Find out how this city of 7,000 residents came together to create a world-class park which makes Savannah even more attractive to retirees and young families alike. Assistant City Manager C. Seth Sumner calls it the most ambitious project the city has ever undertaken.
After the Great Recession, slightly declining tax revenues and other reductions threatened full implementation of the city's proposed new pay plan for its employees, and layoffs seemed imminent. At the same time, expectations that the city would continue to provide quality public services persisted. While the tax decline soon subsided, it was replaced with a long-term financial stagnancy that exists even today.
In 2005, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation commissioned a Blue Ribbon Task Force, which found that metropolitan Kansas City was all but alone in not having a world-class research university in the region.
What would happen if there was a shortage of professional local government managers? Nothing less than the long-term viability of our communities would be at stake, because managers are vital to a community's success.
The City of River Falls, Wisconsin, is home to the historic Kinnickinnic River, a Class 1 trout stream that flows right through the city. Residents and visitors enjoy kayaking, premiere trout fishing, and other recreational activities the river offers. Events such as River Falls Days and Art on the Kinni showcase the community's treasured natural resource.