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As part of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), I am proud to announce that the organization is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year. Established in 1914, the ICMA strives to advance professional local governments worldwide. The organization’s mission is to “create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.”
ICMA provides various services and resources to local governments and professionals serving communities all over the world. Such services and resources include research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, as well as training and professional development. These services are provided to thousands of city, town, and county leaders nationwide, ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas. ICMA has also run several campaigns, including Life, Well Run which was designed to raise public awareness of the role professional local government managers play in building communities.
ICMA is asking members and supporters to spread the word by displaying the ICMA image via social media to help continue the 100th anniversary celebration and using the hashtag #ICMAProud via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.