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ACMA Nominating Committee Report
From John Kross, ACMA President

It has been my pleasure to serve as the chair of the 2013 Nominating Committee. Other members of the nominating committee include: Gilbert Davidson, immediate past president; Bob Flatley, president-elect; and Kathie McAlpine, associate director. The committee has nominated the following ACMA members for election to the ACMA Board of Directors: Read more
ICMA 2013 99th Annual Conference
The ICMA 2013 Planning Committee met last month in Boston to begin plans for this year's conference. Below are some helpful links and information provided by the Boston Host Committee.

What's Next?

First, get acquainted with the host city by viewing the video link from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: Read more
ACMA 2013 Winter Conference
By Kari Kent, Conference Co-Chair and Mesa Deputy City Manager
Winter 2013 Conference Planning Committee

Happy holidays to all ACMA members! As you prepare for the New Year, hopefully you are thinking about your role as local government leaders and taking advantage of professional development opportunities that lie ahead in 2013.

I cordially invite you to attend the ACMA 2013 Winter Conference: Creating The Future You Envision, which will be held at the Sedona Hilton February 6-8, 2013. Read more
ACMA to Offer Two Scholarships to Harvard Program
Arizona City/County Management Association will offer two full scholarships this year to ACMA members for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Read more
ACMA Corporate Sponsors
ACMA has an extensive list of partners that help to make this and other conferences possible. It is through the support of our sponsors that our association is able to offset the costs of the trainings and other programs run by the association. During the conferences, please take a moment to say thank you to our corporate sponsors.

Point your browser here to view a list of the 2012 corporate sponsors.
Career Compass No 28. My Team Member is a Slacker!
By Dr. Frank Benest

As a mid-manager, I serve on an important cross-departmental team focused on neighborhood revitalization (one of the City Council's strategic priorities). Even though I do not formally lead the group, I am responsible for several significant project results. The problem is that I cannot meet my timelines without the active contributions of a team member from another department. He does not produce on a timely basis. He either drops the ball or calls me at the last minute and asks me to do some of the work. Read more
ACMA Members on the Move
Do you have a recent promotion or transition that you would like to announce? This 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 Mary Vinzant at 602-258-5786 or email:
New members
Full Member
Jerry D. Barnes, Town Manager, Town of Miami
Jose Luis Valdez, Town Clerk-Administrator, Town of Huachuca City
Paul M. Watson, Town Manager, Town of Snowflake

Associate Member
Penny Parrella, Executive Assistant to the City Council, City of Phoenix

Retired Member
David Krietor, City of Phoenix
ACMA Board of Directors
John Kross
Town Manager
Town of Queen Creek

Gilbert Davidson
Immediate Past President
Town Manager
Town of Marana

Kari Kent
Deputy City Manager
City of Mesa

Carl Swenson
City Manager
City of Peoria

Rachel Bremen
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
Robert Flatley
City Manager
City of Coolidge

Kevin Burke
City Manager
City of Flagstaff

Michael Ortega
County Administrator
Cochise County

Jim Thompson
City Manager
City of Casa Grande

Kathleen McAlpine
Associate Representative
Guest Experience Manager
Phoenix Convention Center

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