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#ICYMI: Making Apps Meaningful for Local Government . . . and More

Our mission with the Knowledge Network is to ensure users have access to the best local government resources.  Here is a recap of resources recently added:

Making Apps Meaningful for Local Government

In 2013, ICMA teamed up with its longtime Strategic Partner Esri to cohost white boarding exercises about what local government executives and staff need in apps, dashboards, and other smart tools.  This document reports on the discoveries made during these exercises. Download to Learn More.

Some Questions Never Go Away

This post from the Performance Management & Analytics blog tells the story of how performance management affected this ICMA member’s career.  Learn More Here.

A Passion for Leadership

ICMA member Gerald Newfarmer published this guest post in the Leadership {RE}Imagined blog highlighting important discoveries on leadership made by former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates in his book A Passion for LeadershipRead the Post Here.

Leadership Skills for Managing Wicked Problems in Local Government

Local governments face “wicked” problems in the 21st century.  This blog post presents leadership skills to help you manage them.  Discover the Skills Here.

It’s a National Ethics Awareness Month Podcast: Let’s Get Ethical

This GovLove podcast features Martha Perego, ICMA’s director of ethics, and Julie Underwood, assistant city manager, Daly City, California, discussing one of the hotly debated guidelines for ICMA members—namely, the two-year job requirement. Listen Here.

Professional Fellows Exchange Program Blog

Many new posts have been added in the past couple of weeks from U.S. local government professionals writing about their experiences learning abroad. Read All the Posts Here.

How Big Data Is Revolutionizing the Parking Industry

The IPS Group is helping communities implement a smarter parking system.  This article discusses how to use the data from smarter parking systems to improve your initiatives. Read the Article Here.


March is Women’s History Month and all month long the In the Know blog will be posting stories by women leaders in local government.  Please read and share these stories with your colleagues.


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Douglas Shontz

Knowledge Network Research and Content Development Associate