Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 05: A Relationship Built on Trust

Episode Summary

In this episode of “Making a Difference”, Chris Clark, a city council member from Mountain View, California, shares his views on the importance of professional local government management.

Episode Notes

In this episode of “Making a Difference,” Chris Clark, a city council member from Mountain View, California, shares his perspectives on how professional local government managers can make the job easier for elected officials by bringing a high level of expertise and experience to the oversight of their communities. Councilmember Clark also discusses how the involvement of a professional manager helped Mountain View navigate a series of tough decisions during the 2008 financial crisis.

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