The Alliance for Innovation provides a platform for local government administrators and emerging leaders to share their experience and inspire the next local government innovator.
As part of the Managers Forum ongoing series, the Alliance for Innovation provides a platform for local government administrators and emerging leaders to share their experience and hopefully inspire the next local government innovator. Peggy has served on the Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors since 2006 with her final term coming to a close this December.
Do you need to be innovative to be a great leader? What about consistent? Or, loyal? For Decatur, Georgia City Manager Peggy Merriss, those have been the benchmarks for her career, amongst others. Her dedication to the City of Decatur and its residents has been clear during her 30+ year career.
As she wrote to City Commissioners in 2015:
“The joint efforts of the community, the City Commission and City staff have made Decatur an amazing place to live, to work, to do business, to be part of a community and to have an active well-balanced life. Thank you for letting me be part of the plan.”
Join us for a conversation between Peggy Merriss and Jerry Newfarmer with Management Partners on December 7, to hear about:
- What it takes to have a career an innovative city manager
- Implementing innovative policies and change management
- Reflections on tenure on the Alliance for Innovation Board
- Challenges for emerging local government leaders
This one hour webinar will include a facilitated discussion by Jerry Newfarmer and will allow time for your questions.
- Meet Board Member Peggy Merriss, May 1, 2007
- Decatur’s long-serving city manager takes a long-term view, AJC.com, February 27, 2017
- City manager turned down other jobs to stay in Decatur, Decaturish.com, February 3, 2017
About the speakers:
Jerry Newfarmer founded Management Partners in 1994 after many years of public management leadership in California and Ohio. He is a national leader in local government performance management, and he has led his firm to nationally recognized expertise in municipal development review processes, strategic planning, budgeting and finance, and organizational analysis. Jerry served as City Manager in Fresno and San Jose, California; and Cincinnati, Ohio. He was Assistant City Manager of Oakland, California, which was the Chief Operating Officer role. He has been a key presence in the International City/County Management Association, and was Team Leader of the State-Local Relations Team of the National Performance Review.
- December 07, 2017
- 01:00 pm 02:00 pm ET
- Registration Deadline: 12/06/2017
- Member Price:$49.00