Insights About America's Cities
About the Book
Civics 107: Insights About America’s Cities was written by a career City Manager that worked in and managed some of the largest Council-Manager Form of Government cities on both coasts of America. He also dealt with public officials, department managers, employees, and citizens that worked and lived in the cities that he managed during his city management career. The major sections of this book include America’s Cities, Politics and Politicians, The Urban Scene, The Government, From the Trenches, Personal Reflections, and the last section, called Closing Thoughts. Various appendices are also included in this volume to help educate the reader. These include a glossary of terms, our nation’s voting rights history, and resource directories for our states, as well as our country’s national resource directories.
About the Author
Roger L. Kemp has worked in city government for a quarter century, serving nearly two decades of this time as a city manager. He has served in cities in California, New Jersey and Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. degree in public administration from Golden Gate University, and is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executive in State and Local Government at Harvard University. Dr. Kemp has written, edited, and has been contributing editor of over 50 books dealing with numerous aspects of local government. One of his most significant books, Managing America’s Cities: A Handbook for Local Government Productivity, was published in 1998 - - many years ago. Additionally, he has had over 500 articles published in leading professional journals throughout the world. During his career, Dr. Kemp has served a dozen mayors, several city councils, and scores of elected officials. His experience was gained from many years of public service in politically, economically, socially, and racially diverse communities on both the East and West Coasts. He is frequently called upon to speak about cities and how they work before various community groups and professional organizations, both nationally and internationally. Roger can be reached by telephone (203-686-0281) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). He is available for speaking and consulting assignments. His personal website shows additional information about his background (http://www.rogerkemp.org/).