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Read about member updates, community awards and events, the importance of networking, solar fields in Piqua and if a new salary history ban affects you. See the benefits of surveying your own folks, how smart cities tackle technology and ethical systems.
The recent Transforming Local Government Conference in Reno underscored an important professional lesson: networks have great value and high importance. See how "networking" is redefined through interactions with fellow local government professionals.
The 2019 Ohio Town & Gown Summit was held on July 18 & 19 in beautiful downtown Kent, OH. The Summit brought together over 120 local government and university administrators to learn about best practices in town and gown relations.
Sheryl Long has been a member of the Ohio City/County Management Association executive board since July 2018. She was appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Cincinnati in April 2019. See what Sheryl thinks is Cincinnati's best-kept secret.
Check out the OCMA Member Updates. Welcome new members to your association. Stay current on colleagues’ job changes, appointments and retirements.
How do you meet the needs and demands of your citizens and businesses for access to the ever-changing technological marketplace? See how it can be done with the GATEway (Gigabyte Access for Technology and Education) Fiber Network project.
Most local governments understand the need to ask their external customers for feedback. But there’s another group of customers many governments overlook in their systematic efforts to find out what customers think: their own employees.
The City of Wooster was recently recognized for innovation and sustainability in the operations of its Water Resource Recovery Facility and was awarded the ICMA 2019 Local Government Excellence Award for Community Sustainability.
Effective March 13, 2019, Cincinnati employers with at least fifteen employees are generally prohibited from seeking an applicant’s prior salary information. Cincinnati joins a growing number of states and municipalities that have enacted similar bans.
Two Americas: Driving Community Equity (Sept 13-15, 2019 in Clearwater, FL)There seems to be “Two Americas” in terms of “haves” and “have-nots” – but what should local government’s role be in developing community support systems for these groups?
The second solar field in Piqua was recently completed on 86 acres and is now producing 12.625 megawatts at its peak performance. The solar field is another component of the American Municipal Power Solar Phase II project.
As local government leaders are well aware, our systems reflect the biases and blind spots of the original designers. In the best circumstances, we have full visibility and understanding of the original intent and subsequent design. Too often, we don’t.