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    • Creating a Local Government Manager Position in New York: A Summary of Four Case Profiles

      Hattery, Michael; Watt, Celia (SUNY Brockport, Department of Public Administration, 2022)
      This policy brief summarizes the efforts of four communities in New York that took initiative to consider change in the administration of their local government. In particular they assessed the changes needed to create the position of a central manager or administrator for their communities. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020-22 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport.
    • Creating a Manager/Administrator Position in New York State: Legal Considerations

      Hattery, Michael; Watt, Celia (SUNY Brockport. Department of Public Administration, 2024)
      This policy brief provides a summary of the options available in New York state law for cities, towns, and villages to create the position of manager or administrator. As might be expected, there are common features and variations across the three municipal types in the state.1 This brief on legal considerations is a supplement to recent work summarizing the efforts of four communities in New York that more recently took initiative to consider change in the administration of their local government. In particular they assessed the changes needed to create the position of a central manager or administrator for their communities. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020-22 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport. Reference to the four cases and an overall summary are provided at the end of this policy brief.
    • Using Tables, Charts, Maps, and other Visuals: Guidance for Better Management Reports and Papers

      Green, Elizabeth (SUNY Brockport, Department of Public Administration, 2023-10)
      They say a picture is worth 1000 words. The picture should be in focus and it helps if it is in color. And the eye should be drawn naturally to a central point. After looking at the picture, you should come away with an image that lasts and is meaningful. Charts and tables can do the same thing. Their eye appeal cannot compete with a color picture from National Geographic, but they can get your attention, make a point, or capture an idea in visual form. Interest rates are falling at an increasing rate. Words cannot say that as well as a one line chart. A mixture of numbers, graphs, words, and illustrations is livelier than any of these by themselves.
    • Saratoga Springs: Attempts at Administrative Reform

      Hattery, Michael; Seeger, Christopher C.; Sullivan, John (SUNY Brockport Department of Public Administration, 2022)
      This review of proposed change in governance and administration in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York is one in a series of communities in New York that took initiative to change the administration of their local government. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020-22 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport. The cases were examined to provide insights for other local leaders and citizens in New York about options for change in local administration and governance. They examine (1) how initiatives for administrative change got started, (2) how local leaders and citizens responded to the initiative and moved forward, (3) the barriers and useful resources that were identified in the process, and (4) the experience since a change has been adopted - or not.
    • A Long Time Coming: North Castle Town Administrator

      Hattery, Michael; Simon, Alison (SUNY Brockport Department of Public Administration, 2021)
      This review of change in governance and administration in the Town of North Castle, New York is one in a series of communities in New York that took initiative to change the administration of their local government. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020-21 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport. The cases were examined to provide insights for other local leaders and citizens in New York about options for change in local administration and governance. They examine (1) how initiatives for administrative change got started, (2) how local leaders and citizens responded to the initiative and moved forward, (3) the barriers and useful resources that were identified in the process, and (4) the experience since a change has been adopted - or not.
    • Town of Canandaigua: Sustaining Leadership

      Hattery, Michael; Watt, Celie (SUNY Brockport, Department of Public Administration, 2021)
      This review of change in governance and administration in the Town of Canandaigua, New York is one in a series of communities in New York that took initiative to change the administration of their local government. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020-21 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport. The cases were examined to provide insights for other local leaders and citizens in New York about options for change in local administration and governance. They examine (1) how initiatives for administrative change got started, (2) how local leaders and citizens responded to the initiative and moved forward, (3) the barriers and useful resources that were identified in the process, and (4) the experience since a change has been adopted - or not.
    • Managing Tuckahoe: Transitioning to a Village Administrator

      Hattery, Michael; Watt, Celia (SUNY Brockport, 2021)
      This review of change in governance and administration in the Village of Tuckahoe, New York is one in a series of communities in New York that took initiative to change the administration of their local government. These local initiatives were reviewed and summarized in 2020 by the Public Management Program (PMP), Department of Public Administration, SUNY Brockport.
    • Local Governments in New York State: A Profile of Chief Elected Officials

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; Hattery, Michael R.; Lindstrom, JoAnn; State University New York, Brockport (2019-01-01)
    • 2019 Survey of New York’s Local Chief Elected Officials: The Details

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; State University New York, Brockport (2019-01-01)
    • Training Needs of New York State’s Local Elected Officials

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; State University New York, Brockport (SUNY Brockport, 2019-03-01)
    • Options Report--Rhinebeck Highway Study

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
    • Local Capital Planning Practices in New York State: 2019 Survey Results

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; State University New York, Brockport (SUNY Brockport, 2020-06-01)
    • Existing Conditions Summary--Rhinebeck Highway Study

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (2018-01-01)
    • Risk Management Practices for Local Governments in New York State

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; State University New York, Brockport (SUNY Brockport, 2019-04-01)
    • Policy Issues for Local Governments in New York State

      Hattery, Michael R.; Watt, Celia A.; Footer, Dawn; The College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
    • Code Enforcement Study: Village of Johnson City

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
      Beginning with the signing of an intermunicipal agreement in 2011, the Town of Union has provided code enforcement services for the Village of Johnson City. In 2018, members of Johnson City Board of Trustees decided to examine the feasibility for Johnson City to re-create an in-house code enforcement capacity to serve the needs of the Village residents and property owners. The village contracted with the Public Management Program (PMP) in the Department of Public Administration at SUNY the College at Brockport to study the feasibility of recreating a village code enforcement capacity. This report summarizes the study findings.
    • 2000 Survey of Local Government Policy Issues, Training Needs and Technology Use in New York State (Review Draft, NOT for quote or citation)

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (Cornell University, 2001-04-01)
    • Local Capital Planning in New York: Practices and Prospects for a Revitalized Future

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (SUNY Binghamton, 2010-02-01)
    • Executive Summary

      Hattery, Michael R.; State University of New York College at Brockport (Cornell University, 2001-06-01)
    • Local Governments in New York State: A Profile of Chief Elected Officials

      Hattery, Michael R.; Lindstrom, JoAnn; State University of New York College at Brockport (SUNY Binghamton, 2009-02-01)