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City Management

May 9 - 19, 2006 in Boston, MA and Charleston, SC


The Irish Institute at Boston College is pleased to have hosted the City Management Program, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts and Charleston, South Carolina May 9 - 19, 2006. Bringing together fourteen key stakeholders in city management from local government, business, and the nonprofit sector, this ten-day program focused on best practice models in effective municipal governance, fiscal management, urban regeneration, public-private partnerships, social and economic development, and civic engagement.

The City Management Program featured academic seminars and meetings with US leaders from the public and private sectors, and included visits in Boston to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of Boston, Boston City Council, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Washington Gateway Main Street, Inc., City of Somerville's SomerStat Team, and the Massachusetts Municipal Association. While in Charleston, the group met with the City of Charleston's Planning and Neighborhoods Division, its Department of Housing and Community Development, its Department of Economic Development, the Charleston Civic Design Center, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina World Trade Center, the Committee to Save the City, and with the mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.