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Personnel

Article City Forum by Norman Coppinger

Engage Your Leadership Skills

The League offers city officials and staff numerous professional development and networking options.

Article City Forum by Melissa Kuehne

Resources for Newly Elected Officials

Serving on the city council requires a basic understanding of diverse city operations and issues such as land use and planning, public safety, disaster response and more.

La Quinta Transforms Its Workplace Culture to Better Serve the Community

The city set out to create an energetic and engaged workforce and foster a culture of creativity, innovation and passion.

Article Executive Director's Message by Carolyn Coleman

After the Campaign Is Over: Aim for Exceptional

Two-thirds of Americans surveyed in a 2018 poll had a favorable opinion of their local government. The public will continue to look favorably on local government and a functioning local democracy if newly elected and re-elected mayors and council members embrace the attributes of exceptional councils.

Article Features by Charles Harvey and Eva Spiegel

Community Policing Insights From Chief Daniel Hahn

Chief Hahn discusses strategies to help build stronger relationships between the community and local law enforcement.

Article President’s Message by Jan Arbuckle

Strategic Growth Planning and Dynamic Transformation

Moving the League forward will involve implementing big, bold ideas on multiple fronts.

Article Features by Katie Pebler

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of the League’s Annual Conference

Take a few easy steps to optimize your experience.

Article Features by Eva Spiegel

Perspectives on City Management From ICMA President-Elect Karen Pinkos

El Cerrito Assistant City Manager Karen Pinkos will have an opportunity to shape both policy and the future of the city management profession.

Article Features by Katie Pebler

Join the League in Long Beach to Celebrate Its 120th Anniversary

Learn the latest and hear speakers with inspiring ideas.

Article Features by Frank Benest

Winning the War for Talent: The Elected Official’s Role

Talent is mobile and in short supply.

Article Features by Steven M. Berliner

Strategies to Manage Increasing Pension Costs

Explore ways to tackle this daunting task.

Article City Forum by Jennifer Whiting

Register Now for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
Long Beach Convention Center, Sept. 12–14

Approximately 2,000 elected officials and staff will meet, network and attend sessions designed to educate and inform.

Article Features by Wade McKinney

Why We Need Diversity in City Management

Promoting diversity at City Hall is a key strategy for ensuring equitable public service.

Article President’s Message Rich Garbarino

Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse Future Workforce

Programs that introduce our young people to local government and career opportunities in public service can provide a variety of benefits.

Article City Forum Jennifer Whiting

Upcoming Leadership Training Opportunities

The League offers a range of professional development sessions featuring current research, model programs and best practices.

Article President’s Message Rich Garbarino

Amplify Your Community’s Voice by Fostering Future Leaders

California cities use a variety of methods, including citizens’ academies and similar programs, to engage residents in civic life and give them a voice.

Article Features Tom Tait

Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting. The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most important benefits of promoting kindness.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Torch Program Recognizes Leadership in Action and Continued Education

This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.

Article Web Exclusive Melissa Kuehne

Tips for Effective Governance

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid Scandal

When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a particular…