Positive Working Relationships Reported Among Michigan’s Local Elected Officials

Michigan Public Policy Survey June 2019

20 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2019

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: June 5, 2019

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding relationships among members of their board or council as well as between the board/council and local government employees. Assessments include a look at various factors that help or hurt board/council relationships, as well as ratings of the tone of discussion among local elected officials and how often they reach consensus on issues. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2018 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: governance, local government, interpersonal relationships

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Positive Working Relationships Reported Among Michigan’s Local Elected Officials (June 5, 2019). Michigan Public Policy Survey June 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3402147

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

HOME PAGE: http://closup.umich.edu

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