June 17, 2014 – Ashburn, VA:
Greg Blount to Participate in “Councils of Government: Leveraging the Regional Approach to Municipal Services Panel.”
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) will host their annual conference in September 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year, the conference will celebrate 100 years, with additional focus on planning for the next 100 years along with an emphasis on small community issues, urban management issues, personal leadership and new trends and challenges in public administration.
Greg Blount, Local Government Solutions Manager at the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) has been invited to participate in a panel which will take a look at Councils of Government (COGs) and the role they can play in working across municipal boundaries to utilize a regional approach to municipal services. Mr. Blount will be joined on the panel by Lyle Wray, Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and Gciniwe Fakudze, from the South African Local Government Association. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer March-Wackers, Municipal Services Manager from the Capitol Region Council of Governments.
“I am thankful to be invited to participate in this panel. This is a great opportunity to share information and best practices,” said Mr. Blount. “I will be looking forward to the discussion.”
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IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations. The board appointing organizations include the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), the Council of State Governments (CSG), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National League of Cities (NLC), and International City/County Management Association (ICMA).