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Form of government refers to the legal structure under which municipalities and counties in the United States organize, e.g., the council-manager vs. the mayor-council form of government. The topic also refers to governance issues and how a local government operates.
Summary of Survey Results
This month's "facts and stats" blog looks at recent results from the 2018 ICMA Municipal Form of Government Survey.
ICMA's annual CAO Salary and Compensation Survey is now a member benefit. Members will have exclusive access to detailed results, available this fall.
This two-minute animated video explains the benefits of council-manager government and professional local government management.
The council-manager form of government promotes professionalism and democratic values.
Seventy percent of the top 10 healthiest U.S. jurisdictions ranked by U.S. News & World Report are professionally managed.
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