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How the Manager's Performance Evaluation can Improve the Entire District

The General Manager's performance evaluation should be an element that helps the Board and Manager be a better team. Here's how.

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Succession Planning for Special Districts

Focus on addressing hiring challenges while ensuring the public has confidence that the best available candidates are considered for the role.

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What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

Adapted from the General Manager Leadership Summit 2022, this article highlights the type of content the Summit provides: Relationships between the Board and the General Manager and how to increase communication and understanding.

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Building a Risk Management Culture

Recognizing everyone in an agency is a Risk Manager is the key to increased safety on the job.

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Learn About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being, that the local city or county do not provide.

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Reclamation District Dives into Public Outreach

How Reclamation District 1000 uses public outreach for emergency preparedness

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