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Local Government Management Series 2016

Professional Development | Networking | Knowledge Sharing

The Local Government Management Series offers professional development for regional government organizations. All levels, ages and departments of public professionals will find the Local Government Management Series beneficial to advancing knowledge in local government topics.

Three Local Government Management (LGM) programs are offered on a quarterly basis on alternating months in 2016:

  Local Government Management Seminars
→  Public Finance Professionals' Lunch & Learns
→  Managers' Roundtable Luncheons

Local Government Management Seminars
2016: March 31, June 30*, Sept. 22, Dec. 8

  • Area city and county managers and other government professionals present relevant trends and practical solutions to local government issues
  • Open to all local government professionals
  • Hosted on Thursdays at Wichita State University from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Light refreshments provided

*June 30 rescheduled from June 23

Public Finance Professionals' Lunch & Learns
2016: Feb. 25, May 26, Sept. 15*, Nov. 17

  • Finance experts lead lectures and group discussions about best practices and current economic research
  • Open to all local government professionals
  • Hosted on Thursdays by cities and counties in central and south central Kansas from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Lunch provided

*Sept. 15 rescheduled from Aug. 25

Managers' Roundtable Luncheons      
2016: Jan. 28, April 28, July 28, Oct. 27

  • Facilitated discussions about hot topics in local government management
  • Exclusive to city and county managers and administrators
  • Hosted on Thursdays by cities and counties in central and south central Kansas from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Lunch provided

A one-time annual fee allows organizations to participate in all three programs of the 2016 series.
Cities/Counties >10k population: $390
Cities/Counties <10k population: $210

2016 Members  
City of Abilene, City of Bel Aire, City of Andover, City of Augusta, City of Cheney, City of Clearwater, City of Derby, City of Kechi, City of McPherson, City of Moundirdge, City of Newton, City of Park City, City of Rose Hill, City of South Hutchinson, City of Valley Center, City of Wichita, City of Winfield, Butler County, Cowley County, Harvey County, Sedgwick County

Registration is per organization and allows unlimited staff participation in the series. To enroll your organization, click here or contact Paula Downs at paula.downs@wichita.edu or (316) 978-6678.

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KACM Winter Seminar

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The 2016 Kansas Association of City/County Management Winter Seminar provided conversation regarding the recent tax lid legislation. More than 100 city/county managers and public finance officials attended the 2016 seminar. Highlights included legislative updates, tax lid efficiency strategties, tax lid research, shared services and self-insurance discussions and a panel on communicating value of local government to elected officials. The 2017 seminar date will be announced soon.

> Request materials from the 2016 seminar

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Paula Downs, Professional Development Manager
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs 
(316) 978-6678



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