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Nominations Being Accepted for 2015 ACMA Executive Board
In 2015, 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. Read more
Award Nominations for 2014 Now Available!
Nominations for the following ACMA awards are now being accepted. Please follow 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, December 1. If you have any questions, please contact ACMA at 602-258-5786.
Counting Down to Next Generation Leadership Conference
ACMA and the Alliance for Innovation are excited to announce that there are nearly 120 registrants signed up for the inaugural Next Generation Leadership Conference!

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
ACMA Mentoring Program Seeks New Participants
The ACMA Mentoring Program will begin its second year and is currently looking for new participants!

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
Member Profile
Pamela Alexander
Senior Fiscal Analyst
Development & Sustainability Dept.
City of Mesa

Where are you originally from?
Tucson, Arizona

Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
I enjoy serving the community and local government provides me an opportunity to dedicate my profession to an organization that serves the community. Over the last fourteen years I have been able to provide support services to the City of Mesa through involvement in preparing and tracking budgets for some of the largest and most complex departments, working as an integral team member to develop long-term capital improvement projects with an understanding of how impact fees and enterprise funds may be used to help fund essential city services. Additionally, I have been part of department management teams to support departmental visions and goals. Read more
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Voluntary Credentialing Program
Bryant Powell, Assistant City Manager, City of Apache Junction

As a professional in local government for 16 years, it is important to continue to pursue top quality education and progressive information regarding all facets of what it takes to be an effective and productive leader for the community in which I work, play and live. This year I was awarded the opportunity to participate in the ICMA Credentialed Manager Program which allowed me to gain several perspectives on the type of leader that I have emerged into and identified not only my strengths, but also areas where there was room for improvement. Read more
1. 100th Anniversary Conference: Record-Breaking Attendance!
2. 2015 Regional Summits
3. Keep Up with ICMA Events!
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Save the Date - Transforming Local Government Conference
The 2015 Transforming Local Government Conference will be held in Phoenix, April 13-15! The conference will highlight the bold action and leadership needed in today's changing environment.

The Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) is different from any other conference you will attend. TLG attracts attendees from local governments that are deliberately seeking new and innovative ways to meet new challenges and provide high quality service to the communities they serve. Read more
Local Government Transparency through Dashboards - Digital Document
Alliance for Innovation

This Digital Document presents some of the best current examples of local governments exhibiting transparency to the public through the use of dashboards. This is a great example of how local governments are increasingly using "open-gov" concepts to be more accountable to the people they serve. Technological advances such as decreased storage costs and greater broadband accessibility has been able to make this a reality. 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 Member
John Pombier, Deputy City Manager, City of Mesa

Associate Member
Sheri Collins, Senior Fiscal Analyst, City of Mesa
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 Senior Advisor
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 Senior Advisor
Retired City Manager
City of Mesa
Arizona City/County Management Association
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