As chair of the Publications Committee of the ICMA, I am writing to ask for nominations and (especially) self-nominations for a key position, that of editor of the ICMA Newsletter. This is a three-year appointment. Orientation would start in the fall of this year.
The ICMA newsletter (now distributed electronically) is a major vehicle for communication with the membership; it has a wide readership. The focus now being on feature articles, the work is creative and involves much interaction with ICMA members. The excellent current editor, Sherry Lindquist, is now preparing her two final issues (Summer and Fall 2016); the new editor’s first issue would be posted in Spring 2017. Sherry describes the position in this way.
The ICMA newsletter editor solicits and edits relevant reports, photos, and other content from the president, committee chairs and ICMA members for the triannual newsletter of the organization (Spring, Summer, Fall) which is distributed online. S/he solicits and edits short feature articles of topical interest to the membership of the ICMA and collaborates with the Student Committee on the Student Committee pages. The newsletter editor is not responsible for the graphic design or distribution of the newsletter. S/he is an ex-officio member of the ICMA Publications Committee and the Board of Directors.
If you would be interested in taking on this important task, please forward to me( a brief statement of interest and a current CV.
With great thanks,
Elizabeth Sears
Chair, Publications Committee