City Management: Keys to Success

by Orville W. Powell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781403323033
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781403323026

About the Book

At last, a good book about one of the most exciting career opportunities available in the country today – city management.

It is an exciting and rewarding career because all the great issues our society – crime, pollution, urban sprawl, economic development, traffic congestion, race relations and terrorism – are concentrated in our cities. City managers dealing with these issues are in a unique position to make a positive difference in the lives of people in their communities.

This book will:

    • Help the reader evaluate city management as a career
    • Explain the educational and work experience needed to become a city manager
    • Give helpful tips that will allow the reader to have a long and successful career in city management
    • Explain how to deal effectively with hate groups
    • Explain how the news media works and how to deal with them
    • Identify the danger signs of a city manager in trouble
    • Gently guide the reader through losing a city manager’s job and starting over
    • Help the reader prepare mentally for retirement.

The book is a must read for anyone who has – or wants – a management position in the public sector.


About the Author

Orville Powell, M.P.A., is recognized in this country and internationally as an expert in the field of city administration. Mr. Powell has over thirty years experience as a city manager, assistant city manager and budget director of cities in North Carolina and Florida. He has worked as a consultant in the areas of economic development, citizen participation, governmental reorganizations, financial management and mass transit with local governments in the United States, Russia, Bulgaria, India, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. He is currently a clinical associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where he teaches graduate-level courses in public sector management.