Staff/Council relations as seen by a
Dealing with staff in a proactive way
Competing interest of governance and
Representing the public
Developing and evaluating policies
Maintaining fiscal integrity
Maintain operations of the corporation
Offer professional advice
Provide written reports
Undertake sound administrative
Relationship between council and staff
should be a respectful one of trust and
one where there is a principle of joint
ownership and teamwork.
Both solitudes are charged
with providing service to
Failure to respect the
chain of command
Failure to defend
Failure to define council vision and goals
Failure to review
Listen more and speak less.
Compromise and feel good about it.
Are honest and ethical.
Respect staff, political colleagues and the
people they serve.
Care about the work they do.
Player politicians are courageous.
Player politicians are persistent .
Player politicians are responsible.
Player politicians are able to laugh.
Councillor spending policy
Councillor code of conduct
Dealing proactively with staff
Clerk/Treasurers do great work and
together we can do fantastic things!