Preparing Councils for Their Work – a key element in effective city management

The idea of council-manager government is that political and administrative realms can be in partnership and not dependent on the system of checks and balances that characterizes our state and federal governments, where separation of legislative and executive powers is valued.

In a recent article in Public Management, KU Public Administration Professor John Nalbandian and KU MPA graduate Julia Novak outline strategies for city managers to facilitate the building of council capacity to help establish this crucial partnership between the council and professional staff.

Join Julia Novak, President of The Novak Consulting Group, for a roundtable discussion on this topic at the upcoming Kansas City County Management Conference, April 22-23, in Lawrence.