Students in this class will acquire the fundamental knowledge to manage functions in local government in such a way as to maximize limited resources for the effective and efficient delivery of public goods and services. Staying true to preserving the public trust and protecting the public interest students will learn what is required to lead a local government agency, department, and or unit of government. The student will gain and demonstrate knowledge regarding: • The evolution of professional government management. • The importance of achieving effective community leadership. • Through critical thinking exercises, identify ways in which to enhance a governing body’s effectiveness. • How effective personnel management is critical to the success of the organization. • The processes associated with policy implementation, performance measurements, and program evaluation. • The need for effective intergovernmental relations. • Why a professional code of ethics is critical to successful local government management.