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All indications are that the 2019 OCMA Winter Conference was a success. Thanks to all who attended and supported OCMA in its endeavor to provide its members with excellent professional development and networking opportunities.
Local governments need look no further than their own backyard for allies in the battle to do more and spend less. Enlisting local corporate stakeholders as partners in the work of local government can benefit everyone.
A number of revitalization projects have been taking place in the Village of Silverton. How many times has a Memorial Municipal Building turned into a brewery? See the collage of pictures of progress thus far.
A digital shift on building plan reviews means a smarter path toward better communities. Would faster turnarounds, stabilized budgets and increased customer service help your community?
Strategic planning is important, but the planning process is time consuming, can have little relevance for employees if they do not see results and if employees are not engaged. Read about Fairfield County's comprehensive approach to this process.
Public administrators’ days are filled with many demands. It becomes increasingly difficult to devote substantial time to long-term planning. Taking time to plan can pay off with higher wins in securing grant dollars and potentially lower project costs.
See what's happening in OCMA. Meet our new members, stay current on new appointments and retirements and celebrate the lives of OCMA members who have passed.
Local governments across our country are looking to cut costs while increasing efficiency. Budgets are tight and policies change, yet local governments are expected to continue to operate at peak efficiency. See how decentralization can help.
Do you think your fire department is unique? Is there something about the character of your agency which sets it apart from others? Many City Managers believe this to be true, but it is not always easy to identify what makes a department special.
The City of Kent and Kent State University are hosting the 4th Annual Ohio Town & Gown Summit on July 18-19, 2019 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful downtown Kent. The summit is an opportunity for all City, Universit...