What Do Texas City Managers Value? An Examination of NASPAA Accreditation Standards




Sinclair, Brad

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The purpose of the research is to describe the degree of importance current city managers place on their knowledge, skills, and abilities using the NASPAA common curriculum components for professional masters degree education. Curriculum components are used to assist in the NASPAA accreditation or re-accreditation process for universities across the United States. The methodology involves surveying current city managers operating in small cities of population 25,000 or less via e-mail. Descriptive statistics, as in percentages and modes, are used for describing the responses. The results indicate a majority of city managers believe a majority of the NASPAA curriculum components are very important in their roles.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2005.


Texas city managers, NASPAA Standards, Public Administration


Sinclair, B. (2005). What do Texas city managers value? An examination of NASPAA accreditation standards. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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