The Newly Elected Leaders Toolkit
Congratulations! The election’s over and you’ve been sworn in. Now what?
With budgets to work on, community meetings to oversee, policies to research and develop, and residents to meet with, your time will be at a premium.
The four boxes below correspond to the four sections of the tool kit. Click on each box to see what’s inside each section. We pulled together resources to help you with some of the key elements of your job. Because we’re ICMA and strong believers in the partnership between elected and appointed leaders, you’ll find plenty of tools and tips on working with your chief administrative officers.
You’re a Newly Elected Official
What do you need to know?
Learning About Professional Managers
Find out about a key partner you’ll be working with
Hiring a Professional Manager
Finding the best fit for your community
Evaluating your Professional Manager
Do they make your job easier and community better?
Want to take the entire toolkit with you?
Good luck as you head down the road to creating a thriving, vibrant community!
Learning about new issues, trends, and technologies is becoming a bigger part of the job of local government leadership.
Turn to organizations like ICMA, which can play an important role in your ongoing education. You can participate in formal professional development programs, workshops, webinars, and our annual conference or take advantage of our anytime resources like our newsletters and ICMA.org—our knowledge hub for all things #localgov. And of course turn to your professional staff for ongoing expert guidance.