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Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government Monthly Quiz

True or False: In the mayor-council form of government, the mayor can hire a city or town administrator without the approval of council. ​

Answer: False
In the mayor-council form of government, “The mayor and council may employ an administrator to assist the mayor in his office.” The phrase “mayor and council” is interpreted to mean that consent of the governing body, the mayor and members of council collectively, is required to employ or remove an administrator.

The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government offers in-person and online courses. Forms of Municipal Government is offered as an on-demand course online. The next in-person courses, Forms of Municipal Government as well as Municipal Economic Development, will take place September 17 at regional councils of governments locations.