2017 All-America City Award Recipients Help Children Achieve Reading Proficiency

Council-manager communities dominate awards, which recognize civic engagement strategies that help low-income children. Fifteen communities or community partners from across the United States were honored on June 16 with the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) for their civic engagement efforts designed to help young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.…  Read More…

2017 Grads: Start Your Career in your Own Backyard

With unemployment rates near all-time lows, prospects for graduates this year are looking good–especially in city and county governments. The Center for State and Local Government Excellence’s Local Government Workforce of Tomorrow report predicts, “Local governments will face significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent in the years ahead as retiring baby boomers are replaced by a…  Read More…

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How To Survive Budget Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Budget Season! For communities operating on a July 1 fiscal year, March Madness means more than just college basketball. Spring is the time for many municipalities to forecast their resources for the coming year, prioritize new initiatives, and ensure they are following through on existing obligations. It’s…  Read More…

LWR Recognizes Community Heroes

Life, Well Run is pleased to announce the 2017 Community Heroes who were nominated by their jurisdictions for modeling dedication to local government and serving residents. Life, Well Run received a wonderful response to the call for Community Hero nominations that began in November 2016 with the support of ICMA-RC.  Managers sent in descriptions of their…  Read More…