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Bryant Powell Receives ICMA Credentialed Manager Status
Apache Junction Assistant City Manager Bryant Powell recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

Powell is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA voluntary credentialing program. Read more
ACMA Book Club
Thank you to everyone who participated in the breakfast session, "What Are You Reading?" at the ACMA Summer Conference.

A number of members have expressed that an ongoing book club would be a good way to keep the momentum going and allow members to continually share information. Read more
ACMA Service Project
As part of the ACMA Strategic Plan Key Results Area 5, "Member Communication and Involvement," the ACMA Board discussed doing a first-ever ACMA member state-wide service project this year.

ACMA is looking for volunteers to be on a subcommittee to meet and brainstorm ideas for a service project, organize the event, plan logistics and lead on the project. Read more
Save the Date: Next Generation Leadership event Nov. 13
ACMA has collaborated with the Alliance for Innovation to provide a half-day, high quality, educational and networking opportunity designed specifically for associate members.

The Next Generation Leadership mini-conference provides an afternoon experience for local government professionals who might not have the time or resources to attend a multiday conference. Read more
1. ACMA Reception @ ICMA
2. ICMA Virtual Conference
3. Life, Well Run
4. Range Rider Changes
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Member Profile
Jeff Tyne
Deputy City Manager
City of Peoria

Where are you originally from?
Newport Beach, California. I lived in the pre-"reality show" era of Orange County. Before VW wagons were replaced by Porsches, and burger joints by bistros.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
Looking back, I guess there were clues all along. Since I was young, I've been fascinated with history-those moments and decisions which alter entire societies! Around the dinner table, conversation often migrated toward the political issues of the day. And my parents' background, in the education and non-profit fields, likely spurred a drive to perform socially meaningful work. Read more
Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government
John Kross, ICMA-CM, Town Manager, Queen Creek
I want to start by thanking ACMA, the many generous sponsors who, for over seventeen years, have found the value of the important work that Harvard University is doing in the Senior Executives program. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and your ongoing commitment to public service......

Robert Pickels, County Administrator, Yuma County
I have to admit that I was more than a little anxious about attending the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. From the time that ACMA President Kari Kent called to let me know that I had been selected, I thought a lot about what I hoped to gain from attending. Sure, there would be opportunities to meet amazing people (as I did with John Kross from Queen Creek) and the faculty would likely be a fountain of knowledge, which they were. But, I had the feeling that this might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn some things about myself that I wasn't as familiar with as I could be. That is exactly what happened during my three weeks in Cambridge...... Read more
Education Benefits for ACMA Members
Grand Canyon University
As Arizona's premier private university, Grand Canyon University offers more than 100 majors and areas of concentration for students, including several options to receive a Masters of Public Administration (MPA).

GCU currently offers an MPA with an emphasis in government and policy, geared towards students desiring to or currently working in careers in government and roles within the public sector. Read more
Marvin Andrews Fellowship Update
The ninth class of Marvin Andrews Fellows started on August 4. Congratulations to the new members!

Yesenia Castaneda arrives with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of California Irvine, received in March 2013.

Craig Dudek graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in economics, awarded in May 2013.

Tyler Goodman comes with a bachelor's in political science from Brigham Young University, received in June 2014. Read more
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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
Josh Copley, Deputy City Manager, City of Flagstaff
Anna Flores, Town Manager, Town of Kearny
Peter Jankowsi, Town Manager, Town of Cave Creek
Deanna Jonovich, Deputy City Manager, City of Phoenix
Crystal Prentice, City Manager, City of Page
Bob Wingenroth, City Manager, City of Surprise

Associate Members
Teri Bankhead, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Sahuarita
Niel Curley, Management Assistant, City Manager's Office, City of Mesa
Gabriel Morales, Management Intern, City of Phoenix
Ginger Spencer, Special Asst. to the City Manager, City of Phoenix
Samantha S. Tavares, Management Intern, City of Phoenix
Pamela Weir, Management Analyst, City of Sierra Vista

Faculty Member
Hector Zelaya, Director, Bob Ramsey Executive Education, Arizona State University
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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