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…

Professional Management Drives #LocalGov Efficiency & Effectiveness

Professional local government management—through which elected officials hire a highly trained, nonpolitical chief executive to oversee the day-to-day operations of a community—makes a significant difference in that jurisdiction’s creditworthiness, efficiency, and ability to build community, according to a recent review conducted by ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. ` A review of Moody’s Aaa-rated local…  Read More…

Calling For Community Hero Nominations

Do you know a community hero, like Sergeant Saemi Kitchens of Prince William County, Va., or Warren Gaskill, a recycling operator in Rockville, Md.? These dedicated public servants work with professional local government managers to keep your city, town or county running smoothly every day. If you look around your community, you’ll find people using their talents…  Read More…