Life, Well Run is an ICMA (International City/County Management Association) initiative to raise awareness of and appreciation for city, town, and county managers.

What is a Professional Manager?

Professional city, town, and county managers are catalysts for creating ethical and efficient local government in more than 14,000 communities across the country. Whether it is a decision between bike lanes or parking lanes, green space or garage space, a courthouse or a convention center, professional local government managers are the people behind these decisions, turning policy into action and visionary ideas into tangible results. Managers help make good communities great, giving us a place we’re proud to call home.

Life, Well Run: the Video

Learn how professional city, county, and town managers help transform good communities into great ones.

Tell Us Your Story

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Make a Donation

Life, Well Run is funded by organizations and individuals who care passionately about professional, ethical, and effective local government. Please donate to support Life, Well Run. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us recruit the next generation of professional local government managers by raising awareness of the profession and encouraging students to consider it as a career choice.