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The purpose of the Idaho City Management Association’s (IdCMA), an affiliate of ICMA, is to increase the proficiency and effectiveness of Managers and Administrators of local government within the State of Idaho; to strengthen the quality of local government through professional management; to encourage and support the precepts of the Council/Manager plan; to maintain the high ethical standards of the profession of City Management; and provide opportunities to enhance the professional development of its members. 

 

In conjunction with the AIC City Officials’ Day at the Capitol, the annual Idaho City Management Association Winter Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January the 24th, in Boise, Idaho.

 

On Tuesday, January 23rd we’ll hold our business meeting at Beside Bardenay from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with the IdCMA dinner to follow.  On Wednesday, January 24th we’ll host our annual conference from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Grove Hotel.

 

WEDNESDAY SESSION:

Leading Your Community through Public Engagement in the 21st Century

 

The success of governance in the United States is dependent on the practice of democracy at the local level of government. Local governments, before states and the national government, must be capable of listening and responding to citizens. By and large, local governments may not be partisan, or polarized, to be effective.  Within this context, technology is rapidly changing how citizens articulate preferences to local officials and governing institutions. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce local government officials, supervisors, department heads, and employees to emerging research and practical techniques of public engagement. The first session frames the emerging engagement challenges facing local governments, especially understanding different types of “publics”: citizens, customers, and co-producers.  The second section explores citizen engagement through different types of forums, and the costs and benefits associated with them. Finally, we will discuss the types of data that is produced through these approaches to public engagement and how to analyze it for goal setting and decision-making.

  

This conference is a great resource for City staff including City Managers, Administrators, Supervisors and Department Heads and attendance on both days is suggested.  For more information please contact Jen Pfiffner at jpfiffner@ci.moscow.id.us.

 

To pay membership dues and/or register for the Annual Idaho City Management Association Winter Conference click HERE.

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