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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Innovation is Hard - We Can All Benefit from a Network

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

2019 Ohio Town & Gown Summit

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Q&A with Sheryl Long, Cincinnati Assistant City Manager - Cincinnati Business Courier

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

OCMA Member Updates

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Check out the OCMA Member Updates. Welcome new members to your association. Stay current on colleagues’ job changes, appointments and retirements.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

A ‘Smart’ Approach to ‘Smart-Cities’ -- Tackling Technology Together

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Surveying an Overlooked Category of Customers - Your Own Folks

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Wooster Water Resource Recovery Facility - 2019 ICMA Local Government Excellence Award Winner

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City of Cincinnati Passes Salary History Ban

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Alliance for Innovation’s BIG Ideas: The Future of Communities 2019 Meeting

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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?

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Solar Field in Piqua, Ohio

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Three Big Questions for Building More Ethical Systems

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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.

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