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The Sound of Ideas

So You Wanna Be a Political Star…

Posted Monday, January 28, 2008

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Running a city, even a small one, is a lot like running a multi-million dollar corporation - it requires financial expertise, a head for the law, and the skill to manage people...and their egos. As it turns out, few newly elected officials are well-prepared for what awaits them--parliamentary procedure can be just as obtuse as that first budget vote. We'll take a look at what it takes to run municipal governments, and how to train future leaders.


Government/Politics, Community/Human Interest, Ethics/Religion


Vera Vogelsang-Coombs, Associate Professor, and architect of the Levin College's Local Officials Leadership Academy and its Certificate Series for Newly Elected Officials, Cleveland State University
Sy Murray, Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Larry Keller, Associate Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Gary Norton, President, East Cleveland City Council

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