State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Mich. deputy mayor to become city administrator


  • Milan News-Leader (Saline, Mich.), The

Milan, Mich., has hired Jade Smith as city administrator, effective Sept. 15. Smith serves as deputy mayor of Westland. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Command system lets firefighters quickly coordinate wildfire response


  • Fast Company online

Retired Air Force Col. Jack Thorpe has led an effort to develop the Next-Generation Incident Command System, which creates a coordination model for firefighters similar to what the military uses on th… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Aggressive bear behavior forces Wash. state to close park


  • Yakima Herald-Republic (Wash.) (free registration)

Washington State Parks has shut down Fort Simcoe State Park after several incidents in which black bears exhibited aggressive behavior toward visitors. The Yakima Nation is helping park officials trap… Read More