State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

A roundup of cities taking a lead in water conservation


  • Next City

Several U.S. cities have taken steps toward water conservation. Dallas lets residents water their lawns only twice a week, while Las Vegas gives rebates for replacing thirsty lawns with landscaping th… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Ala. subdivision finds itself in fire-jurisdiction limbo


  • Anniston Star (Ala.), The

A subdivision of Glencoe, Ala., falls in jurisdictional limbo, where it is not clear whether the city or Calhoun County should respond to 9-1-1 fire calls. Also at issue is distribution of tax money c… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

How to win forgiveness for your mistakes


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Leaders can't be perfect, says Aspera CEO Michelle Munson, so it's important to carry yourself in a way that makes your workers willing to forgive your missteps. That means acting with humility and si… Read More