ICMA is launching a new feature for the ICMA blog called "Ask an ICMA Manager" that will feature content from a current or former local government manager on a management topic or a question submitted by blog readers. The goal of this feature is to provide practical advice on issues that are most relevant to you.
To help us kick off this column, send an email to Niles Anderegg at firstname.lastname@example.org with suggested topics or questions. Also feel free to send an email If you would like to write a piece for the blog.
- Three Key Elements of Council Manager Relations: Thomas Fountaine II, borough manager, State College, Pennsylvania, shares his insights on council-manager relations.
- What Can Local Governments Do to Control Benefit Costs?: Lane County, Oregon, Administrator Steve Mokrohisky recommends five things that local governments can do to control benefit costs.
- How to Manage Budget Expectations? Retired city manager and ICMA Legacy Leader Carl Swenson shares his experience with managing expectations during the annual budget process.
- What Is the Difference Between Managing in Large and Small Communities? Fairfax County, Virginia, Executive Bryan Hill reflects on the differences in managing James City County, Virginia (population 71,000) and Fairfax County (population 1.2 million).
- How Do You Increase Your Likelihood of Success? Kate Fitzpatrick, town manager, Needham, Massachusetts, argues that managers need to remember Step Zero when starting a new project.
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