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Letter from the Board President Jimmy Jayne
Dear Public Management Professional in Arizona,

I hope that you and those you hold dear had a great Summer.

SUMMER CONFERENCE - Thank you to the ACMA Summer Conference Team members for all their efforts - Co-Chairs Andy Bertelsen and Kristen Krey, Josh Wright, Sam Feldman, Dawn Irvine, Kathie McAlpine, Edith Baltierrez-Pedregon, Julie Ayers, Nicole Daily, Rod Ross, Carol Curtis, Kari Kent, Mary Jacobs and the League Staff Team. Please consider joining Kristen Krey (City of Glendale) on the ACMA Winter Conference Planning Committee Team. A Planning Committee is a great avenue to get more involved in ACMA, make new relationships and help to further the Public Management Profession in Arizona. Read more
Harvard Program Scholarship Offers Valuable Experience
By Scholarship Winners Shane Dille and Mary Jacobs

Shane Dille:
I began, what Harvard professors would describe as being the journey, with an expectation that the program would somehow enhance and sharpen my professional acumen. And, while I know that it will be sometime down the road before I come to appreciate the full benefit of having taken this journey, I realized, as I approached my final days in the program, that it was my inner self that has been most directly impacted. Read more
Ethics Feature: Have You Read Your Code of Ethics Lately?
By George Pettit

Congratulations to the Conference Planning Committee for another successful ACMA Summer Conference. Their decision to include a session on the Code of Ethics was much appreciated.

It was interesting to listen to the level of understanding and discussion regarding the fundamental purposes and principles behind the Code of Ethics at a Friday morning session. We never got to the role-playing portion of the program because of a clear lack of agreement and understanding on the core values of the International and State Associations. Read more
Working for a Committee? Tips for Clarifying Board Expectations
© 2010 by Lance Decker

It's called a commission, a council, the executive committee, the board of supervisors, board of trustees, governors, directors, or just… the "board." It could be a public, private or nonprofit outfit. It's the policymaking group representing the constituents and overseeing the venture. Read more
ACMA Members on the Move
Do you have a recent promotion or transition that you would like to announce? This new section of the newsletter recognizes members who have recently been promoted or have changed organizations. If you would like your name to be featured in this section of the newsletter, please contact Liisa Laikko at 602-258-5786 or email:
New Members
Sean McBride, Assistant City Manager, Tucson
Patrick Melvin, Assistant City Manager, Maricopa

Kevin Burke, Assistant to the City Manager, Oro Valley
Peter Christensen, Sr. Budget Analyst, Peoria
Brenda Foote, Management Analyst, Sierra Vista
Jamsheed Mehta, Transportation Director, Glendale
Brent Stockwell, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale
ACMA Board of Directors
James Jayne
County Manager
Navajo County

George Pettit
Immediate Past President
Former Town Manager
Town of Gilbert

Robert Flatley
City Manager
City of Coolidge

Carl Swenson
City Manager
City of Peoria

Rachel Hut
Associate Representative
Senior Management Assistant
City of Glendale

Lloyd Harrell
ACMA/ICMA Range Rider
Retired City Manager
City of Chandler

Tom Belshe
Deputy Director
League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Gilbert Davidson
Town Manager
Town of Marana

Julie Ayers
County Administrator
Yavapai County

John Kross
Town Manager
Town of Queen Creek

Jim Thompson
City Manager
City of Casa Grande

Joshua Wright
Associate Representative
Assistant to the Manager
Town of Marana

Mike Hutchinson
ACMA/ICMA Range Rider
Retired City Manager
City of Mesa
Arizona City/County Management Association
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