Life, Well Run, Resources for Elected Officials

Partner with professional local government managers to build better communities.

Thanks for your interest in learning more about how professional city, town, and county managers can help elected officials bring plans and policies to life.





“The relationship between a mayor and city manager is an extremely important relationship because it’s that relationship that ensures people are on the same page and that we actually get things done.”

-Julian Castro, former San Antonio Mayor




Here are resources, including guidelines hiring a manager and a free e-book that can help you better understand the results professional managers can help you deliver to your residents.

Read more: Professional Manager Snapshot

Review: Guidelines for recruiting a local government manager.

Subscribe: To Leadership Matters, ICMA’s weekly e-newsletter.

Download: A complimentary E-book Leading Your Community: A Guide for Elected Officials a $29 Value.



Download: Every Coach Needs a Quarterback brochure.









Listen: Peter Austin, McHenry County, Ill. Administrator discusses, in this podcast his experience with the responsibilities, challenges and successes as an appointed county administrator.