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ACMA 2014 Summer Conference
By Katie Gregory
Conference Chair and Peoria Deputy Finance and Budget Director

The 2014 ACMA Summer Conference is just around the corner, and on behalf of the conference planning committee, we would like to invite you to join us at our newest location in Marana, AZ. This year's Summer Conference will be held at the Dove Mountain Resort, July 23-25, 2014. Come and embrace your spirit of adventure, and discover how easy it is to be inspired by the land revered by the Hohokam Indian inhabitants of centuries past. Read more
ACMA Awards Harvard Scholarships
Thanks to the generous support of APS, and our other 2014 Harvard Sponsors, listed here, ACMA has awarded two scholarships to this year's Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University. After careful consideration of this year's applicants, the Harvard Scholarship Committee unanimously agreed to award this year's scholarships to: John Kross, town manager for Queen Creek; and Robert Pickels, county manager for Yuma County. Please help ACMA in congratulating this year's recipients! Read more
ACMA Ad Hoc Ethics Committee
ACMA is putting together an ad hoc ethics committee and is looking for members interested in joining this important working group. The committee would most likely meet monthly for the next year.

The purpose of the new ethics committee is to develop strategies to enhance the awareness of ethical behavior in the managerial profession. The ad hoc committee will also look at reviewing and developing ethical educational materials for distribution among ACMA member communities. Read more
Arizona ICMA Credentialed Managers
Yvonne Kimball, town manager of town of Dewey-Humboldt, recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Ms. Kimball is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA voluntary credentialing program. Read more
Board Member Article: ACMA Membership
Mike Ortega, ACMA Board Member, County Administrator, Cochise County

Your involvement and engagement in ACMA is needed. As the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) celebrates its 60th anniversary, we need your involvement now more than ever. ACMA was established to be an advocate for the public management profession and its membership yet its strength comes from the membership and their commitment to furthering the profession through the development of future leaders. Read more
A Fantastic Opportunity: ICMA & the U.S. Department of State Legislative Process and Governance Fellows Program
by Jerene Watson, Deputy City Manager, City of Flagstaff

Last summer our city of Flagstaff was fortunate to be selected as an exchange city in the ICMA/State Department Professional Fellows Program. I strongly recommend exploring the opportunity to compete for an exchange in this new partnership ICMA has developed with the State Department. Read more
Encourage Your Colleagues to Attend ICMA's 100th Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County!

ICMA's 100th Anniversary!

This year's ICMA Annual Conference, September 14-17, in Charlotte, North Carolina, combines a cost-effective, high-quality professional development opportunity; networking; and information sharing-now when you need them most-in a city on the move, with a bustling, cosmopolitan vibe and a down-home feel in the heart of the new South. Our conference site provides a unique blend of the urban and urbane yet quiet and quaint, this hot spot of trade, energy, finance and culture, hasn't lost a bit of its sassy southern charm. The 100th Annual Conference educational program has been developed to provide attendees with a celebration of our past, a focus on the present, and a preparation for our future. Read more
Becoming an ICMA Member
As an ICMA member, you become part of a worldwide network of senior management professionals who share a commitment to local government excellence and dedication to the highest standards of honesty and integrity, and who help make good communities great, giving us a place we're proud to call home. Read more about the multi-faceted benefits of ICMA membership.

ICMA is committed to supporting you at every stage of your career in local government. Check out the resources for students, early career professionals, mid-career managers, executives, and encore professionals in the Career Stage Guide at ICMA.
2014 Call for Volunteers: Serve on an ICMA Task Force, Advisory Group or Committee
Here is your chance to connect with other ICMA members. Volunteer today and contribute to ICMA's success in the coming year.

Follow this link for descriptions of all the opportunities in 2014 and to complete the online Committee/Task Force Volunteer Form.
Scholarships Available for Women to attend ICMA Annual Conference
As part of its ongoing commitment to attract women into the field of local government management and helping develop those women who already work in the field, ICMA is offering scholarships to women to attend the ICMA 100th Annual Conference. Read more
ICMA and SAS Launch New Performance Management and Analytics Solution
ICMA, with over 100 years of local government management expertise, is partnering with the leading developer of performance analytics software, SAS, to launch a performance management and analytics solution in July. Read more
ACMA Member Profile
Steven Turner, Management Assistant, Casa Grande

Where are you originally from?
Chandler, AZ

Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
My grandfather was heavily involved in the community. From him I learned that the process of changing the world begins with creating and maintaining strong communities. In choosing my career path I decided that the best way to make a significant impact was to work for local governments and lead the process of creating a strong and stable community. Read more
2015 Transforming Local Government Conference
Thank you to those who attended the Transforming Local Government Conference in Denver this past week and stopped by Booth 419! Ginger Spencer, Sam Feldman and Thaddis Jackson were there representing the TLG2015 Host Committee.

TLG2015, hosted by the Arizona City/County Management Association and the city of Phoenix, will be held in downtown Phoenix during April 13-15, 2015! If you are interested in joining the host committee for the 2015 conference, please contact Sam Feldman at
ASU Annual Public Finance Conference
Understanding options and disclosure requirements for local governments

Networking Reception
May 8
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Public Finance Conference
May 9
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center
100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

View the full agenda and speakers.

Point your browser here to register.
Andrews Fellowship Update
By George Pettit, ACMA Life Member and ASU Professor of Practice

This is always a busy time for the Fellowship. We are graduating three new fellows at the May 13, 2014 Convocation at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Justine Bruno, Alexis Ramirez and Alex Rivera will receive their Master of Public Administration. This will make the total alumni count 24 from seven classes. To date, 21 are still actively engaged in government, two are in private sector, and one is managing a family. Read more
2014 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards Call for Nominations Announced
The Center for the Future of Arizona has announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, a statewide competition created to recognize non-elected public servants who serve as a critical link between citizens and the people elected to represent them. Read more
Apply Now for the Innovations in American Government Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards.

Offered by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation's premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. 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 Samantha Womer at 602-258-5786 or email:
New Members
Full Members
Jennifer Campbell, Assistant City Manager, City of Glendale
John Dougherty, City Manager, City of Kingman
Julie Frisoni Shumway, Assistant City Manager, City of Glendale
Nachie Marquez, Assistant City Manager, City of Chandler
Gregory Rose, City Manager, City of Maricopa

Associate Members
Martina Longoria, Council Assistant, City of Glendale
Stephanie Small Family Services Manager, City of Avondale
ACMA Board of Directors
Karolyn Kent
Deputy City Manager
City of Mesa

Josh Wright
Town Manager
Town of Wickenburg

Brian Dalke
City Manager
City of Goodyear

Mike Ortega
County Administrator
Cochise County

Kristen Krey
Associate Representative
City Council Administrator
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
Immediate Past President
City Manager
City of Coolidge

Kevin Burke
City Manager
City of Flagstaff

Shane Dille
City Manager
City of Nogales

Carl Swenson
City Manager
City of Peoria

Brent Stockwell
Associate Representative
Strategic Initiatives Director
City of Scottsdale

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