ACMA Newsletter Advertising
Contact Amy Price at 602-258-5786 or
Az-Management is a bi-monthly publication of the Arizona City/County Management Association.
Editor: Amy Price
Your comments, suggestions and news contributions are welcome. Please email your contributions to:
Telephone: 602-258-5786
ACMA 2014 Winter Conference
By Bryant Powell, Conference Chair and Apache Junction Assistant City Manager

Arizona City/County Management Association is 60! - What a great year to be! I invite you to come and join together to reflect on our past, and to explore the opportunities of the future. Our winter conference is a great opportunity to do just that.

This year's ACMA 2014 Winter Conference will be held at the Sedona Hilton February 5-7, 2014.

Our association is a professional organization of over 250 members dedicated to increasing the knowledge and ability of city, town, and county managers, as well as other local government administrators. Our purpose is to strengthen the quality of local government in the state of Arizona through professional management, education, training, and the mutual exchange of information. Read more
ICMA's 99th Annual Conference - Revolutionary Leadership
With approximately 3,500 in attendance, the International City/County Management Association's 99th Annual Conference was one of the best attended conferences in years!

Mark your calendars for Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, September 14-17, 2014 where ICMA will celebrate its 100th anniversary! Read more
ICMA's "Life, Well Run" - A Public Awareness Campaign
Life, Well Run is ICMA's campaign to raise awareness of the role professional local government managers play in building communities we're proud to call home. Managers play a pivotal role in making local government and the services it provides more effective, efficient, ethical, and transparent. Read more
ACMA Launches New Pilot Mentoring Program!
The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) is piloting a new mentoring program in 2014 for members. ACMA's goal with the creation of a state-wide mentoring program is to develop a leadership pipeline by engaging promising individuals so that they are prepared to step into leadership roles in our Arizona communities. The ACMA mentoring program is meant to develop partnerships between local government executives and entry to mid-level professionals. The mentoring relationship will allow knowledge, information, and skills to be shared that will foster professional and personal growth. These discussions are confidential, and will not be mentioned to anyone else unless mutually agreed upon by both the mentor and mentee. Read more
Nominations Being Accepted for 2014 ACMA Executive Board
In 2014, there will be three Full Member seats and one Associate Member seat open on the ACMA Board. Please review the following information below as it contains information on how to apply for an open seat.

Nominating Committee
Per the ACMA by-laws, a nominating committee has been selected to recommend a slate of ACMA Executive Board members for consideration by the membership at the annual business meeting. The 2013 Nominating Committee is comprised of Robert Flatley, Coolidge; Kari Kent, Mesa; John Kross, Queen Creek; and Kristen Krey, Glendale. Read more
Award Nominations for 2014 Now Available!
Nominations for the following ACMA awards are now being accepted. Please access the links below for more information about each of the awards:

John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award
Catherine F. Connolly Outstanding Assistant City/County Manager Award
Associate's Award for Excellence in Leadership
ACMA Life Membership

Nominations are due by Monday, November 25. If you have any questions, please contact ACMA at 602-258-5786.
ACMA Around the State
On October 22, ACMA President Bob Flatley presented the 2013 ICMA Community Sustainability Award to the town of Clarkdale at a Town Council meeting. On the same day, President Flatley and Director Josh Wright were also on hand at a Gila Bend Town Council meeting to welcome Town Manager Rick Buss as an ICMA Credentialed Manager.
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 Amy Price at 602-258-5786 or email:
ACMA Welcomes New Members
Full Member
Rodney Glassman, Interim Town Manager, Town of Cave Creek

Associate Member
Tamara Shreeve, Council Office & Grant Program Manager, City of Peoria
Victoria Yarbrough, Leisure & Library Services Director, City of Sierra Vista

Faculty Member
David Swindell, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University
ACMA Board of Directors
Robert Flatley
City Manager
City of Coolidge

John Kross
Immediate Past President
Town Manager
Town of Queen Creek

Michael Ortega
County Administrator
Cochise County

Jim Thompson
City Manager
City of Casa Grande

Dawn Irvine
Associate Representative
Management & Budget Manager
Town of Gilbert

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

Tom Belshe
Deputy Director
League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Karolyn Kent
Deputy City Manager
City of Mesa

Kevin Burke
City Manager
City of Flagstaff

Carl Swenson
City Manager
City of Peoria

Josh Wright
Town Manager
Town of Wickenburg

Kristen Krey
Associate Representative
City Council Administrator
City of Glendale

Mike Hutchinson
ACMA/ICMA Range Rider
Retired City Manager
City of Mesa
Arizona City/County Management Association
1820 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007   •   Phone: (602) 258-5786   •   Fax: (602) 253-3874   •