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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...Even if you can help just one person, you know that you've made the biggest difference for that one person...if you do that everyday, that's 365 days in a year." Read More

Sergeant Saemi Kitchens

Police Department
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"The most important thing about being a public worker is to know that you are working for the constituents and not for a pay check." Read More

Eric Poon

Traffic Investigator
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"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
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"Being able to give the community that support when they need it I think is huge. We really take a lot of pride in what we do here....You're dealing with people that are having such a hard time in their lives and being able to relate and to just reassure them that we're providing them with the best possible place that we can." Read More

Peter Robertson

Parks and Grounds Technician, Grandview Cemetery
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"It is an honor to see that you are making a difference in the community." Read More

Maria Villagomez

Assistant City Manager
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"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

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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.