The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has made available to the public a collection of informative and insightful videos on the topic of city governance.
Its “Local Government 101 Videos” series covers a variety of subjects, including working with city staff, the basics of parliamentary procedure and the importance of land use.
In the video below, ICMA Senior Advisor Jan Perkins describes to elected officials the responsibilities and role of the chief executive of a public agency. Perkins speaks from experience: she has served as the City Manager for both Fremont and Morgan Hill, as well as an Assistant City Manager of Santa Ana.
The ILG has a number of invaluable resources, which are available (and incredibly useful) to elected officials and public employees alike. Check them out here.