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  • U.S. Smart Cities: Trends and Opportunities

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Hear the experts review barriers, key sectors, and innovations in smart city trends based on a 2016 survey.

    Montgomery County, Maryland and the city of Southlake, Texas may be miles apart, but they have a lot in common. Both are early adopters of smart technology for their jurisdictions. Join ICMA and the Smart Cities Council as we welcome them for a webinar that will address emerging trends and opportunities in smart cities practices, policies, and procurement. 

     Register for this webinar to hear the experts as they review barriers, key sectors, and innovations in smart city trends based on a 2016 survey of U.S. cities and counties.

    Audience: Local government managers, assistant managers, and economic development directors

    You and your staff will learn about:

    • Trends in the field as revealed by the 2016 smart cities survey
    • Sector priorities – from public safety to energy to transportation
    • Perceived benefits – from economic development to enhanced services for residents
    • Case studies from Montgomery County and the city of Southlake

    Stuart Cowan

    Chief Scientist, Smart Cities Council

    Dr. Stuart Cowan has 20 years of experience with the use of systems of systems sustainability models at scales ranging from buildings to cities to regions. As chief scientist for the Smart Cities Council, he works with cities and leading smart cities solutions providers around the world to further strategic frameworks, tools, and knowledge models for smart cities. As Co-Founder of Autopoiesis LLC, he has used systems approaches to advance resilient and regenerative buildings and regions for companies including GE and Skanska along with government and non-profit clients. He is the co-author of Ecological Design, a standard reference on whole systems approaches to architecture, planning, and product design. He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Portland State University, and the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. He holds a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, where he focused on nonlinear dynamics and complex adaptive systems.

    ​Dan Hoffman

    Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, Maryland

    Dan Hoffman is the first Chief Innovation Officer for Montgomery County, Maryland, a position he has held since October 2012. He is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies and programs that generate innovative ideas in Montgomery County. The program he oversees serves as a laboratory for civic improvement and a safe place to test out new processes, technologies and ideas. He manages projects on a broad range of topics, from the Internet of Things (IoT) to autism technology to food security and more. Prior to his time at Montgomery County he was an appointee at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a recognized expert on open data, civic engagement and IoT policy. He holds degrees from The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.

    Jelani Newton

    Director of survey Research, ICMA

    Jelani Newton is director of survey Research at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). His team collects information on the priorities and activities of local governments in the U.S. and around the world, in order to develop and disseminate information and resources that support improved local government management. Jelani’s professional experience includes serving as strategic planning and performance manager for the city of Miami, FL. He has also supported local government management and budget strategy as a private consultant.

    ​Alison Ortowski

    Assistant city manager, City of Southlake, Texas

    Alison Ortowski is the assistant city manager and director of economic development and tourism for the city of Southlake, Texas. She has an MPA from the University of North Texas and is a 2012 Leadership ICMA graduate. Alison is also a Senior Executive Institute Graduate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia.

  • A City's Guide to 2017 Retail Real Estate Trends

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This on-demand webinar tackles retail trends that local governments should be aware of.

    What retail development trends will shape the market in 2017, and how should your city respond? In this webinar, we share the challenges and opportunities facing retail site selectors as outlined in Buxton’s 2017 Retail Real Estate Outlook.

    Topics discussed will include:

    • The state of the retail real estate market, including rising competition and prices
    • Three key retail trends that are beginning to influence real estate decisions
    • How communities can respond to the current market dynamics

    Learn what these retail real estate trends mean for your city’s retail development efforts and hear how the city of Lebanon, MO has developed a retail recruitment strategy.

    Benjamin DeClue

    Assistant to the City Administrator, City of Lebanon, Missouri

    Cody Howell

    Senior Vice President, Buxton

    In his role as senior vice president, Cody leads Buxton’s account management team for all industries as well as the city government consulting division. He helps to build and maintain the partnerships with retail, restaurant, healthcare and city government clients ensuring they receive the guidance necessary to get the most from their custom analytics solutions. Cody also advises municipalities on retail economic development and planning initiatives, helping to shape growth strategies for client municipalities nationwide. Cody joined Buxton in 2011 as an account executive, working with numerous retail and restaurant clients. After much success in that role, he was promoted to vice president of the CommunityID division at Buxton. Prior to joining Buxton, Cody held leadership positions with Home Depot.

    Dennis Maher

    Director of Sales, Buxton

    As a director of sales for Buxton’s public sector division, Dennis advises communities on economic development and planning initiatives using community analytics. He assists municipalities in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania in identifying retail and economic development potential. Prior to joining Buxton, Dennis worked in residential real estate, specifically in new construction and REO properties. He studied at the Singapore American School and continued studying real estate when he returned to the United States. 

  • Job Descriptions

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This on-demand webinar helps organizations develop legal and fair job descriptions.

    Job descriptions are small documents but important components of more comprehensive personnel, organizational and administrative systems or plans in the municipal organization.  They help define initial expectations in the hiring process, provide fundamental building blocks for administering compensation systems, and give additional definition to organizational charts.

    In this focused webinar on the subject of writing job descriptions, Sandy Stapczynski from Human Resources Services, Inc. and Carol Granfield from Municipal Resources, Inc. will discuss the purposes and professional process of developing accurate, uniform, and legally compliant municipal job descriptions.  They will discuss how the employer should identify the position’s necessary qualifications (the “requisite skill, experience, education, training, and other job-related requirements”), as well as to determine the position’s “essential functions.”  Additionally, they will talk about the baseline objective in writing job descriptions, which is to provide enough information in the right format and language to be accurate, clear and useful to human resources, hiring authorities, department managers, and the local government organization.

    Sandy and Carol will also discuss the many laws that impact the employer-employee relationship and how having updated contemporary job descriptions can help the municipal organization comply with laws and regulations such as FLSA, EEO, Affirmative Action, ADA, and more. They will provide samples, techniques, and practical best practices.

    Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM

    Principal Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.

    Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM , is principal consultant for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town administrator/manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational studies, wage, classification and benefit studies and union negotiations.

    Carol is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."

    Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski

    Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.

    Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.

    With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.

    She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.

  • Employee Cell Phones: How Employee Policies Help Reduce Employer Risk

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This on-demand webinar discusses cell phones policies for local government.

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    Kyle O'Rourke

    Senior Consultant, Local Government Consulting Team, Baker Tilly

    Kyle O'Rourke is a Senior Consultant with Baker Tilly’s State and Local Government Consulting Team.  Kyle serves as a lead analyst and consultant on projects aimed at resource optimization – financial, human capital, and technology – including internal audit and risk assessments, organizational and operational studies, business process reviews, and technology needs assessments.

    Caitlin Humrickhouse

    Manager, State and Local Government Consulting, Baker Tilly

    Caitlin is a manager with Baker Tilly’s State and Local Government Consulting practice. Caitlin is passionate about helping local governments be more sustainable by leveraging their personnel, technology and financial resources. She specializes in performing operational and benchmarking reviews, ERP needs assessments and succession planning. Caitlin is active in her local ILCMA chapter and is an active alumna of the MPA program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

  • Affordable Care Act and the New Face of EMS

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    The Affordable Care Act has spurred a sea change in the way emergency medical services are delivered in this country.

    The Affordable Care Act has spurred a sea change in the way emergency medical services are delivered in this country. EMS systems in cities and counties all across America are transforming from the old “You call, we haul, that’s all” model, to community-based healthcare providers integrated with the local healthcare system. This is leading not only to a complete reimagining of the services delivered, but new economic models that innovative EMS leaders are capitalizing on to decrease reliance on local tax dollars for support.

    Join the Center for Public Safety Management in a webinar to receive an overview of “EMS 3.0”, what city and county leaders should expect from a ‘transformed’ EMS system, how to measure the value of your EMS system in the new healthcare environment, and how to create and implement meaningful performance measures for your EMS system, now, and in the future.

    Audience: local government managers and assistant managers, fire/EMS personnel, and public safety officers

    You and your staff will:

    • Learn how the transformation of the healthcare systems is causing a transformation in the EMS service delivery models
    • Understand ways that innovative EMS agencies have taken advantage of the transformation
    • Identify 5 key attributes of High Performance/High Value EMS which minimize the impact on city budgets and taxpayers
    • Learn the 10 questions every city/county manager should ask about their current EMS provider (public or private)
    • Learn how to develop performance- and value-based metrics to measure the value of current EMS providers, or as a basis for contracting


    Tom Wieczorek

    Director, ICMA's Center for Public Safety

    Tom Wieczorek is currently the Director of ICMA's Center for Public Safety. He has served as a police officer, fire chief, director of public safety and city manager and is former Executive Director of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (formerly the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, Inc.). He has taught a number of programs at Grand Valley State University, Emergency Management Institute, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Grand Rapids Community College. He testified frequently for the Michigan Municipal League before the legislature and in several courts as an expert in the field of accident reconstruction and fire department management.  

     He is the past-president of the Michigan Local Government Manager’s Association; past president of the Ionia County Memorial Hospital; served as the vice-chairperson of the Commission on Fire Officer Designation and board member on the Commission on Fire Accreditation International; and serves on the NFPA 1710 career committee and NFPA 1730 committee for developing fire prevention standards. He is a board member of the International Accreditation Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Code Council and helped design the State of Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management program as its first vice chairperson.

    Doug Hooten

    CEO, MedStar Mobile Healthcare

    Doug Hooten is the Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has over 37 years of experience in EMS, having served as senior vice president of operations and regional director for American Medical Response, CEO of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST) in Kansas City, and a variety of leadership roles with Rural/Metro Ambulance, Inc. in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. He has demonstrated considerable expertise in change management, cost optimization, process improvement and clinical excellence. Having started his career in EMS as a field paramedic in Conroe, Texas, Hooten holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He serves on the National EMS Advisory Committee (NEMSAC), and is the president of the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration. Doug is also a Board Member for the American Ambulance Association and the Texas EMS Alliance. An expert in Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Doug is a co-author of the Jones and Bartlett book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” and is a regular speaker for industry conferences.

    Matt Zavadsky

    Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare

    Matt Zavadsky is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS/MIH provider for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas, the recipient of the EMS World/NAEMT 2013 Paid EMS system of the Year and the only agency to be named an EMS10 Innovator by JEMS Magazine. MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance service to 436 square miles and more than 936,000 residents and responds to over 135,000 calls a year with a fleet of 57 ambulances. MedStar is a high performance, high value Emergency Medical Services system, providing advanced clinical care with high economic efficiency. Matt has helped guide the development and implementation of several innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider, including high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and a partnership with home health agency. He is also the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing. He has 37 years’ experience in EMS and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. Matt is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, costing strategies and EMS research. Matt is a board member of the National Association of EMTs, and chairs their MIH and EMS Data Committees. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the University Of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Health Management and Policy, as well as an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group, developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.

  • Improving Board Effectiveness with the City of Canton, SD

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This webinar discusses how the city of Canton has realized dramatic cost savings by decreasing both paper consumption and reducing the time of staff needed to support meetings.

    Ever wondered how cloud-based technology could help your board become more effective? Or maybe how spending a little money now could save your community tens of thousands for years to come?

    The city of Canton, SD is successfully automating and streamlining its board management processes via BoardDocs. Prior, the city had utilized an intensive paper process for creating its council packets, but understood the urgency of finding a solution that would immediately reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

    Since adopting a board management solution, the city of Canton has realized dramatic cost savings by decreasing both paper consumption and reducing the time of staff needed to support meetings. More importantly, all board information is available at the council's fingertips. They love having a confidential area for council member eyes only, plus the system is intuitive and easy to navigate. Join us for this free webinar to learn more.

    Amanda Mack

    City Manager, Canton, SD

    Amanda Mack, city manager, is the city of Canton's chief executive and responsible to the city commission for the proper administration of city business. Amanda plays a vital role for the community by acting as a link between the public and all employees. She is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the city, along with a multitude of other administrative duties, including the budget development, coordination of human resources functions, and receiving many of the concerns that various citizens and groups may bring forth. She reports directly to the city commission, and her office prepares the agenda and commission packets for their meetings. The city of Canton has several infrastructure projects underway, has developed a new housing incentive program and successfully celebrated its 150th anniversary this summer.

  • Public Libraries: A look to the Future

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Technology and lifestyle changes are forcing public libraries to retool and reinvent.

    Technology and lifestyle changes are forcing public libraries to retool and reinvent. In October 2014, the Aspen Institute released its report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the multi-year project has brought together thought leaders and experts from different sectors to consider the challenges, opportunities and trends that will influence the future of public libraries. Most recently, in January 2016, the Aspen Institute released its Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library, a companion to the 2014 vision report that provides resources for applying the Institute’s work at the community level.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will:

    • Be familiar with the three key assets that distinguish public libraries in their communities – people, place and platform
    • Learn strategies for aligning the library’s programs and services with the priorities of the community and action steps for library staff, policy makers and community members
    • Be familiar with the Action Guide, an online resource that provides tools to use the report as a framework for many activities
    • Be able to identify contacts for further information

    Wally Bobkiewicz

    City Manager, City of Evanston, IL

    Wally Bobkiewicz is the city manager of Evanston, Illinois (a community of 75,000 residents located just north of Chicago). Mr. Bobkiewicz serves as the chief executive officer of the city with an annual budget of $250 million and 1,000 employees. Before beginning his current position in August, 2009, Mr. Bobkiewicz served seven years as city manager of Santa Paula, California and four and a half years as assistant city manager in Novato, California.

    Wally's professional activities include service on the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) international committee. He is a past board member of both the California Chapter of ICMA (Cal-ICMA) and the League of California Cities City Manager’s Department. Wally is also a past president of the Municipal Management Assistants of Southern California (MMASC). In addition to these professional activities, Wally is a past president of the Syracuse University alumni association, a former member of the Syracuse University board of trustees and has served on the boards of United Way of Ventura County and the Rotary Club of Santa Paula.

    Susan Hildreth

    Aspen Institute Fellow, Aspen Institute

    Susan Hildreth assumed the position of executive director of the Peninsula Library System, Pacific Library Partnership and Califa on March 1, 2015. Most recently, Susan served as the director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, a presidentially-appointed, senate-confirmed post. She served a 4-year term from January 2011 – January 2015.

    Hildreth is the former city librarian of Seattle where she managed the Seattle Public Library, which includes the world-renowned Central Library and 26 new and expanded branches. The Library operated on a $50 million budget, had approximately 650 staff members, served more than 14 million visitors, and circulated nearly 12 million books and materials in 2010.

    Hildreth was the former state librarian of California, where she managed a $70 million budget supporting library and research services for the state government and funding and consultation for California libraries.

    Before her 2004 appointment by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hildreth was city librarian of San Francisco, overseeing an annual operating budget of more than $58 million and a $130 million building program. She also served in leadership positions at the Sacramento Public Library, the Placer County Library, the Benicia Public Library and the Yolo County Library. She began her career in New Jersey.

    Hildreth was president of the Public Library Association and served on its board of directors. She was an elected member of the council that governs the American Library Association. She is a longtime member of the California Library Association and served as its president and treasurer.

    Karen Danczak

    Library Director, City of Evanston, IL

    Karen Danczak Lyons joined the Evanston Public Library as the director in 2012. Karen spent over thirty years working in the public sector for the city of Chicago including almost three years as the director of budget and management overseeing a period of economic pressure, restructuring, and government downsizing in the early 1990’s.

    She spent the last 19 years of her career at the Chicago public library as the first deputy commissioner. Her areas of direct responsibility included: human resources, library automation, staff development, building operations (including security, engineering and custodial), labor relations, interagency delivery and transportation. She also worked collaboratively on capital construction projects, operating and management initiatives, strategic planning and oversight of the annual budget.

    Karen came to Evanston to lead the transformation of the Evanston public library and the transition to a new governing and management model. She is leading a team of dedicated, creative library professionals who are engaged in building upon success, refining and creating: new funding sources, management standards, program and service models; listening to citizens throughout the city and finding ways to support individuals as they make their dreams come true; defining success and analyzing data to inform strategic decisions; welcoming all citizens; providing services to surprise and delight patrons and confirming the Evanston public library as the important third place in the city (after home and work or school) to discover, learn, create and connect with the community.

  • Working with Your Animal Control Departments: What Administrators Need to Know

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This webinar discusses the change in the field of animal control and provides administrators with the key questions they should be asking their animal control directors.

    Historically, animal control is a challenge for local government administrators. Often landing in the news, these departments are dealing with issues of negative public sentiment, inadequate funding and staffing, and the inability to “keep up with the times” as a new paradigm for the humane treatment of animals has come to be.

    City and county administrators—tasked with overseeing many departments and programs—should be fully up-to-date on best practices within each department, particularly one such as animal control where citizen expectations run high.  

    With animal control, many communities are choosing to implement no-kill models for sheltering, which can sometimes be in conflict with traditional methods. Advocates for a modernized approach to animal services, however, believe saving the lives of pets is achievable without compromising public safety.

    Join us in this webinar where we will discuss the change in the field of animal control and provide administrators with the key questions they should be asking their animal control directors to determine the state of their operations and what can be done to ensure that the services they provide align with the community they serve.

    In this webinar, we will answer the following questions:

    • What are the best modern practices?
    • Do you know what your community wants?
    • Is your delivery in-line with your community’s expectations?
    • How do you measure your effectiveness and ability to deliver?
    • Where do you measure up to this standard?

    Arlyn Bradshaw

    Executive Director, Best Friends Animal Society - Utah

    Arlyn Bradshaw serves as the executive director of Best Friends Animal Society–Utah, overseeing the lifesaving programs that are turning Utah into a no-kill state. Together with the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative and its coalition of more than 50 animal welfare organizations, Best Friends–Utah runs its own pet adoption center, kitten nursery, and two spay/neuter clinics. In addition to Arlyn’s work with Best Friends, he is also an elected member of the Salt Lake County Council. Among his top priorities as an elected official is ensuring that Salt Lake County Animal Services — the largest animal services agency in the state — maintains its status as a no-kill shelter. Prior to Best Friends, he worked at the University of Utah as the assistant dean of students. Originally from rural Idaho, Arlyn has been active in Utah politics and the University of Utah community for more than a decade.

    Talia Butler

    Division Director, Salt Lake County Animal Services

    Talia Butler is the Division Director for Salt Lake County Animal Services. She has authored publications and industry guiding literature as an expert in animal welfare. Talia is FEMA R335 certified, animal evacuation and emergency trained, supervisory program certified, DEA licensed, EMT trained and formerly certified, and holds a BS Degree from Weber State University.

  • Recycling Reimagined

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    What can be done to ensure that your jurisdiction can offer durable recycling solutions for years to come?

    Newspapers are down. Water bottles are up. And the market for recyclable materials has completely changed over what it was a decade ago.

    The recycling industry is going through challenging times. More and more municipalities are choosing to recycle, while many service providers are forced to close facilities or exit the business altogether. What is driving these issues? What can be done to ensure that your jurisdiction can offer durable recycling solutions for years to come? 

    Join us in this free webinar to look at the changes and challenges facing the recycling industry and hear candid suggestions on how communities can structure more successful partnerships to address these realities.

    You and your staff will learn:

    • How is the classic recycling business model strained in today's economy?
    • What has changed in the material stream over the past decade and how does that impact recycling today?
    • What has changed in packaging over the past decade, and how does that impact recycling today?
    • What role does public education play in the success of a municipal recycling program?
    • What are good contracting alternatives to consider when looking to structure a durable recycling partnership?

    Pete Keller

    Vice President, Recycling and Sustainability Republic Services

    Pete is responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction of the sustainability platform for Republic Services, to meet both business objectives and customer needs. His dedication to our Blue Planet is best noted by Republic Services’ recognition as the only Recycling and Waste company in to world to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  Pete is a thought leader in the industry, with contributions to recycling infrastructure development, standards and optimization, development of renewable energy projects, and customer solutions that support the organization’s commitment to sustainability.

    Pete has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has served on numerous industry boards and committees during his career. 


    Richard Coupland III

    Vice President, Municipal Sales Republic Services

    Mr. Coupland joined Republic Services in 2015 as vice president of Municipal Sales.  He currently leads the Municipal market vertical, consisting of partnerships with more than 2400 municipal cities in 40 states.  His team provides consultative support to their Municipal partners, to understand and navigate changes in the industry, as well as emerging technology and methods.

    Richard received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, and his Masters degree in Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

  • The Opioid Epidemic: How Small and Large Communities Can Make an Impact

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This webinar will discuss ways to provide your community with vital information and tools to combat opioid addiction and its effects on the community.

    As a city or county administrator, you’ve seen and heard it all. Opioid use affects all of the departments you administer: public safety, facility management, transportation, fire and emergency services, community and economic development. If your job is to provide your community with vital information and tools to combat opioid addiction and its effects on the community, you are invited to this live webinar on the opioid epidemic where you will learn helpful information about:

    • Creating coalitions to work together across sectors
    • Developing ordinances and places for safe drug disposal
    • Establishing drug diversion task forces
    • Training for first responders in the use of naloxone (Narcan) for reducing opioid overdoses
    • Using drug courts to fight opioid addiction and trafficking
    • Creating referral programs through law enforcement agencies
    • Disseminating information about state laws that encourage intervention
    • Building awareness about your state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).
    • Hosting community mobilization events to put tools into the hands of every community sector

    ICMA’s president-elect Lee Feldman will facilitate this live webinar along with Marty Harding, director of training and consultation from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a support organization offering prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. Also joining the webinar are:

    • Edward Augustus, city manager of Worcester, MA, who will share his best practices and successes of battling the opioid epidemic.
    • Dr. Marie Peoples, chief health officer for Coconino County Public Health Services District located in Arizona, who will present effective ways public health officials are battling the epidemic throughout the country.

    Marty Harding

    Director of Training and Consultation, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

    Ms. Harding is the Director of Training and Consultation at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  She has been mobilizing communities throughout the country for the past 40 years, most recently concentrating on helping communities find solutions to the opioid epidemic.

    Edward Augustus

    City Manager, Worcester, MA

    The City manager of Worcester, MA, Mr. Edward Augustus, is a native of Worcester who has spent more than 20 years in public service. He is a former Massachusetts State Senator and was the youngest person elected to the Worcester School Committee. He most recently worked as Director of Government and Community Relations at the College of the Holy Cross. He also teaches a course on public administration at Clark University.

    Marie Peoples

    Chief Health Officer, Coconino County Public Health Services District

    Dr. Marie Peoples is the Chief Health Officer for Coconino County Public Health Services District located in Coconino County Arizona. Dr. Peoples began her career as a substance abuse therapist within Missouri’s correctional system and worked within several of Missouri’s prisons with a variety of offender demographics and rehabilitative programs.

    Lee Feldman

    City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Mr. Lee Feldman is currently the City Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a position he has held since June 2011. He is the president of the International City and County Management Association and has served as the president of the Florida City and County Management Association and was named the Florida League of Cities’ “City Manager of the Year” in 2006.  Mr. Feldman is a member of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council; serves as Chair of the National League of Cities’ City Futures Panel on Public Finance; serves as a member of the National League of Cities Steering Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention and Advocacy; chaired the International City and County Management Association’s Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee and serves on the Association’s Sustainability Advisory Group and has served on the Association’s Task Force on Community Tools for Ending Racism. Additionally, he teaches newly elected municipal officials the principles of finance and taxation in Florida and is frequently called upon to speak to professional groups on a variety of municipal issues.