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This dataset scans interactions of top municipal and county administrators with elected officials in their local governments.

Covers economic recovery, citizen engagement initiatives, council relations, ethics, education, and other characteristics of the profession.

This article provides a profile of responding top administrators; reviews their roles with respect to their governing boards, citizens, and elected officials.

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In this ICMA University workshop, prepare to discuss the key elements to making the council-manager relationship successful.

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In this webinar, explore both sides of the relationship and discuss 10 best practices for developing and maintaining solid council-manager relationships.

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