Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en New national cooperative contract awarded to provide travel management services http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-national-cooperative-contract-awarded-provide-travel-management-services <div class="node-body article-body">UNIGLOBE Travel Designers has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide travel management services to government agencies and educational institutions throughout the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-national-cooperative-contract-awarded-provide-travel-management-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-national-cooperative-contract-awarded-provide-travel-management-services#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Privatization & Outsourcing Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:12:00 +0000 77291 at http://americancityandcounty.com New Georgia cities elect inaugural mayors, city councils http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/new-georgia-cities-elect-inaugural-mayors-city-councils <div class="node-body article-body">On November 8, 2016, Georgia voters approved the creation of the new cities of Stonecrest and South Fulton. Now, they’re electing leadership. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/new-georgia-cities-elect-inaugural-mayors-city-councils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/new-georgia-cities-elect-inaugural-mayors-city-councils#comments Administration Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:59:00 +0000 77221 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Mall at Stonecrest, which is now a part of Stonecrest, Ga. (originally in Lithonia, Ga.). Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stonecrest_Mall,_Georgia.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending — Part 3 http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> For taxpayers, good fiscal news in the future, says Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown, Pa. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allentown, Pa., residents will get a break from new municipal tax hikes.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3#comments Economic Development Finance Public Works Administration Public Works Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:40:00 +0000 77211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The recently constructed American Parkway Bridge in Allentown, Pa., is helping to revitalize the waterfront on the western bank of the Lehigh River.</p> St. Louis sues NFL over Rams’ relocation http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/st-louis-sues-nfl-over-rams-relocation <div class="node-body article-body">The City and County of St. Louis are both suing the National Football League over last year's relocation of the Rams football franchise to Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/st-louis-sues-nfl-over-rams-relocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/st-louis-sues-nfl-over-rams-relocation#comments Courts Finance Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:46:00 +0000 77111 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Interior of the Edward Jones Dome, the former home of the former St. Louis Rams. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edwardjonesinterior.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Internal Revenue Service to begin new procedure for initiating tax-exempt bond audits http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits <div class="node-body blog-body">Victoria Ozimek and Brian Teaff, public finance attorneys at Bracewell LLP, detail new IRS rules for initiating tax-exempt bond audits and how to navigate the changes.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits#comments Finance Viewpoints Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 77071 at http://americancityandcounty.com An interdisciplinary approach is what you’ll find in Syracuse U.’s EMPA offering (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/interdisciplinary-approach-what-you-ll-find-syracuse-u-s-empa-offering-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Tina Nabatchi at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University outlines characteristics of the Maxwell School’s Executive Master of Public Administration program.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/interdisciplinary-approach-what-you-ll-find-syracuse-u-s-empa-offering-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/interdisciplinary-approach-what-you-ll-find-syracuse-u-s-empa-offering-related-video#comments Finance Human Resources GPN Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000 77051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view of the Syracuse University campus.</p> Webinar: What public buyers need to do when disaster strikes http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-what-public-buyers-need-do-when-disaster-strikes <div class="field-deck"> Best practices for using cooperative contracts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing in an emergency has evolved, says Rick Bond, vice president of sales at Safeware, Inc. He outlines changes and best practices in emergency procurement in a U.S. Communities on-demand video.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-what-public-buyers-need-do-when-disaster-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-what-public-buyers-need-do-when-disaster-strikes#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:07:00 +0000 77041 at http://americancityandcounty.com Albuquerque scammed out of at least $400,000 in electronic fraud scheme http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme <div class="node-body article-body">A fraudulent billing scheme has swindled Albuquerque, N.M. out of over $400,000.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme#comments Finance Records Management Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:37:00 +0000 77021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/1%2C5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Easy worker health initiatives you can implement in your workplace http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace <div class="node-body blog-body">John Tucker, director of claims management for Kaplan Lawyers, details actions governments can take to ensure their employees remain healthy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:57:00 +0000 77001 at http://americancityandcounty.com Want to learn about cooperative purchasing? Attend one of these webinars http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/want-learn-about-cooperative-purchasing-attend-one-these-webinars <div class="field-deck"> There is no charge to attend any of these cooperative purchasing webinars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting a series of new webinars on cooperative purchasing.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/want-learn-about-cooperative-purchasing-attend-one-these-webinars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/want-learn-about-cooperative-purchasing-attend-one-these-webinars#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:18:00 +0000 76981 at http://americancityandcounty.com