Minneapolis Tackles Homelessness with Experimental Nav Center

On any given night, up to 400 people in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota (pop. 422,330), are homeless, according to CBS affiliate WCCO. Among those, roughly 50 individuals had been living in a “tent city” encampment at the intersection of Franklin and Hiawatha Avenues. To address this growing problem and benefit a severely underserved population,…  Read More…

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#GivingTuesday 2018: The Perfect Time to Remember ICMA’s Fund

Advocating adoption and retention of the council-manager form and establishment of professional management positions are mission priorities for ICMA. #Giving Tuesday, November 27, is the perfect time to renew your commitment to advocating professionalism in local government management by making a donation to ICMA’s Future of Professional Management Fund. Mounting grassroots campaigns to educate residents about…  Read More…

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Council-Manager Government, Professional Management Dominate 2018 All-America Cities Awards!

This year’s ten AAC Award recipients feature eight communities that operate under the council-manager form. Seven of the ten employ a professional local government manager. Eighty percent or eight of ten of the communities announced by the National Civic League (NCL) as recipients of this year’s 2018 All-America City (AAC) Awards operate under the council-manager form of…  Read More…

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Professional Management, Council-Manager Government Sweep List of All-America Cities Finalists

An unprecedented 80 percent or 16 out of the 20 finalists for the coveted All-America Cities (AAC) Award are communities that operate under the council-manager form of government with a highly trained, nonpartisan professional manager at the helm. These impressive statistics are the result of an analysis of the list of AAC Award finalists issued…  Read More…

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