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Aug 12, 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...


Jun 23, 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...


Jun 22, 2016, 15:55 ET ABnote™ Accepts ICMA Élan Award for Manufacturing Excellence

 ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that ABnote was...


Jun 03, 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...


Apr 14, 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...


Apr 04, 2016, 14:30 ET ICMA and Smart Cities Council Team Up to Survey Communities on Smart City Practices Nationwide

 To gain further insight into the practices, policies, programs and partnerships that communities in the United States undertake under the...


Feb 18, 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...


Feb 03, 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...


Sep 21, 2015, 16:17 ET 3,700+ Key Local Government Decision Makers Expected for 101st ICMA Annual Conference in Seattle

More than 3,700 key local government decision makers, exhibitors, and guests from cities, towns, counties, related entities, and private-sectors...


Sep 18, 2015, 14:48 ET ICMA to Lead SunShot Initiative Program Recognizing Communities for Solar Progress

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the professional and educational organization for appointed local government managers,...


Sep 16, 2015, 17:00 ET Prospects Improving For Top Local Government Jobs

A national job center that focuses on city, town, and county management has new data showing that job prospects continue to improve for top local...


Aug 18, 2015, 18:08 ET Municipal Bonds Save Governments More than $700 Billion in Interest

State and local governments would have paid $714 billion in additional interest expenses between 2000 and 2014 without tax-exempt municipal bonds,...


May 26, 2015, 17:51 ET ICMA Announces Partnership with Environmental Center for Arab Towns

The Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) has become ICMA's first affiliate in the Gulf Region, with plans to collaborate on city exchanges...


Apr 28, 2015, 14:00 ET ICMA Addresses Climate Change in 8 Dominican Republic Communities through USAID-Funded Program

The Dominican Republic (pop. 10.4 million) ranks as one of ten countries in the world that is most vulnerable to climate change. Because of its...


May 07, 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...


Apr 25, 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...


Mar 12, 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...


Feb 18, 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...