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    May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

MPA 8230 - Municipal County Administration

This course is a survey of contemporary issues facing municipalities specifically in Minnesota and generally in the upper Midwest. The course explores the practicalities and politics of managing a municipal organization using a variety of current practitioners in the field. Areas of concentration include: community roles and power structures, city council and staff relations, public safety and public works issues, land use and community development, employee relations, finance, legal authority and emerging issues of governance and the role of citizen participation. Students find this course a good way to acquire a broad-based understanding of municipal operations and the complexities of this occupational field.

Credits: 4