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Three forms of municipal government
These resources can assist with understanding the differing roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff in each form of government.
Online training
Elected officials can learn about the roles and responsibilities of councilmembers, the mayor and manager/administrator in each of the forms by taking the Forms of Government training through the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.
Reporters can access the Forms of Government online training session for the Municipal Elected Officials Institute at no cost. Contact Casey Fields ( to get the URL.