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Dec 18, 2014, 14:00 ET
Respondents to ICMA's Economic Development Survey indicate use of various business incentives.

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...

Dec 09, 2014, 14:00 ET
Building better communities through professional local government management.

"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...

Dec 08, 2014, 11:50 ET

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications for 2015-2016

 The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance...

Dec 05, 2014, 15:30 ET
Building better communities through professional local government management.

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...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:30 ET

ICMA-RC Chief Investment Officer Selected as Finalist for "Industry Innovation Award"

ICMA-RC is pleased to announce that its Chief Investment Officer, Wayne Wicker, has been selected as a finalist for Chief Investment Officer's...

Oct 20, 2014, 19:33 ET
National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day will be on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Employees Across America Encouraged to Pack Their Lunch on Wednesday, October 22

 ICMA-RC is encouraging public employees to take small steps toward planning for retirement during National Save for Retirement Week, an effort...

Sep 15, 2014, 14:00 ET
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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...

Sep 12, 2014, 09:00 ET

ICMA-RC Congratulates ICMA on Reaching Milestone 100-Year Anniversary

 ICMA-RC commends its founder, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), on reaching its milestone 100th anniversary and its...

Sep 04, 2014, 10:00 ET

ICMA-RC Wins Multiple Awards

 ICMA-RC, in partnership with its public sector clients, was recently recognized for its education initiatives and resources, winning more than...

Aug 07, 2014, 15:10 ET

Thirty Students Awarded ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship

The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors presented 30 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year to...

Jul 10, 2014, 14:02 ET

ICMA-RC Investment Releases Research Brief on Alternative Beta Methodologies

 Public sector retirement plan provider, ICMA-RC, has released an investment research brief entitled "Alternative Beta: Impact across Market...

Jun 16, 2014, 14:28 ET

Webinar Discusses Best Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Auto Features in Public Sector Retirement Savings Plans

Auto-enrollment best practices in public sector defined contribution plans and how to implement them were presented in a webinar, "Auto Features in...

May 13, 2014, 15:35 ET

ICMA-RC Pays Tribute to Fallen Public Sector Heroes Through Community Service

 On Saturday, May 10, 2014, ICMA-RC participated in the National Police Week 5K, sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)....

May 07, 2014, 16:45 ET
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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...

Apr 25, 2014, 11:20 ET
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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...

Apr 17, 2014, 11:17 ET

ICMA-RC Sponsors National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014"

 More than 500 local government leaders attended this year's National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014" in San...

Mar 19, 2014, 16:21 ET

ICMA-RC Recognized by Pension & Investments with Eddy Award for Education Website

 At the March 2014 Pensions & Investments Defined Contribution Conference, ICMA-RC received a first place Eddy Award for...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:13 ET
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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...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:06 ET

ICMA-RC Participates in America Saves Week, Encourages Saving, Goal Setting

 According to a survey released by the American Savings Education Council in coordination with America Saves Week, 51 percent of Americans have...

Feb 18, 2014, 12:00 ET
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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...