Township Taps Former Mayor for Age-Friendly Initiative

As the U.S. population ages, most communities will wrestle with a variety of issues related to elderly residents. Top of mind would be emergency services, transportation, engagement and activities, and appropriate housing. Teaneck, N.J.  (pop.40,000), is getting ahead of the curve with a program called Age-Friendly Teaneck.  The planning phase of the program began in January 2016…  Read More…

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McCordsville Manages Growth

When a town manager is engaged and monitoring events that can affect her jurisdiction, changes can be managed with little disruption or opposition. This is evidenced by the successful annexation of about 1,000 acres of land and five miles of road by McCordsville, Indiana, that helped the mostly residential community respond to and prepare for…  Read More…

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Manager As A CEO

If anyone were to doubt that being a professional manager is akin to the role of a corporate chief executive officer, one need only to look at Chambersburg, PA and the scope of ongoing and completed projects accomplished in recent years.  From operating its own utilities, implementing award-winning “green’ programs, and launching plans for a…  Read More…

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Manager Champions New EMS Structure

In just over two years, Bend, Oregon has seen major benefits to restructuring its emergency response system, including reduced response times, increased reliability and an improvement in gender balance in fire department staff. But much of this would not have happened without the support and skilled management tactics of professional City Manager, Eric King, according…  Read More…

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Midland’s Vision Coming to Fruition

Local leaders incorporated Midland, N.C. 16 years ago with a vision to cultivate the small town (pop. 3,073) into a desirable place to invest and live, while preserving the rural fabric of the community. The leaders hired professional staff to carry out their vision and this council/manager partnership has resulted in continuing success for the community, says Town Manager Douglas…  Read More…

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