Wither the City Manager?
I'm sure all the city manager types among you have seen this NYT story by now. If you haven't, get reading. According to the Times, ...
I'm sure all the city manager types among you have seen this NYT story by now. If you haven't, get reading. According to the Times, and I'm paraphrasing here, your profession is retiring out of existence.
The article also cites annoying local politics, low salaries and grinding work schedules as reasons why cities are having a hard time filling city-manager openings. As David Johnson, the former manager of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, who is profiled in the piece, puts it, "You can't go to the grocery store, cafe or convenience store without someone telling you they have a leak in the front yard or a pothole in their driveway."
Did the Times get it right? Is the job that rough? Are there fewer young 'uns going into public service to replace all the retiring Baby Boomers? Why? Let 'er rip in the comments. (You can remain anonymous if you have to).
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Justice Dept. Won't Charge Ferguson Officer in Michael Brown's Shooting2 minutes ago
New York City Adds Muslim Holidays to Public School Calendar3 minutes ago
U.S. Supreme Court Scrutinizes the Meaning of 'Legislature'8 minutes ago
Florida's Redistricting Maps on Trial13 minutes ago
Cleveland, Tenn., Police Department Gets 3rd Leader in 4 Days1 hour ago
Kansas Considers Tax Incentives for Artists1 hour ago