Vol. 35 Nbr. 4, December 2006
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- The Manager's musings.
- Hurricane Katrina: two intergovernmental challenges: how can we better our mitigation and sort out the legal authorities to improve our response?
- Businesses prepare their employees for disaster recovery: local government can learn from the business community preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina.
- Mechanisms for collaboration: EMAC and Katrina: almost 66,000 personnel were deployed under EMAC during the Katrina and Rita disasters, but more arrangements are needed--particularly pre-and post-disaster.
- Moving forward: ASPA Katrina task force: this year's discussions highlight improving local emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery planning.
- Commitment to performance excellence in Ontario: the Ontario Public Service--known internationally for its performance excellence, innovation, and transformation--is making breakthroughs in public management.
- In pursuit of higher performance--part I: federal executives and managers are using proven change tools to strategically improve and advance their organizations.
- Inter-municipal cooperation in British Columbia: for forty years, the province's innovative regional district system has lowered the cost of cooperation among neighboring jurisdictions, encouraged fiscal equivalence, and improved the performance of local government.
- Finding common purpose in a National Forest: after four decades of conflict, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service are working together to manage the Bull Run Watershed in Mt. Hood National Forest.
- The Atlanta BeltLine and neighborhood America: transportation planners found a comprehensive, cost-effective way to capture the diverse views of residents and report the complex needs of each region.
- Governing non-governmental public-serving organizations: fulfillment of the roles and responsibilities of board members is critical to the viability of NPS organizations.
- Managing conflict in public organizations: conflict can be recognized, tackled, and resolved in five not-so-easy steps.
- E-governance in Slovenia--part IV: since their modest emergence in the late 1990s, government Web sites have shown uneven, but marked, progress.
- Mentors: advice from experience: a young federal employee gives her take on getting the most from mentoring.
- Next generation Feds find a new way to network: YoungFeds.org gives young government workers a space to share ideas and learn from the best.
- You're a liberal if ...