This book focuses on the training, education, and assistance needs of municipal governments as they prepare to face the challenges of the 21st century. These crises include increased citizen demands, dwindling financial support, techlogical advances, and demographic trends which result in the additional layering of diversity in the work force. The authors argue that an investment in training represents a commitment to the future of the municipal organization as well as the community itself. An important resource for public administrators and academics.
JACK P. DeSARIO is Associate Professor at Mount Union College and director of the pre-law program. Chair of the Ohio Ethic Commission, he publishes extensively in areas of public policy. Among his books are Citizen Participation and Democracy (Greenwood, 1987) and Managing Local Government. SUE R. FAERMAN is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, State University of New York at Albany. She publishes in the areas of management education and development and managerial transitions, and is co-author of Becoming a Master Manager. JAMES D. SLACK is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, California State University at Bakersfield. He is recipient of the Burchfield Award in public administration for his research on the public administration of AIDS. Among his publications are AIDS and the Public Work Force: Local Government Preparedness in Managing the Epidemic and Managing Local Government.