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Can’t-Miss Local Government Resources


ICMA’s website, and especially the Knowledge Network, house numerous resources in 83 distinct areas related to local government. To help you take advantage of this rich repository, each week the ICMA|blog will highlight a few of these resources. 

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LEARDERSHIP BRIEF: LIBRARIES SUPPORTING FAMILY LEARNING

Public libraries are becoming a more significant part of communities by helping families meet their learning needs. This Leadership Brief from the Urban Libraries Council explores the power of family learning and identifies five action steps libraries and community leaders can take to expand learning opportunities. 

                     Download Brief

 
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Adopt-A-Cat Month: 5 Strategies to Manage Community Cats

June is the start of “kitten season,” when thousands of newborn kittens join the cats already in animal shelters across the country. Here are 5 strategies to help communities overcome the overcrowding issue.

Review the Strategies

 
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4 TOOLS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUDGETING

Since the 1990s there has been explosive growth in the use of performance measures to improve local government performance.  This blog post explores how four common performance tools can help improve local government budgeting.

Read the Post

 

 
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5 UPBEAT IDEAS FOR A DOWN RECYCLING MARKET

Some local governments are having trouble sustaining their recycling programs due to the drop in commodity prices.  This article presents 5 ideas that can help turn your program around.

Discover the Ideas

 
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3 WAYS CARVER COUNTY, MINNESOTA, BENEFITS FROM GIS

Since the launch of its GIS system, Carver County has been able to expand its use internally and externally so that everyone can benefit from the software.

Learn How They Benefited

 

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