NRC Heads to Seattle

National Research Center (NRC) is headed to the 2015 Annual ICMA Conference in Seattle, WA.  According to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), this conference is the “largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff.”  ICMA has brought together community leaders and innovators for more than a century, and NRC has seen and participated in the action for nearly 15 years.  Each year, we can be found in the Exhibit Hall Pavilion, speaking at various events and presenting the Voice of the People Awards – the only awards in local government given for excellence in quality-of-life resident ratings.

Senior Survey Associate, Damema Mann, has attended the conference for the last 10 years.  She says the ICMA Conference gives NRC the opportunity to meet face-to-face with clients from across the U.S.  “We love hearing how they’re turning the data we give them into action and working to make their communities better.  Everyone attending ICMA is doing so with the same goal; to move their communities forward and because they have a strong sense of civic duty and pride.”

NRC Vice President, Michelle Kobayashi, will be facilitating several events at this year’s conference.  She’ll be discussing topics including preparation for the aging population and employee development in the 21st century.




If you are going to the 2015 ICMA Conference, be sure to mark these events on your calendar.  We look forward to seeing you there!


ICMA U Workshop, Moving Forward with Data

Saturday, Sept. 26

8:30 am – 12:00 pm


Special Session:  Efficient Governing Through the Use of Resident Opinion

Monday, Sept. 27

11:15 am – 12:30 pm


Learning Lounge Session:  The Ten Things You Need to Know about Preparing Your Community for the Aging Population

Tuesday, Sept. 28

11:00 am – 11:30 am


Educational Sessions:  Employee Development Needs 21st-Century Action

Tuesday, Sept. 29

2:00 pm – 3:10 pm


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