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Leadership and Governance

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Leadership and Governance

To thrive, California’s cities, counties and special districts need the best of governance and administrative leadership. When elected officials and top management professionals partner and govern efficiently, local government agencies can more effectively serve their communities. These resources aim to help elected officials and staff collaborate and effectively govern.

To assist with this, ILG is partnering with Cal-ICMA, the League of California Cities, CSAC, CSDA and the California City Management Foundation, to provide the resources below.

If you have additional articles, books or materials to support effective governance, please share them with ILG's Communications Manager Melissa Kuehne at mkuehne@ca-ilg.org.

To thrive, California’s cities, counties and special districts need the best of governance and administrative leadership. When elected officials and top management professionals partner and govern efficiently, local government agencies can more effectively serve their communities. These resources aim to help elected officials and staff collaborate and effectively govern.

To assist with this, ILG is partnering with Cal-ICMA, the League of California Cities, CSAC, CSDA and the California City Management Foundation, to provide the resources below.

If you have additional articles, books or materials to support effective governance, please share them with ILG’s Communications Manager Melissa Kuehne at mkuehne@ca-ilg.org.

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For Elected Officials

Being an elected official in local government is not an easy task. You are confronted with challenging issues and circumstances, often with limited resources to address them. Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with your manager/administrator and staff is critical to your mutual success and the success of your community. An effective working relationship between local elected officials and with the organization’s chief executive is fundamental to the success of the organization.

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For Management and Staff

These resources are intended to help executive staff better collaborate with council and board members and address some of the stressors inherent in the relationship. Content includes: ways to promote effective governance, responsibilities and powers and tips to encourage resident leadership.

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