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Considering changing your community's form of government to the council-manager structure or already entrenched in a form of government change campaign?  Need specific information on the benefits of professional local government management through the council-manager form?  Access ICMA's best CM information housed in the Council-Manager Form Resource Package.  Feel free to print out any or all of the documents and even post a link to your own website.

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M. Fitzgibbon

Paid On-Call Fire Fighters

Does your municipality have paid on-call fire fighters? If yes, how many do you have and what is the pay? View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government Employee Surveys Fire

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Mark Abeles-Allison

MAKING BOARD NARRITIVES PUBLIC

I prepare narratives or memos for every agenda. It provides detail and background on an issue, together with recommendations and supporting materials. These are made available to the public as part of the agenda. Is this common?... View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government

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John Elsesser
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Thomas Frutchey

Defining Policy

In the Council/Manager form, we talk about the Council setting policy and the Manager recommending and implementing those policies. Sounds great in concept, but digging into the matter reveals some less than fully helpful definitions, and a blurry dividing line.... View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government

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Terence Arrington

Media Release Policy

The City of Salisbury, MD is working to formulate a citywide Media Policy to ensure all requests from the media for interviews, information or comments from Department Director or supporting staff are approved by the Mayor. Does anyone have... View answers and respond

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David Kraus

100 Years of Council Manager Form of Government

We are approaching the 100 year anniversary of the council manager form of government here in Glencoe, IL. Was wondering if there were any model proclamations or examples of some that others have used for this occasion.Much Thanks!Dave Kraus View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government

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Rosalee Wood

City Manager in all meetings between staff and Council

Trying to determine if anyone has in place or is in the process of creating a policy whereby the City Manager / Deputy City Manager is required to sit in on all meetings (requested by either staff or Council) between... View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government Council-Manager Relations

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Shannon Delaney

City Council Retreat

Please share agendas, activities, team building exercises that have been successful for you in the past for city council retreat.Thank You! View answers and respond

Council Relations Council-Manager Form of Government

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Christopher Hayes

Resigning/interim CAOs appointing boards and committees?

Do resigning or interim Chief Administrative Officers commonly exercise their powers to appoint members to boards and commissions? Do councils commonly pass motions to request resigning/interim CAOs to not appoint members to boards and commissions?I am unfamiliar with common practice... View answers and respond

Council Relations Council-Manager Form of Government Council-Manager Relations Ethics Relationships with Elected Officials

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Michael Maniscalco

Council By-Laws

Does anyone work with a Council that has a set of bylaws that they follow? Our Council is looking to develop some rules (a little more than Roberts rules) that they can operate under. Any suggestions would help. View answers and respond

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The Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA) is non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of professional local government managers. Funding is provided by annual dues paid by individual and corporate members. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors both elected and appointed and managed by an Executive Director provided... View group page

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