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Week in Review: Oct. 13-17


It’s been a great week over at ICMA and I hope you have had an equally amazing week. I’ll jump straight to it, so here you go, ICYMI:

  • A touching blog was posted in the Professional Fellows Exchange Program this week. It described the experience one of our fellows had in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She describes the stars hanging in the Mayor’s office that had what the children of Tulsa would like to see in the future. One said, “Stop the drunk driver.”
  • Did you know that the American Society of Civil Engineers gave a grade of “D+” for overall American infrastructure? The Center for Sustainable Communities posted a blog about this and you can read it here.
  • Water usage is on the top of the list of concerns for most local governments. According to this article, North Richland Hills, Texas has made permanent watering restrictions that are the same as Stage 1 Drought Restrictions.
  • A great article about becoming tourist friendly on a low budget was posted this week. The main theme of the article is to focus on “going mobile.” Most people are staring at their smartphones all of the time anyway so why not incorporate them into your tourism programs?

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Jesse Himes
Knowledge Network Intern