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This course is a survey of contemporary issues facing municipalities and counties specifically in Minnesota and generally in the upper Midwest. The semester will explore the practicalities and politics of managing a municipal and county organization using a variety of current practitioners in the field. Areas of concentration will include: community roles and power structures; city council, county board, and staff relations; public safety and public works issues; land use and community development; employee relations; finance; legal authority and emerging issues of governance and the role of citizen participation. Students currently will find this class a good way to acquire a broad-based understanding of municipal and county operations and the complexities of this occupational field.
Waldron, Craig, "MPA8230-01.Municipal/County Administratn.F15.Waldron,Craig" (2015). Syllabi. 1058.