Public Management Magazine

Dear Craig:
The first issue of 2011 is a double issue for January and February. And it's packed with great articles - plus the 2010 ICMA Annual Awards Program! The cover story brings you insights from national and local leaders on five "mega issues" that will shape local governments in the years ahead. Read the feature articles to discover what women say matters most in leadership, get 23 creative ways to recruit and keep great staff, and learn how one city is fighting fraud, waste, and abuse. Be sure and check out the exclusive PMplus articles to get practical advice on financing infrastructure projects, and commentary on how local governments need to prepare for electric cars. Enjoy!

Cover Story

5 Mega Issues Drive Local Changes

Find out some of the driving forces that are shaping local governments in the years ahead.


Top 10 Leadership Lessons of Effective Women Leaders (Premium content)
Hiring 2.0: 23 Creative Ways to Recruit and Keep Great Staff (Premium content)
Reducing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Local Government (Premium content)
2010 ICMA Annual Awards Program
Download this 16-page PDF version of the annual awards booklet.

PM Readers' Poll

The PM Readers' Poll last month asked "What holiday festivities are your local government hosting this year?" Here's how PM Online readers answered:
  • Tree lighting: 30%;
  • Special holiday event with family fun activities: 20%;
  • Photos with Santa: 16%;
  • Toys for Tots: 13%;
  • Light show: 8%;
  • Decorating contest for business and residents: 5%;
  • Caroling: 2%;
  • Holiday film series: 0%.
Thanks for participating in the poll! Respond to the new poll on the current issue's homepage, where we ask readers: "Which 'mega issue' do you think will have the most impact on local governments in the next 5 years?"
PM Plus Online Extra
Clear the Roadblocks for Financing Public Infrastructure
Electric Cars: How Local Governments Can Jump-Start Preparations for the Next Wave in Transportation

January/February 2011

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Ethics Matter!
Professional Fouls
On Point
What's Your Role?
Retirement Strategies
Smart Saving Strategies to Start in the New Year
Innovation Edge(Premium content)
Investing in Innovation from Within
Council Relations
The council job description
Short Story(Premium content)
Life in the Fishbowl

Homeland Security
Just Published! Order Homeland Security: Best Practices for Local Government, 2nd edition, today!
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