The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program’s launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. See where Fellows are now.
To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:
Government finances include revenues, expenditures (spending), debt, and assets (cash and security holdings). Although states and local governments differ among one another in how they record their activities in their legislation and accounting systems, the Census Bureau classifies their data into standard categories so that they may be compared more easily.
These statistics are collected quarterly or annually. Every fifth year (years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’) the Census of Governments is conducted. The same questions are asked as in the annual
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The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Governments of all state and local government organization units every 5 years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. The collection of these data will