During ICMA President Svrcek’s visit to Portland last week she plugged a program that she describes as a “diamond in ICMA’s repertoire of offerings”. This program is the Assistants’ Exchange Program which takes place on the Friday before the annual ICMA conference begins. It is your opportunity to learn from other cities and discuss the issues and programs that affect the host communities. Here’s the description from the ICMA website:
“The Assistants’ Exchange will involve spending the day as the guest of a participating local government in the Boston area. On Friday morning, participants will be transported from their hotels to their host communities where they will tour government operations, attend meetings, and discuss the programs, people, and issues affecting the community. The exchange program is open to all assistants who are ICMA members. The number of assistants that the program can accommodate will be limited to the number of host communities participating. Selections will be made on a first come, first-served basis. Apply early!”
If you are interested you should plan to arrive in Boston, MA for the conference on Thursday, September 19th because the program begins early Friday morning. To apply just fill out the Assistants’ Exchange Registration form and turn it in to Christopher Coleman, Assistant Town Manager/Director of Operations, Needham, MA.