ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid will join more than 30 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) members, with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability issues in their home communities, in a leadership advisory committee that will provide direction and guidance to ICMA to develop education, knowledge resources, tools, and techniques that support local leaders.
In speaking of the appointment Reid said, "The members of this team represent an immense pool of knowledge and demonstrated commitment to sustainability issues in their respective jurisdictions. I look forward to sharing our experiences in Alachua County and learning from their stories."
Michael Willis, ICMA 2006 president and Bill Buchanan, ICMA's current president, have both made sustainability a top priority for the organization. Building on a solid history in sustainability work, such as serving as the institutional home of the Smart Growth Network, ICMA launched a Sustainability Forum for members on Earth Day 2007. Dozens of members have joined hosts Michael Willis and Jim Keene, ICMA director of Strategic Initiatives, with thought-provoking ideas, examples from their jurisdictions, and insights into the local government manager's role in sustainability.
The leadership committee members will help define the leadership skills required to launch successful community initiatives and identify ways that ICMA can support local governments. For more information, e-mail Dan Emerine at firstname.lastname@example.org.