The Effective Local Government Manager, 3rd Edition, reflects the rich history and modern reinvention of a profession that sprang up at the beginning of the twentieth century. What does it mean to be a local government manager in today's world? What can a manager accomplish? What internal as well as external resources must the manager harness? What motivates the manager's employers, colleagues, and employees? For the student contemplating a career as a manager in public service, The Effective Local Government Manager is almost obligatory reading. Many instructors have built introductory courses on local government management around The Effective Local Government Manager. For the young assistant in a city or county, or for the mid-career manager assessing new challenges, The Effective Local Government Manager offers insights on your role and how you can best serve your community. It explores the manager's many roles and responsibilities-interacting with the community, the governing body, local government employees, and other governments. It offers the most up-to-date theory and practice of local government as well as tools of management. This book is used as a text in ICMA University's Emerging Leaders Development Program.
Effective Local Government Manager
International City/ County Management Association