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File #: 14-1029    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/18/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/5/2014 Final action: 8/5/2014
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the International City/County Management Association.
Attachments: 1. Proclamation in Support of ICMA Anniversary (3) 8-5-14, 2. Executed Proclamation 8-5-14 item 3.pdf
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the International City/County Management Association.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact associated with this action.

Reason for Recommendation
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advocating professional management of local government worldwide. ICMA provides member support; publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 8,200 city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.

ICMA was founded in 1914 as the City Managers’ Association, a professional organization for appointed city managers and administrators. Its purpose was to bring reform and accountability to local governments and to be an advocate for professional management in local government. In 1924, ICMA members expressed their commitment to high standards of conduct by adopting a code of ethics.
ICMA’s origins lie in the development of the council-manager form of local government, which combines the strong professional experience of an appointed local government manager or administrator with the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, board of supervisors, or other governing body.
The organization changed its name in 1989 to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to reflect the diversity of its expanding membership. In 2005, as part of its brand revitalization, the organization agreed to go by its four-character abbreviation, ICMA.
Today ICMA represents 8,000 local government executives and urban experts worldwide. Its members include appointed managers/administrators and assist...

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