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Council-Manager Relations: Finding Respectable Ground

by Gary O'Connell, ICMA

Using his more-than 30 years of city management experience, Gary O'Connell, (City Manager, Charlottesville, VA and ICMA-CM) suggests ways for managers to have great success in working with elected local government officials.  Mr. O’Connell highlights methods such as relationship building; being patient; treating people with respect; and listening intently and intensely.

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