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ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Calif. city rehires former interim manager


  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.)

The Eastvale, Calif., City Council voted to hire Robert Van Nort as acting city manager. Van Nort previously served as interim city manager when Eastvale incorporated in 2010. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

HeartMap challenge in Tucson, Ariz., offers prizes for finding AEDs


  • Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

The HeartMap Tucson Challenge is a scavenger hunt offering cash prizes for participants who locate automated external defibrillators in the area so emergency dispatchers can create a database showing … Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Firm aims to revitalize park by encouraging female visitors


  • Oregonian (Portland), The

One way to turn around a struggling urban park is to encourage female visitors, says Dan Biederman, an urban park planner. Biederman's company was recently hired to improve an Oregon park that the com… Read More

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