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08 Jun, 2017, 11:00 ET Median Base Pay for Top Local Government Managers Moves Upward, 2016 ICMA Survey Reveals

The median annual base salary for local government chief appointed managers and administrators (CAOs) increased by 1.6% percent from $127,000 to...


02 May, 2017, 13:00 ET Inadequate Funding Biggest Barrier to Local Governments Achieving High Levels of Cybersecurity

The inability to pay competitive salaries, insufficient cybersecurity staff, and a general lack of funds present serious barriers to local...


19 Apr, 2017, 17:29 ET 93% of Local Governments Cite Savings as Top Motivator for Innovation; 85% Cite Lack of Funding as Biggest Barrier

Realizing potential budget savings is the most significant factor motivating local governments to implement new practices or initiatives, while the...


17 Jan, 2017, 14:00 ET ICMA Study Reveals 5 Areas Where Public Libraries Can Support Community Goals

Public libraries can play an important role in advancing such community priorities as broadband access, digital literacy, early childhood...


09 Jan, 2017, 14:30 ET Local Governments Turn to Creative Methods to Bridge Infrastructure Financing Gaps

While municipal bonds will continue to be the central option for how local infrastructure in financed, local governments are using a combination of...


20 Dec, 2016, 09:30 ET National Resource Network And International City/County Management Association Release Broadband Resource Guide For Local Governments

The National Resource Network (NRN) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) today released Access and Inclusion in the...


29 Sep, 2016, 11:00 ET New Study Explores Priorities and Barriers of Implementing Smart City Technologies in U.S. Cities and Counties

 Community priorities for smart city technologies, the current status of smart city initiatives, procurement patterns, and motivators and...


15 Sep, 2016, 12:30 ET 3,300+ Key Local Government Decision Makers Expected for 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

More than 3,300 key local government decision makers, exhibitors, and guests from cities, towns, counties, related entities, and private-sector...


12 Aug, 2016, 16:30 ET Marc A. Ott Appointed New Executive Director Of ICMA, The International City/County Management Association

 Marc A. Ott, City Manager of Austin, Texas has been selected by the executive board of the International City/County Management Association...


23 Jun, 2016, 14:30 ET Local Governments Play Critical Role in Achieving Public Health Goals, New ICMA Report Reveals

 Healthy communities don't just happen. They are created by a multitude of social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors. And local...


03 Jun, 2016, 12:00 ET The High Price of High Housing Costs on U.S. Communities

Housing affordability is increasingly cited among local government leaders as a barrier to economic development according to key findings on...


14 Apr, 2016, 17:00 ET Cybersecurity a Top Challenge for Nation's Homeland Security

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, joined the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC) in releasing the 2016 National...


18 Feb, 2016, 16:25 ET Local Governments Must Engage Residents to Transform Distressed Neighborhoods

A new research report published by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) explores the role of local governments and citizen...


03 Feb, 2016, 16:30 ET Thought Leaders Discuss Conditions Required to Build Trust between Police and the Community

 What does it take to restore trust in public institutions? According to a new report from the International City/County Management Association...


18 Dec, 2014, 14:00 ET 18% of Local Governments Require Employees to be Hired from the Community as a Condition for Business Incentives

Nearly 90% of respondents to ICMA's Economic Development Survey reported local revenues and the general fund as the top funding source for economic...


09 Dec, 2014, 14:00 ET "Lean" Strategies Help Local Governments Improve Processes, Slash Operational Costs

Property tax caps, anti-tax sentiment, and an uneven housing recovery coupled with impending cost pressures will make it difficult for some local...


05 Dec, 2014, 15:30 ET MOU Opens Doors in China for U.S. Local Government Professionals

 A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) opens doors for thousands of U.S. local government professionals to provide technical assistance to...


15 Sep, 2014, 14:00 ET ICMA and SAS launch performance analytics tools to help local governments harness the power of Big Data

 ICMA today unveiled ICMA Insights™, a new performance management and analytics solution for local governments. Developed by ICMA and its...


07 May, 2014, 16:45 ET ICMA to Present Eco-Friendly Urbanization Summit in China

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, is partnering with the city of Yangzhou, China, and the ICMA China Center to present...


25 Apr, 2014, 11:20 ET ICMA: Former Bell, California, Manager's Sentence Underscores Need for Local Government Ethics and Transparency

 The sentencing of former Bell, California, city manager Robert Rizzo to 12 years in state prison after being found guilty of 69 charges of...


12 Mar, 2014, 15:13 ET SAS, ICMA to Revitalize Performance Management for Local Governments

 Facing slowly recovering revenues, growing citizen demands for services, and higher standards for accounting and transparency, local...


18 Feb, 2014, 12:00 ET ICMA Urges Young People To Consider Careers As Professional Local Government Managers

The current demographics of professional local government managers indicate that as an increasing number of baby boom managers retire and leave...


11 Nov, 2013, 13:30 ET ICMA and OpenGov.com Partner to Help Local Governments Access, Analyze, and Share Financial Information

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes OpenGov.com as a new Strategic Partner.  ICMA's partnership with...


15 Oct, 2013, 15:13 ET Civic Engagement Latest Focus of Local Government Management Association's Center for Management Strategies

"Local community governance and public problem solving have become more detached from the ordinary citizen," the result of "a half-century trend...


15 Oct, 2013, 15:08 ET ICMA Survey Results Indicate Collaboration among Local Elected and Appointed Officials

At a time when collaboration appears to be nonexistent at the federal level, collaboration at the local government level is earning high marks....