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Top Challenges in Arizona!

Within the last month exciting things have happened in the West Region!

Phoenix Ambassador Forum

On October 6, over 50 local government leaders joined us for an exciting ideas exchange on these popular topics:

  • Public Engagement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Culture of Innovation
  • Talent Recruitment
  • Performance Management

Special thanks to the City of Phoenix and The Mejorando Group for their sponsorship of this event as well to the City of Good Year, Arizona who shared about their innovative culture  and their infamous “Innovation Idol” competition sparked by their past experience with the Alliance Innovation Academy.  If your organization would like to host a forum in 2017 please contact me at! Also note if you would like to learn more about the Alliance Innovation Academy visit our site at:

Upcoming Events

Look out for the Alliance supporting our state association partners to share emerging and engaging content!

2016 MMASC Annual Conference: 

December 7-9, 2016

The Alliance will be speaking about the Next Big Things and Disruptive Technology! To invite us to make a presentation to your organization or region please contact me at

Presentation Description:

Next Big Things:  Disruptive Technology

Are you Future Ready?

What might our cities and counties look like in 2036? Results from the recently completed research from the Alliance for Innovation on the “The Next Big Things” impacting local government will inform you of the four forces and trends that should be on your radar with a specific focus on technology trends. Just as water is the driving force of all life, access to technology is quickly becoming the driving force of our local, national and global landscape.

The Alliance for Innovation connects innovative and successful local governments in robust communities of practice and shares new research and resources. During this session you will learn from Nijah Fudge, West Regional Director at the Alliance for Innovation, how communities from across the country are addressing future technology trends around these key areas:

  • Planning, funding and deploying technology services to meet the existing and future needs of our communities where are you getting the funding info from?
  • Educating our communities about the imperative to make technologies deployment and equitable access a priority
  • The Changing political landscape to address the industries and regulations standing in our way are you really addressing the political landscape and providing examples of industries and regulations that will be opposing these changes?

2016 ACMA Next Generation Conference: 

November 3, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.

The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) with the Alliance for Innovation have collaborated once again to provide a full day, high quality, educational and networking opportunity designed for associate members.

The Next Generation Leadership Conference provides an experience for local government professionals who might not have the time or resources to attend a multi-day conference. Registration closes soon! Register today! 

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