How you present yourself matters | S.C. county looks at uses for greenbelt fund | Burleigh County, N.D., to vote on 911 user fee increase to fund facility
October 20, 2017
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Leadership and Management
How you present yourself matters
Being an executive is more than just a title; it's also having executive presence, or an outward appearance that's based on behaviors developed within, writes Mary Jo Asmus. She describes the importance of being purposeful in your words and how to practice displaying executive presence.
Aspire-CS (10/17) 
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Make the most of your city's parking program
Vehicle detection sensors are a great asset to a City's parking program. This white paper provides a historical overview of past and present testing techniques, dispel myths regarding accuracy percentages, and provide a baseline of knowledge to help City officials determine a course of action. Download the Free White Paper
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Budgeting and Finance
S.C. county looks at uses for greenbelt fund
Officials in Charleston County, S.C., are asking residents for feedback on proposed projects the county could undertake using greenbelt funds derived from a half-cent sales tax approved in 2004. One option is for the county to buy out properties that are prone to flooding and use them as conservation easements.
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (free registration) (10/18) 
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Making Public Sector Performance Management a Reality – eBook
In this complete primer on the current state of Government Performance Management, you'll learn how agencies are incorporating ICMA and GFOA best practices into their performance management initiatives and why managing organizational performance is more feasible than ever before. Get the free eBook now.
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Emergency Management and Public Safety
Burleigh County, N.D., to vote on 911 user fee increase to fund facility
The Burleigh County Commission in North Dakota agreed to draft a ballot measure that would raise the 911 user fee from $1 up to $1.50 per communication device. The money would be used for a new facility for CenCom and the Bismarck/Burleigh emergency operations center.
The Bismarck Tribune (N.D.) (10/16) 
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Four Strategies for Developing Leaders
Learn how organizations can prioritize talent development, from retired brigadier general Bernard Banks, Associate Dean of Leadership Development at Kellogg School of Management. Learn more.
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Economic Development, Restoration and Sustainability
Tajik city razes Soviet-era buildings for modern development
Authorities in the Tajikistani city of Dushanbe are tearing down many old Soviet buildings to make room for more modern apartment buildings and shopping malls as part of an urban development strategy aimed at accommodating the rapid growth the city expects to see over the next decade. Work is already underway on a new parliament, an elevated highway and metro stations.
The Guardian (London) (10/19) 
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New Rochelle, N.Y., pitches downtown, island HQ to Amazon
City officials in New Rochelle, N.Y., are hoping to persuade Amazon to build its new headquarters by offering multiple site options: office development in the downtown core and a recreational space for employees on Davids Island. Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon says New Rochelle also offers "access to the region without really having to be within the boundaries of New York City."
The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (10/19) 
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Legislation, Policy and Grants
S.D. county increases turbine setback distance
The Hughes County Commission in South Dakota has approved stronger setback distances for turbines and other new restrictions on wind development. Chairman Norm Weaver said the changes were in response to a proposed 120-turbine project from Infinity Renewables that is still seeking regulatory approval.
WNAX-AM (Yankton, S.D.) (10/15) 
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Public Works and Infrastructure
Mo. city delays smart meter project
Independence, Mo., has delayed the deployment of its smart meter project until next year. Mayor Eileen Weir says more research into concerns such as fire hazards and privacy is needed before the project begins.
The Examiner (Independence, Mo.) (10/17) 
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Construction bids sought for $168M toll road project
The Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority in Texas is seeking bids for a construction contract to build the $168 million 365 Toll Project. Bids are due Nov. 10, and the winner of the project, which could start in March, will be announced at the end of November.
The Brownsville Herald (Texas) (10/17) 
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Human Resources and Development
Farmers markets hosted by 9 Conn. schools
Students from nine schools in a Connecticut district recently held their own farmers markets. At one elementary school, where students have their own on-campus garden, the food harvested is used in the school salad bar.
The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (10/17) 
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ICMA News
Free webinar on making smart technology decisions
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