- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Austin Brothers Publishers (September 23, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0996428550
- ISBN-13: 978-0996428552
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,135,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Make a Difference: Navigating the Maze of Local Government Paperback – September 23, 2015
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The author is in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, so references were made to that local government in particular and Texas in general; but the information given is easily referenced to work in various forms of city/county government across the nation.
The book gives plenty of examples for ways to work in your community, with chapters ranging from Civic Duty, Government 101, Local Government, Civility, Rules of Engagement, Communication and more.
There is a list of resources as well. I especially like the interviews at the end about why other city/county officials were involved in their communities. It is the same for me: we CAN make a difference (perfect title) in our communities when we engage in the public arena. Most officials are there because they WANT to help people in the community.
This book was informative (where does funding for roads really come from and who do I call with a problem), thought provoking (“an unguarded mind is…where we allow thoughts in and out….accumulation of those unfiltered thoughts are like the accumulation of fat on the walls of your arteries”) and inspirational (from Bobbie Mitchell…”I could have a part of contributing to something bigger than myself” and from Michael Morris PE “ingredients common in successful people; intellectual capacity, passion, and work ethic….intellectual capacity is the commitment to engage with everything you’ve got.”
IMake a Difference: Navigating the Maze of Local Governmentt is obvious the author Cynthia Northrop White speaks from a perspective of personal experience and commitment. Glad I picked this book up, one I will keep for reference.