State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Texas city creates master plan for cemeteries


  • Next City

Austin, Texas, has laid out an ambitious master plan to refurbish cemeteries and restore them to the public parks they once were. The city took over management of five cemeteries in 2013, after outsou… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Nearly all of Ind.'s counties support text-to-9-1-1


  • Bradenton Herald (Fla.)

Eighty-eight of Indiana's 92 counties now support text-to-9-1-1, making the state a pioneer. So far, only Vermont and Maine support text-to-9-1-1 in all counties. Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

L.A. parks official to head Calif. county department


  • Montgomery Herald (Troy, N.C.)

Los Angeles parks official Mark Mariscal has been named leader of the parks department of Monterey County, Calif., effective March 23. Mariscal is also the California Park & Recreation Society preside… Read More