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ACMA Nominating Committee Report
By Kari Kent, ACMA President

It has been my pleasure to serve as the chair of the 2015 Nominating Committee. Other members of the nominating committee include Robert Flatley, immediate past president; Josh Wright, president-elect; and Brent Stockwell, associate director. The committee has nominated the following ACMA members for election to the ACMA Board of Directors: 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. This intensive, interactive program is designed to help participants learn innovative ways of managing the real-world challenges and crises of government. Participants will develop new conceptual frameworks to address policy issues, explore the interrelationship between citizens and government, examine the ethical and professional responsibilities of leadership, and exchange ideas with faculty and participants from diverse backgrounds. Read more
Member Profile
Harvey Krauss
City Manager
City of Eloy

Where are you originally from?
I am from High Point, North Carolina. After completing my bachelor's degree, I relocated out west where I went to graduate school at ASU, and have worked for local governments in Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
I've had a keen interest in government since college, and was encouraged to pursue a government career by a college professor who later became a U.S. Senator. I enjoy the dynamic nature of working in local government, especially formulating and implementing policies that will have a positive impact on the physical, social and economic environment of the community. Read more
ICMA Credentialing
by Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager, City of Sierra Vista

As members of ACMA, I think it is fair to say that we are all committed to local government and to serving with professionalism and pride. Keeping up with trends and "sharpening the saw" is part of how we continue to add value to our organization. The ICMA voluntary credentialing program provides a simple way for executive level managers to demonstrate adherence to high standards of integrity, and a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. Read more
ICMA News - Call for Ideas for ICMA's 101st Annual Conference
ICMA members are invited to submit educational program ideas for ICMA's 101st Annual Conference, which will take place September 27-30, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2015. Read more
Transforming Local Government Conference - Registration Now Open!
TLG 2015 Registration Now Open
Take Advantage of the Discounted Rate by February 28!

TLG 2015 will move our gaze forward to coming trends and realities of what lies ahead, exploring what organizations should be doing now to prepare for Our Community 2025. How do we prepare to provide services in the coming years? What is our succession plan? How are we preparing for communication between employees and citizens? Read more
Scholarships Available for 2015 Transforming Local Government Conference
As part of ACMA's affiliation with the Alliance for Innovation, ACMA is able to provide one scholarship to attend the Transforming Local Government conference April 13-15, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona. The scholarship is available to ACMA members and will cover the cost of registration. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter detailing your interest and financial needs along with your resume.

In order to be considered for the scholarship offered to ACMA members, please return your interest letters to ACMA, Attention: Amy Price, 1820 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85007 by January 30, 2015.

For more details on the conference, please visit:
ACMA Corporate Sponsors
The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) promotes local government excellence, professionalism and ethics by providing education, training and mentoring to local government professionals and students. ACMA Sponsors are essential in supporting ACMA's year-long offerings of programs and services that reach city, town and county managers across Arizona. In addition to the corporate sponsor program, ACMA has a sponsorship opportunity to help sends members to Harvard University - Senior Executives in State and Local Government. If you are interested in this additional opportunity, please contact us.

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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
Jestin Johnson, City Manager, City of Bisbee

Associate Member
Christian Williams, Executive Management Assistant, City of Goodyear
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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