State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

N.C. county looking for next deputy manager


  • The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) (free registration)

E. Lee Worsley Jr. will leave next month as deputy county manager of Durham County, N.C., to become executive director of the Triangle J Council of Governments. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

New technology creates more tools for swatting, spoofing


  • American Public Media/Marketplace

New technology is creating more opportunities and a wider audience for swatting, or placing a fake 9-1-1 call. Meanwhile, call centers are spending billions of dollars to update call-taking technology… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Northampton, Mass., to upgrade park for $1.45 million



Northampton, Mass., will spend $1.45 million to refurbish Pulaski Park, with the city planning to issue bonds to raise most of the money. Read More