Slide background

SUCCESS STORIES

Professional Managers in Action

VISIT THE MAP

09-259-Pedersen-park

COMMUNITY HEROES

From Parks to Police and Beyond

FIND OUT MORE

tasha-on-steps

PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS

Make a Difference in Your Community

LEARN HOW

Slide background

FREE RESOURCES

Videos, Presentations, Ads, and More

FIND RESOURCES

Make-a-difference-screenshot-1

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Get Started in a Local Government Career

FIND OUT MORE

LWR-Slider-Mobile-Success_Stories-v2
LWR-Slider-Mobile-Community_Heroes-v2
LWR-Slider-Mobile-Professional_Managers-v3
LWR-Slider-Mobile-Free_Resources
LWR-Slider-Mobile-Make_a_Difference

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.

#healthcare may be uncertain, but in #localgov, #wellness is just in a days work ow.ly/QkLn30d3A7U

About an hour ago


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.

Sponsored by

"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 want to fulfill the mission of the City of Flagstaff, which is to improve the quality of life for all in our community" Read More

Josh Copley

City Manager
image of Matt Reedy community hero
"Truthfully, I have not seen anyone more passionate for his job or optimistic for the future of his town than Matt Reedy" Read More

Matt Reedy

Recreation Manager and Youth Advisor
"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
"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
"You do make a difference when you pick up the people's recycling...It takes dedication. I come here rain, snow, shine, everything. We're out here." Read More

Warren Gaskill

Recycling Operator

FEATURED VIDEOS

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.