2014 New Mexico City Management Association Meeting

At the 2014 meeting of the New Mexico City Management Association last week I presented a session on ethics, focusing in on Tenet 12 of the ICMA Code of Ethics.  Tenet 12 says, “Seek no favor; believe that personal aggrandizement or profit secured by confidential...

Management Partners helps San Bernardino through Bankruptcy Proceedings

Management Partners has been asked by the City of San Bernardino to assist the City in managing its handling of its bankruptcy proceeding, after being taken to task by the presiding judge for its response. The City Council approved a contract with Management Partners which...

Strategies for Successful Strategic Plan Implementation

What factors help determine the success of strategic plan implementation? Dr. David Mitchell, assistant professor at the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida is conducting research to find out. He recently spoke at the Florida League of Cities 2014 Legislative Conference...

MMANC Annual Conference

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Annual Conference in Sacramento, California.   Although the conference had a number of informative sessions, I found the panel discussion on the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of...

2014 MMANC Annual Conference

While attending the 2014 Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Annual Conference, I listened to a thought-provoking session hosted by Katy Simon, former county manager of Washoe County, Nevada, on the topic of innovation in local government. Innovation, as she described, can be thought...

Alliance for Innovation "Big Ideas" Conference

This past weekend, the Alliance for Innovation held their annual “Big Ideas” conference in Fort Lauderdale, and, as usual, they put on a great event. The theme this year was resiliency–environmental, economic, and emotional. About 75 individuals from across the country participated in a discussion...

2014 ICMA Annual Conference

The 100th ICMA Annual Conference opened with President Simon Farbrother, the Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, welcoming several thousand people who had traveled to Charlotte, NC for this significant event.   ICMA was created by eight people a century...

IHN 2014 California Regional Summit

On Friday, August 23, Management Partners participated with approximately 80 others in the International Hispanic Network’s Regional Summit held in San Jose.  Jan Perkins, Senior Partner and ICMA Senior Advisor, was one of the coaches participating in the newly launched Madrinas/Padrinos program.   Karen Davis,...

Sacramento CompStat Meeting

This week I was invited to witness how the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) has institutionalized data-driven, performance-based policing strategies by attending one of the SPD’s regular CompStat meetings on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. With many local governments around California having to limit their budgets and cut...

2014 Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference

Over 200 women gathered for the annual Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference, held at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The theme was “Daring Greatly.” Speakers included San Bruno, CA city manager Connie Jackson; Tualatin, OR city manager Sherilyn Lombos;...

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