State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Texas city council unanimously selects manager


  • Herald Banner (Greenville, Texas), The

The Fate, Texas, City Council has voted unanimously to hire Michael Kovacs as city manager. Kovacs, who earned a master's degree in public administration from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, is… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

New certification rules send Ind. EMTs back for training


  • WTWO-TV/WAWV-TV (Terre Haute, Ind.)

New certification rules for emergency medical technicians in Indiana may require them to get additional training or drop to a lower rank and stop using some life-saving skills. "What the new scope of … Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Oakland, Calif., might seek corporate sponsorships for parks


  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Companies would be able to purchase the naming rights to parks in Oakland, Calif., under a program being considered by the city's recreation and park department. Park systems across the country are un… Read More