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Iowa City / County Management Association

Nomination Applications Now Open for 2020 Manager of the Year.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
IaCMA’s Annual Manager of the Year Award honors chief administrators whose accomplishments and superior work performance represent the best possible application of management principles and who’s creative contributions to professional local government management increases public awareness of the value of professional management to the quality of life in our communities.

REQUIREMENTS

  • To be considered for the Manager of the Year Award, the chief administrator must be a full (voting) IaCMA member.
  • Candidate must be employed as the chief appointed administrative officer in a municipality.
  • Candidate must have overall management responsibility and be appointed or confirmed by the legislative body, the elected chief executive and/or the chief appointed administrative officer.

HOW TO MAKE A NOMINATION
Please include a brief, descriptive narrative.  Complete Sections 1 and 2 of the nomination cover sheet and staple it in front of the narrative.  The narrative should demonstrate how the chief administrator has made significant contributions to the governmental entity served as demonstrated by:

Contributions to the municipality that he/she serves

  • Enacted policies or practices that have enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of their municipality
  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development Activities
  • Professionalism & Integrity
  • Employee Development
  • Community and Civic Service
  • Public Stewardship
  • Self-Management

Contributions to the ICMA/IaCMA

  • Serving as an officer, committee member or volunteer
  • Serving as a workshop presenter or meeting facilitator for training sessions
  • Serving as a mentor
  • Publishing articles
  • Developing survey, studies or reports
  • Achieving professional certifications or designations

RECOGNITION
The IaCMA Manager of the Year will be awarded during the virtual IaCMA networking session on September 17. The deadline for nomination is September 1, 2020. Nomination forms may be requested from Dylan Mulfinger or from the Iowa League of Cities.

Submitting Your Nomination
Applications of each descriptive narrative along with the nomination form shall be received at the close of business on September 1, 2020.
Attention: IaCMA Awards Committee
Iowa League of Cities
500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA  50309-4111
OR
Nominations can be e-mailed to:  IaCMA’s Professional Awards Committee; Dylan Mulfinger.

The Association’s past award recipients include:
2009       Carol Ann Diekema- Monroe
2010       Jeff Mark- Altoona
2011       Bill Daily- Belle Plaine
2012       Tom Brownlow- Charles City
2013       Jim Ferneau- Burlington
2014       Elizabeth Hansen – Nevada
2015       Jessica Kinser – Clinton
2016       Jeff Pomeranz – Cedar Rapids
2017       Aaron Burnett – Keokuk
2018       Michael Schrock – Oskaloosa
2019       Matt Mardesen – Nevada

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