Category Government Management

Podcast: How to Best Your Budget

EPISODE SUMMARY Budget season can be intimidating for local government. In this episode, ICMA Members share stories of personal resilience while maneuvering the budgeting process. EPISODE NOTES It takes a lot of courage to manage a local government. Between elected…

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Focusing on Resilience: Recommendations for Disaster Recovery

Once a crisis occurs, local leaders immediately start thinking about recovery. How to you manage this process after a disaster? “There is no blueprint for this,” explained Harold Dominguez, city manager of Longmont, Colorado, after the 1,000-year flood event that destroyed 1,852…

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State of the Cities 2019

Every year, mayors across the country give state of the city speeches that, much like the State of the Union address, highlight their priorities and vision for the year and increasingly mayors are focusing on local solutions that address national challenges.…

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Empowering women in redevelopment

Inclusive urban planning is one of the most important elements in achieving a city’s successful reinvention. The infusion of women’s perspectives, along with socially diverse input, on key elements such as planning, zoning and development are important considerations for today’s…

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World Environment Day 2019

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this…

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