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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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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

Accountability Advisory Boards Codes Council Operations Council Relations Council-Manager Form of Government Council-Manager Relations

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Steve Seddig

New Railroad Intermodal Facility & Enforcement of Local Fire Code Ordinances

1.)Has anyone experienced the new development of a railroad intermodal facility within their city limits? 2.)What was your experience on enforcing local fire code ordinances for fire access/lanes? 3.)What was your experience on enforcing local fire code ordinances for water... View answers and respond

Codes Community Development Council-Manager Form of Government Economic Development Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness Engineering Fire Homeland Security Planning

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City Clerk: Elected, Appointed, or Hired Staff?

I'm just curious about what is the most common employment arrangement for a city clerk:-Elected position like a Mayor or Councilmember-Appointed by the governing body like the City Manager, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge may be-Hired as a staff member... View answers and respond

Council Operations Council Relations Council-Manager Form of Government Council-Manager Relations Employee Recruitment Ethics Form of Government Leadership Management Organization Charts Organizational Culture Organizational Structure Personnel Matters Personnel Policies Relationships with Elected Officials

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Gary Cannon

Change in Form of Government

Columbia, SC, the city in which I reside, is considering changing the form of government from council-manager to mayor-council. I am assisting the citizens group opposing the change. Can anyone provide information about cities who recently have considered changing from... View answers and respond

Council-Manager Form of Government Form of Government

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City Manager

I recently read about a local City Manager designating his/her successor upon retirement, subject, of course, to approval by the governing body. The jurisdication is a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager has served for many years... View answers and respond

Codes of Ethics Council-Manager Form of Government Ethics

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Jordan Lee

City Management Experience

Hi everyone, I just have a quick question.I have been doing a paid internship with the City Manager of a city of about 40,000 for the last two years. This fall, I will be going to graduate school that is... View answers and respond

Career Resources Council-Manager Form of Government Internships Next Generation of Managers Professional and Personal Development Professional Development Volunteers

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Ray Kingsbury

Citizen Academies

Some of us are looking for the best models of Citizen Leadership Academies in the country. Do you know of any?What makes them successful? View answers and respond

Citizen Academies Citizen Engagement Council-Manager Form of Government

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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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