To promote local government excellence, professionalism and ethics by providing education, training, information exchange, professional support and mentoring to local government management professionals, students, faculty, elected officials, and the public at-large.
The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) will assist local government management professionals in building sustainable communities that improve residents’ lives. Arizona’s cities, towns, and counties will continue to be recognized for being professionally managed by knowledgeable and ethical leaders who are committed to the best interests of the diverse communities they serve.
Arizona is a young and rapidly growing state where the quality of local government leadership makes a significant difference in the economic vitality and quality of life in each community.
The Arizona City/County Management Association provides education, training, and mutual exchange of information to increase the proficiency of Arizona’s local government management professionals, with the goal of strengthening the quality of Arizona’s local governments.
Arizona has a strong tradition of council-manager governance, in which the professional manager is the chief executive officer who provides consistent day-to-day implementation and control over local government staff, programs and budget and serves as the chief policy advisor to elected officials. This tradition empowers Arizona’s cities, towns and counties through long-term professional leadership that can maintain focus on the stability, prosperity and best interests of the community beyond changes that may occur in election cycles.
Managers in city, town and county governments, in partnership with elected officials and engaged citizenry, make key decisions on local services, resource allocation, infrastructure, arts and culture, the natural and built environments and health and human services that have powerful impacts today and into the future. Key decision-makers, they also serve as primary policy advisors to elected officials at the local level.
The Arizona City/County Management Association, through its educational, networking and consulting programs and services, provides critical support needed by local professional city, town and county managers.
Questions? Contact League Staff at 602-258-5786 or email email@example.com
ACMA serves experienced and new local government managers, and the students who aspire to serve in those roles, with the following programs and services:
The range and substance of ACMA’s programs and services is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.
Sponsors at the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels mix and mingle with attendees at the ACMA Winter and Summer Conferences.
Who attends? The top local government officials in Arizona’s cities, counties and towns, including:
January 25 - 27, 2023 in Sedona, AZ
Arizona Networking Opportunities:
July 12 - 14, 2023 in Tucson, AZ
Arizona Networking Opportunities:
Harvard Scholarship Contribution
ACMA will offer two full scholarships this year to ACMA full and associate members for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. This intensive, interactive program is designed to help participants learn innovative ways of management the real-world challenges and crises of government. Participants will develop new conceptual frameworks to address policy issues, explore the interrelationship between citizens and government, examine the ethical and professional responsibilities of leadership, and exchange ideas with faculty and participants from diverse backgrounds.