KUCIMAT Information for ICMA 2022 Columbus Ohio

KCIMAT logo for alumni event

We hope to see you in Columbus, OH! 

2022 promises to be a busy year at ICMA for our University of Kansas family.  Below is the information you need to connect with classmates, friends, and colleagues and meet our City Management Fellows in Columbus.  


Join us at the Alumni Event! 

Date and Time:  Sunday Night September 18, 6:00-9:00 PM 
Tickets:  $65/Per Person Drinks and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Location:  AC Hotel 517 Park Street, Columbus 
8th Floor Edison and Watson Rooms
Program:  School Update, Meet the Students, KUCIMAT Awards 
Meet the new Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor 



Eldon Fields Colloquium

KU once again has the honor of showcasing its faculty at the Eldon Fields Colloquium. This year, join professors Zachary Mohr and Hala Altamimi for their discussion.  

Influencing Outcomes:  Two studies about how the structure of decision-making processes and information sharing affect organizational change and engagement. 

Dr. Hala Altamimi explores how varying degrees of centralizing/decentralizing the decision-making process influence the successful implementation of performance-enhancing organizational changes in a budget crisis.  Dr. Zach Mohr joins the discussion to present his research regarding citizen engagement and decision-making in the budget process.  He’ll share observations from behavioral experiments of online budget simulations to show how small changes made at the outset of the budget process influence engagement, decision-making, and the outcome for the organization. 

Other KU Speakers

We are proud to have several alumni presenting great workshops, hosting events, and serving on panels.  For a printable schedule of KUCIMATS at ICMA, you can download from the link, or pick one up at our table.  Here's an at-a-glance- version of KU speakers:

Mike LetcherShared GovernanceSaturday 8:30-12:30Hyatt Regency
 Tyler Marr Making Your Strategic Plan Tick:  Aligning Priorities: Budgets and Plansaturday 2:15-4:15B230-231
David MitchellPriority BudgetingSunday 10:30-11:00Taft D
Mark MatthewsToo Many Boards? Sunday 11:45-12:45C160A-C161A
Tyler MarrMaking the Statehouse Work for YouMonday 8:30-10:00D281-282
Bob O'Neill, Sherilyn Lombos, and John NalbandianGoverning in a Disruptive EnvironmentMonday 12:45-2:45B230-231
Mark MatthewsAffordable Living Chapel Hill Case StudyTuesday 8:30-10:00 
Mark MatthewsNew Media Platforms & StrategiesTuesday 3:30-4:45C160A-161A

Sign Up for an Alumni Spotlight on our New Website

Our alumni stories help tell prospective students what work they can do with an MPA degree.  Be part of our new page featuring all the great stuff our network is doing around the world!  The alumni table will have a QR Code that will take you to a short questionnaire you can fill out to tell us about yourself, your career path, your work, and why you chose KU's MPA program.  


Meet our City Management Fellows