Drawing from GrassrootsLab's proprietary database and city manager biographies carefully compiled by the GrassrootsLab team, California City Manager 2015 Report offers a snapshot of the current pool of individuals who are charged with some of the most crucial responsibilities in city government. By highlighting significant statewide trends as they pertain to city managers' educational and professional background, annual salary, and gender composition, we can have a more concrete understanding of the professional path to municipal management.
In addition to exploring the commonalities among the 473 city managers who operate within California, the report also elaborates on the deficiency of female city managers. The study finds that only 19% of city managers in the state are women, a far higher proportion than national estimates, and yet nearly 7% below national figures for female chief executives across all industries. Neither the large pool of female city staffers, nor the increase in female majority elected councils seem to offer much of a solution.
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