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?

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