Elevating Our Profession
A key distinction in the council-manager form of government
Defining the “political” role of managers and their role in the policy process
The role of the professional manager transcends politics and focuses on getting the job done.
National Civic League
In Japan, local governments have a duty to exercise a measure of independence from the national government regarding the manner in which they operate.
An overview of local government structure in the United States
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ICMA continues to conduct research and provide guidance to communities across the globe in support of the council-manager system.