State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Incoming N.M. city manager has public health background


  • Valencia County News-Bulletin (Belen, N.M.)

The Belen, N.M., City Council has voted unanimously to hire Jay Ruybalid as city manager, effective July 21. Ruybalid works as district manager for the Division of Health Improvement at the state Depa… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Mudslide recovery efforts lead rescuers to recommend GPS, detailed documentation



Thomas Richardson, battalion chief for the Seattle Fire Department, learned several lessons during recovery efforts for the mudslide near Oso, Wash. Richardson recommends making detailed documentation… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Interactive Ill. playground to open this fall


  • Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

The first phase of a sensory playground in Wheaton, Ill., is under construction and will be complete in a few months. The Play for All playgrounds and gardens will provide recreational activities for … Read More

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