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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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Why City Rankings Matter

Benchmarking is not just for headlines; it shapes cities’ global imagination. In August 2018, shortly after the publication of the latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Global Liveability Index,” Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp addressed the press. Her city’s loss…

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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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