matters to learn how to increase mental health support in the workplace, how to recruit for t...
05/04/2022

Read the latest Leadership Matters to learn how to increase mental health support in the workplace, how to recruit for the employment gap from a millennial's perspective, and how to cast your ballot for your Regional Vice Presidents. https://bit.ly/3ycTVrM

ICMA recognizes the leadership role of #localgov managers in creating and maintaining resilient and livable communities....
05/03/2022

ICMA recognizes the leadership role of #localgov managers in creating and maintaining resilient and livable communities. Learn more about 14 core competencies that members have determined are essential to leadership and management. https://bit.ly/3KZOv79

As older generations retire at high rates, #localgov is not prepared to fill the gap in essential knowledge and experien...
05/03/2022
The Conversation Your Millennial Colleagues Want to Have With You

As older generations retire at high rates, #localgov is not prepared to fill the gap in essential knowledge and experience. We asked three millennials to share lessons learned on how you can recruit and retain to help fill the employment gap. https://bit.ly/39ge9q2 #PMMagazine

Three millennials share lessons learned on how you can recruit and retain to help fill the employment gap

Some ACAOs aspire to be the CAO, and the deputy perch is a key position on that flight upward. Download the guidebook fo...
05/02/2022
ICMA Guidebook for Assistant and Deputy Managers

Some ACAOs aspire to be the CAO, and the deputy perch is a key position on that flight upward. Download the guidebook for current ACAOs, new or aspiring ACAOs, or CAOs looking to create or support an ACAO in your organization. https://bit.ly/38ecOzq

Guidebook for current ACAOs, new or aspiring ACAOs, or CAOs looking to create or support an ACAO in your organization.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and PM magazine has curated a compilation of the most helpful articles on mental he...
05/02/2022
PM From the Archives: Mental Health at Work

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and PM magazine has curated a compilation of the most helpful articles on mental health to help #localgov leaders persevere and thrive in tough times. Read the articles here. https://bit.ly/3KjGtou

A PM Special Supplement exploring mental health awareness in local government

We are #hiring a Contracts and Compliance Subject Matter Expert, who strives for excellence in the delivery of grants an...
05/01/2022

We are #hiring a Contracts and Compliance Subject Matter Expert, who strives for excellence in the delivery of grants and contracts for domestic and international programs. Apply now! #ICMAcareers. https://bit.ly/3kc80xs

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Are you hoping to build your supervisory skills this year? Join us at the 2022 ICMA Effective Supervisory Practices Webinar Series to advance through your management career. Learn more and register: https://icma.org/webinar-series-effective-supervisory-practices?utm_campaign=effective+supervisory+practices&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
Don't miss out on the opportunity to honor individuals and programs that have created a legacy of change in the local government profession. The deadline is March 11, 2022, for the Professional and Program Excellence Awards. Submit here: https://bit.ly/3IDoAkq
Read the latest Leadership Matters for information on ICMA Credentialed Managers, ethics and unsavory characters, prioritizing ARPA resources to advance equity initiatives, and job ads. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3HIyJLg Subscribe here: https://bit.ly/3K8zwXq
ICMA members pledge by the Code of Ethics to uphold principles in their conduct and decisions in order to merit the trust of the public, elected officials, and staff they serve. Read how our members navigated situations with ethical leadership in mind. https://bit.ly/3IBhkp6
By adhering to the ICMA Code of Ethics, members have raised the bar on ethical leadership. Read the 12 tenets that ICMA members in local government follow: https://bit.ly/3McRmL3
"As CEO/Executive Director of ICMA, I am compelled to strongly condemn the violence in Ukraine. At the same time, I am awed by and salute the public servants and many others that are right now dousing fires, searching through rubble, comforting people in bomb shelters, and tending the wounded in numerous Ukrainian cities." - ICMA CEO/Executive Director Marc Ott https://bit.ly/3pvAh4Y
ICMA Executive Director/CEO reflects," When our technology innovations are well-planned, mission- and values-driven, and thoughtfully deployed, they have the power to enhance and even transform the lives of every resident in every community and even avoid unintended outcomes." Read further here: https://bit.ly/3IxLp94
The March 2022 Issue of PM Magazine focused on elevating ethical leadership is out now! Read the issue today: https://bit.ly/35mnw66 #PMMagazine
"Diversity is being invited to the party. Equity is being able to add your music to the playlist. Inclusion is being asked to dance." Read how our Equity Officers explain what DEI means to them and their communities. https://bit.ly/3tomOgr
There is still time to attend the Southeast Regional Conference on March 2nd. Register here: https://bit.ly/3vwSB1L
The Southeast regional conference in Atlanta kicks off on March 2nd. Check out the agenda here: https://bit.ly/3MdSRID
MissionSquare Retirement posted the latest Public Plans Database analysis provides important information to assess the health of #state and #localgov pension plans. Read the research: https://bit.ly/35BPo5L