First published in 2000, and revised in 2010, this handbook is a steadfast guide for first-time administrators. The document covers five ares: first administrator in a community, first time as an administrator, promotion to administrator from within, new to local government, and resources. All these topics are covered in the publication, along with tips and checklists for the first-time administrator.
To assist managers with their daily challenges, ICMA's First-Time Administrator Task Force prepared this concise yet comprehensive guide. Covers items that should be considered before an interview, during an interview, before accepting a position, and before starting a new position. Describes what might be important for first week, first month, three to six months, and beyond. Both emerging leaders and veteran managers can benefit from this handbook's suggestions.