A PRIMER ON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT: Do You Know What Type Yours Is?
Each Municipality is defined by the form of government; either Mayor-Council, Mayor-Council with Manager, Council-Manager, Commissioner-Manager as the most common. Understanding what type of government your municipality falls into helps define the organization, the powers, processes and procedures essential to the municipality.
Points That Will Be Covered
Branches of Government/Separation of Powers
Local Government Through the Ages
The Rise of Dillon’s Rule
Forms of Municipal Government
Judith A. Olean, Attorney at Law
Former Rio Rancho Municipal Judge and New Mexico Municipal League General Counsel