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SUCCESS STORIES

Professional Managers in Action

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COMMUNITY HEROES

From Parks to Police and Beyond

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PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS

Make a Difference in Your Community

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Life, Well Run is an ICMA (International City/County Management Association) initiative to raise awareness of and appreciation for the value professional managers bring to build ethical, efficient, effective local government and great communities we’re proud to call home.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Professional local government managers improve the quality of life in their communities every day.

COMMUNITY HEROES

If you look around your community, you’ll find people using their talents each day to improve our quality of life. Some are in very public roles—like police officers or teachers. Others keep the roads maintained, collect recycling, beautify our parks and public spaces. We’re capturing profiles of these community heroes who work with professional city, town, and county managers to make Life, Well Run.

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"Everyday is unpredictable, you just don't know what you're going to get... The position I have in my job is to help other people and as a supervisor I feel like I can help my squad as well...." Read More

Sergeant Saemi Kitchens

Police Department
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As a mentor, Matt believes in each board member more than they believe in themselves. Read More

Matt Reedy

Recreation Manager and Youth Advisor
"Every child has the ability to excel and reach his or her greatest potential despite any challenges he or she encounters early in life, if we believe in them." Read More

Dr. Lisa Morris Hibbler

Dir. Youth Development and Social Innovation
"I love serving the community, we have such a great community here.... I like being that person who is supporting someone at the worst time in their life...to help them get closure...." Read More

Jacklyn Shaklee

Crimes Against Persons Detective
"There are parts of the world where potable water is not a reality. So ensuring that our community can rely on the water coming out of their tap, that’s contribution we make." Read More

Parvani Vandeyar

Water Quality Superintendent
"What you don't bank on is falling in love with our industry... This is what it's all about. Serving the public." Read More

David McCary

Solid Waste Management Director

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Campaign Materials

For managers, students, educators, elected officials, and state associations. If you are interested in bringing the Life, Well Run campaign to your community, state, or school, ICMA has developed a variety of resources that you can use.