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The Essential Guide to County Government: A Manual for Board Members and Commissioners

The Essential Guide to County Government: A Manual for Board Members and Commissioners

Product Details

Product number: 
C1371
Product type: 
booklet
Pub. Date: 
2000
Pages: 
48

Price: $19.00

[This booklet’s] strongest point is its ability to present a comprehensive picture of county government in a way that is practical and easily accessible for the reader.”

Tari Renner, professor of political science at Illinois Wesleyan University and McLean County Board member

New board members to train?

If you’re looking for a resource that delivers sound information in a concise format at a reasonable price, you’ve found it. The Essential Guide to County Government emphasizes the practical by listing primary legislative responsibilities, job limits and most pressing issues. Sample problem scenarios with suggestions on what to consider when dealing with these problems help new members get a feel for their duties and what challenges they will face.

Seasoned board members will appreciate the look ahead to county government in the future and the increasing role it will play in solving social problems, delivering new and existing services and supporting economic development.

Includes a suggested readings list and a budget preparation calendar.