Civico has a rich meaning. In Spanish, it translates to "community action" or "participating in government." In Irish and Italian, it simply means community.
Civico Innovation Group understands that to build a successful community or business, you need to engage its residents or customers with public spirit. We united our group of experts to take action in the communities that need us most to spark positive change for all.
Civico Innovation Group was founded on seven principles: inspiration, collaborative vision, excellent communication, innovation, proactivity, grit, and financial integrity.
Chief Executive Officer
J.J. Murphy served as the City Manager for Palmdale, California, Hobbs, New Mexico, and as the City Administrator in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from King’s College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Marywood University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration at Liberty University.
Murphy joined the Air Force ROTC program at Wilkes University while in graduate school and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 1997. Murphy served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves. During his career, Murphy served as a Gold-Bar Recruiter, Public Affairs Officer, Search and Rescue Watch Supervisor at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, and ran search and rescue operations in 2008 in the Horn of Africa and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He retired in 2017 after twenty years of dedicated service.
Murphy's expertise lies in building quality-of-life amenities through public-private partnerships. His collective experiences in the armed forces and as city manager inspired him to start Civico Innovation Group.
Murphy and his wife Colleen reside in Palmdale, California with their five daughters.
Civico Innovation Group
P.O. Box 900267. Palmdale, CA. 93590-0267