The Times, They Are A-Changin’
LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHALLENGES
Public Management (PM) is the monthly magazine of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). In the January/February PM Readers’ Poll, they posed the question: “What could be your biggest challenge as a local government manager in 2015?” The breakdown from PM readers online is as follows:
Not Enough People and Resources to Do the Work- 33%
Not Enough Budget- 22%
Not Enough Support from Elected Officials- 15%
Not Enough Time- 11%
All of the Above- 19%
At SAFEbuilt, for the past 23 years, we have been dedicated to, and successful in helping local government managers solve these exact problems. These are concerns that are not exclusive to PM readers. Rather these are issues that local government leaders across the country are facing.
It is our goal to open up discussion on these hot topics and hear what else is going on out there. That’s why we created a discussion with the online engagement platform, MindMixer. We’ve looked at how the legalization of marijuana both recreationally and medicinally has impacted community development departments across the country. We’ve discussed how the rapidly aging workforce and concept of the “silver tsunami” has prompted public and private sectors alike to proactively plan for this looming workforce challenge. And now we want to hear from you.
What are the top issues that will impact your job in the next ten years from a community development perspective?
We invite and encourage you to visit our MindMixer topic page and join the discussion by clicking on the link above.
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