Join the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) October 7-10, in Phoenix/Maricopa County, Arizona, where the spectacular Sonoran Desert serves as an ideal setting for the 2012 Annual Conference. The conference convenes thousands of local government managers and their staffs from around the world to learn about key local government issues and leading practices, exchange ideas, and network.

This year’s conference themes include Business as Unusual: Shared and Regional Service Delivery Approaches and Alternative Business Models, Engaging Citizens by Building Communities Online, Managing Employee Benefits, Finding Citizen Pathways from Polarization to Civility, Get (and Keep) a Life!: Dealing with Personal and Family Stresses of Local Government Management, as well as career tracks for small community managers, Credentialed Managers, and assistants. Visit the ICMA Conference online at icma.org/conference2012.