A good working relationship with members of the governing board is crucial for every local government manager.
A well-organized, informative, and appropriate orientation program ensures a good first impression for newly elected council members.
This InFocus Report singles out the necessary key components of a good orientation program, discusses practices that work well in most situations, leads the reader through the planning process, and provides case examples.
Download this InFocus Report to learn
- The reasons for conducting an orientation program for new council members
- How to structure an effective orientation program
- How to plan your orientation program.
About the Authors:
Kevin Duggan served as the city manager of Mountain View, California, from 1990 to 2011, and was previously the manager in Campbell, California. He currently serves as the West Coast regional director of ICMA.
Nadine Levin previously served as the assistant city manager in Mountain View. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco and a consultant with Municipal Resource Group, LLC. Levin has also served in management positions in Los Gatos, San Francisco, and Long Beach, California, and in Rochester, Minnesota.
(2014, vol. 46, no. 2)