Our Thoughts on ICMA’s 2017 Predictions

by | Apr 15, 2017

Our Thoughts on ICMA’s 2017 Predictions

ICMA’s 2017: Predictions on Local Government from 17 Experts ebook is one to revisit throughout the year. Reason one is Q1 of 2017 just ended, so how accurate are the predictions starting out? Reason two is this ebook presents interesting insights about many challenges faced by all local governments.

For example: Succession Planning. Patrick Ibarra, co-founder and partner in the Mejorando Group, shares that “Every day in the US, 10,000 people turn 65. Government organizations – small and large, rural and urban – are experiencing a brain drain that is placing their organizations at a critical juncture. The need for experienced and seasoned employees has never been greater.”

This is extremely apparent across departments managing community development and building department services, The two most recited challenges that SAFEbuilt helps cities and counties resolve are (1) open positions are hard to fill because of a lack of qualified applicants and (2) steady struggle to retain qualified people or to hire people who can reach the certification levels needed.

We work with communities who look past the status quo in order to deliver consistent, efficient, professional services for their taxpayers. Building partnerships builds their succession plan.

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