Professional Management Matters is an FCCMA program: our purpose is to highlight the benefits of the council-manager form of government and to explore real life examples of how the collaboration between professional managers and elected officials and staff impact local governments. We also emphasize education of the next generation of Florida’s professional managers.
Definition of a Professional Manager
An appointed, professional local government manager/administrator (manager) is the non-political chief executive officer of a municipal or county government organization. The manager is knowledgeable and skilled in areas such as budgeting, finance, human resources, government political structure, and other related functions specific to successfully managing a local governmental entity. A manager possesses an extremely high degree of ethics and integrity adhering to an adopted code of ethics and transparency in all decision making. He/she implements the policies set by the elected body and runs the day to day operation of the local government agency. The manager implements organizational improvement and policy development while leading the organization in achieving the stated mission, goals, and expectations.