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Local Government Management

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ISBN 9780367029036
April 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 22 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In a recent paradigm shift, local governments find themselves shouldering more responsibility for day-to-day governance and crisis management, thanks to regulations and federal spending cuts. While twenty years ago a book on local government administration might have been considered complete with chapters on budgeting, public personnel management, productivity and responsivity, and community engagement, any discussion of local government must now also include resiliency, emergency management, climate change, smart cities, social media, and infrastructure funding.  Bringing together key voices from the academic and public sectors, Local Government Management offers techniques and insight into how local government can most effectively lead and manage their resources in an evolving political – and environmental – landscape.
Featuring examples from expert contributors’ own decades of public service and research, this forward-thinking book explores the rapid speed of change in local communities and the need for local government to not only adapt, but to also proactively plan for the future. Local Government Management is essential reading for local government officials, public stakeholders, practitioners, and students of public administration and management.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Paul G. Grimes

  3. Elected Officials and City Managers
  4. Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides

  5. The City Manager’s Perspective
  6. James Fisher, Jeffrey H. Moshier, and Teodoro J. Benavides

  7. Civic Engagement, Policy and Management through Digital Strategy and Communication Networks
  8. Sana Salma Syed

  9. Budgeting and Financial Management
  10. Teodoro J. Benavides

  11. Human Resources
  12. Samantha Dean

  13. Economic Development, Land Use and Resilience Impact on Growth Policy
  14. Trent O. Petty

  15. E-Government, Privacy, Technology and Innovation
  16. Joe Beauchamp

  17. The Sharing Economy: A Disruptive Innovator for City Government
  18. Jeffrey H. Moshier

  19. Business Stakeholders in Local Government and the Community
  20. John Jacobs

  21. Local Government Management and Paramedicine
  22. Kristi L. Valcik

  23. Municipal Government Relations
  24. Brett Wilkinson

  25. School Districts
  26. Teodoro J. Benavides

  27. Local Government and Nonprofit Relationships
  28. Todd Jordan

  29. Urban Planning and Affordable Housing
  30. Paul Frederiksen

  31. Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Urban Areas
  32. Celeste Haiduk Cox and Alma Hernandez, JD, LMSW

  33. Immigration and the American City
  34. Jesus Nava

  35. Green Movement: Environmental Concerns
  36. Jill Jordan

  37. Accountability
  38. Tarron J. Richardson

  39. Strategic Planning and Non-Routine Management Challenges: (Homeland Security and Emergency Management, e.g. COVID-19)
  40. Nicolas A. Valcik

  41. Epilogue – Trends and Current Issues

Nicolas A. Valcik and Ted J. Benavides

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Nicolas Valcik works as Director Effectiveness Analytics for a college based in Texas. Previously Dr. Valcik worked for Texas Tech University as Director of Institutional Research, UT-Permian Basin as Director of Institutional Research and Business Intelligence, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness for Central Washington University, Associate Director for the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis for The University of Texas at Dallas and additionally held a faculty appointment for the Program of Public Affairs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Valcik is the editor/author of numerous books and chapters for Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Teodoro J. Benavides serves as a faculty member and the MPA Director for the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences’ Public and Nonprofit Management Program. He previously served as a Senior Vice President for the Waters Consulting Group and served from 1998 to 2004 as city manager of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Benavides was responsible for administering all programs and services for the city’s 1.2 million people and overseeing an annual $1.9 billion municipal budget and directing a workforce of 13,000 employees. Benavides serves as a member of the City of Glenn Heights, Texas Economic Development Corporation. He is the co-author of City Planning for the Public Manager (Routledge 2018), Non-Profit Organizations (Routledge 2015), and Practical Human Resources Management for Public Managers (Routledge 2011).