Monthly Archives: November 2011

City Manager Shuffle: When and Why do City Managers Job Hop?

While there are certainly a few of my City Manager colleagues in Wisconsin who defy this trend, the pattern for a local government manager’s career have become much more fluid, often taking them all over the country, as the demands for excellence, the intolerance for any failures, and the sheer grind of local politics makes longevity in any one community nearly impossible. This trend will have profound implications as managers will, I forsee, make sacrifices for their families, particularily their kids.

City Manager Shuffle: When and Why do City Managers Job Hop?

The Value of Public Service by Randy Reid, County Manager, Alachua County, FL | icma.org

Randy Reid, Alachua County FL Manager, provides an articulate defense of the importance of public service, as well as some of the joys, stressing fundamentally the service component. Thank you Randy for a great article which provides clarity for the roles and responsbilities of public servants in these challenging times.

The Value of Public Service by Randy Reid, County Manager, Alachua County, FL | icma.org.