Civics 103

Charters That Form America's Government

by Roger L. Kemp



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781665550277
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781665550260

About the Book

Civics 103: Charters That Form America’s Governments 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 that worked in other levels of government, such as our county, regional, state, and our federal government. The major headings in his book include: the Model City Government Charter, the Model County Government Charter, the Model Regional Government Charter, the Model State Government Charter, and our nation's Model Federal Government Charter. 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 ( He is available for speaking and consulting assignments. His personal website shows additional information about his background (