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  • Title: CPMRA - Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs
    Descriptive info: .. The Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs engages in applied public policy and management research, technical assistance services, training and education, and database development in the areas of public management and capacity building, local government economic development, planning, and public program evaluation and policy research.. The Center s primary efforts are directed toward research and assistance to small/non-metropolitan cities, villages, townships, and counties.. Center projects are initiated upon request from local governments or by Center staff as an ongoing program for various local governments in the region and statewide.. NOVEMBER 2012 - News and Highlights.. Ohio Public Leaders: Inside State and Local Government.. Miami News release.. The CPMRA and Public Administration program at Miami University announced the Ohio Public Leaders Fellowship at the founding Advisory Board meeting on November 1.. click here for more  ...   tax less and incur less debt than other local governments in the same population categories.. Research summarized in the report demonstrates townships are more accessible and responsive and overall, are a vital component of local government in Ohio.. Executive Summary.. Full Report.. Brochure.. Township Sourcebook Series being updated.. Updated versions of the CPMRA's very popular Township Sourcebook series are in the works and will be available at the OTA Winter Conference in January 2013.. The updated versions will include the latest legislative actions and Attorney General Opinions.. Contact CPMRA by email:.. CPMRA @ MiamiOH.. edu.. MAILING ADDRESS:.. 349 E.. High Street,.. Room 218, MSC1102A.. Miami University.. Oxford, OH 45056.. 2012 | Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs.. 2 Harrison Hall | Miami University | Oxford, OH 45056.. All rights reserved.. Last Updated: November 7, 2012..

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  • Title: CPMRA - About the Center
    Descriptive info: About the Center.. from the Director,.. Dr.. Philip A.. Russo, Jr.. The Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs engages in applied research, technical assistance services, training and education, and data base development in the areas of public management and capacity building, local government economic development and planning, and public program evaluation and policy research.. The Center s activities are funded by external grants and contracts from a number of funding sources including the U.. S.. Department of Commerce,.. Economic Development Administration.. ; the.. Ohio Public Works Commission.. ; and the.. Ohio Township Association.. The Center operates with the director, professional full-time staff, and also draws upon faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in public administration, policy analysis, political science, environmental sciences, and geography.. maintains a solid commitment to public service.. The activities initiated by the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs stand as a centerpiece of Miami University s public service mission.. Over the past two years, more than 40 local governments (cities, villages, townships, and counties) have benefited from direct applied research projects.. For example, the Center conducted a citizen attitudes and public opinion survey for Madison Township in Butler County, and the Center assisted both the City of Carlisle and the City of Sharonville with personnel management related projects.. In addition, the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs had been designated as a University Center by the U.. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.. The Center has also signed a cooperative agreement with the.. In conjunction with OTA, the Center produces the.. Ohio Township Trustee Sourcebook.. , the.. Ohio Township Fiscal Officer Sourcebook.. Ohio Township Personnel Management Sourcebook.. , and the.. Ohio Township Zoning Sourcebook.. This four-volume set (.. Township Sourcebook Series.. ) has been designated by the Ohio Township Association as the recommended resource publication for township officials in Ohio.. The Center also coordinates the development of the Ohio Township Administrators Network (OTAN).. OTAN serves as a database and information-sharing project for township administrators.. Project Assistance.. is available in the following areas:.. Community Surveys.. Computer and Information Management.. Economic and Community Development.. Geographic Information Systems.. Goal-Setting, Team-Building, and Strategic Planning.. Local Government Management and Human Resources.. Public Works and Infrastructure Assistance.. Township Web Site Development.. Training for Elected and Appointed Officials.. Recent CPMRA and Applied Project Activities:.. Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration.. Research Monograph:.. Does.. Collaboration Beget Collaboration?:.. From Cooperation to Co-production in Township Government.. This CPMRA study was one of four research projects supported by a competitive grant from the Ohio Commission.. Faculty and student authors included Philip Russo, Director, CPMRA and Professor of Political Science; Andrew Dudas, Senior Project Manager, CPMRA; Patrick Haney, Professor of Political Science; Mark Morris, Senior Project Manager, CPMRA; and Heath Ingram, junior Public Administration major.. Bethany Bowyer, senior Public Administration major, and Deanna Watts, Political Science Graduate Assistant, provided additional assistance.. The state Commission is to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, State Senate president and Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives by July 1, 2010.. Ohio Township Association (OTA).. the Center is coordinating and participating in the implementation of the OTA Leadership Academy (designed to provide elected township officials with  ...   infrastructure programs, the Center continues to provide support to the District 10 Public Works Integrating Committee in delivering the Job Ready Sites program which partners with local communities and the private sector to ensure Ohio has an inventory of buildings and sites ready for large-scale, region-impacting, end-use development.. Green-space Conservation (Butler, Warren, Clinton, and Warren Counties).. the Center is responsible for coordinating the nomination process used by the District 10 Public Works Integrating Committee in appointing members to the Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC).. Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group (SCEIG).. as an active member in an association of federal, state, local, educational, and service agencies designed to aid small governments in meeting infrastructure needs, CPMRA staff continue to participate in the development and implementation of workshop curriculum for local officials on water quality, systems management, and project financing.. Developing the infrastructure necessary for economic competitiveness and improved quality of life is one the most pressing challenges for smaller, local governments.. Southwest Ohio Local Government Wage and Benefit Survey (Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Clark, Greene, Darke, Preble, Shelby, Miami, and Clermont Counties).. annual data collection project to assist local government personnel managers in counties and large urban townships across the State.. The Center collects and maintains a database on local government wages, salaries, and benefits, and prepares reports on various public employee compensation issues.. Scioto Foundation (Adams, Pike, Jackson, and Scioto Counties).. the Center developed a comprehensive scholarship locator online database for high school students and their parents in Scioto County, Ohio as part of the Foundation s University College Access Network (UCAN) project.. The Center is conducting a program evaluation for the UCAN A-P Mini-Grant Program that is in place to enhance Advance Placement curriculum for high schools in Scioto County.. And the Center will conduct a personnel management training session for the Scioto Foundation targeting local officials in Scioto County.. Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority (Licking, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Muskingum, and Perry Counties).. the Center is assisting the Port Authority with a staff technical skills inventory and a regional survey to assess client needs and alignment with the Port Authority s technical skills.. Local Government Economic Development Resource Guide.. the Center distributed a comprehensive guide to federal, state, and local funding mechanisms and opportunities to communities and regional groups throughout the State of Ohio.. The Center is currently working on a supplement to the resource guide that will provide more detailed information on specific economic development tools and programs.. Tri-State Emergency Management Agency Directors Group (TRI-EMAD) for the SOSINK (Southwest Ohio / Southeast Indiana / Northern Kentucky) Region).. the Center developed and currently hosts the official group ListServ to enhance communication among members of the.. Tri-State Emergency Management Agency Directors Group (TRI-EMAD) for the SOSINK.. (Southwest Ohio / Southeast Indiana / Northern Kentucky).. Region as well as a ListServ for Emergency Management Agency members and Emergency Management Partner members.. The Center also developed a ListServ for the Regional Incident Management Task Force (RIMTF) and the Regional Exercise Design Team (REDT).. The Center is also preparing a homeland security training session entitled Scenario Based Executive Level Training (S-Belt).. 2012.. | Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs.. Last Updated: September 13, 2012..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Professional Staff
    Descriptive info: Professional Staff.. Director,.. Professor.. Lori B.. Libby.. Sr.. Project Manager.. Mark H.. Morris.. Project Manager,.. Visiting Assistant Professor.. Randall S.. Davis.. Faculty Research Associate,.. Assistant Professor.. Phil Russo.. Background.. Russo has been a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center since 1985.. He conducts research and teaches courses in local government management, public personnel management, survey research, and public policy analysis.. Russo also serves at the Chair of the.. City of Oxford's Civil Service Commission.. Memberships.. American Society for Public Administration.. (ASPA).. International City/County Management Association.. (ICMA).. The International Public Management Association for Human Resources.. (IPMA-HR).. Education.. Ph.. D.. in Political Science,.. University of Massachusetts.. Master of Public Administration (MPA),.. University of Hartford.. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science,.. Providence College.. Community Involvement.. City of Oxford Civil Service Commission.. , Chair.. Lori Libby.. Lori has worked on various projects related to local government management, including: infrastructure planning and financing, long-range and strategic planning, and coordinating qualifications-based selection of design professionals and executive searches for local government management.. She is an active member of the Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group and the Ohio Rural Development Partnership.. Experience.. Project Manager, CPMRA (1995-present).. Project Manager, CPMRA (1992-1995).. Public Management Specialist, CPMRA (1989-1992).. Planner,.. Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission.. (OVRDC) (1987-1989).. Ohio Rural Development Partnership.. (ORDP) - member of Steering Committee and co-chair of Strategic Planning Committee.. Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group.. (SCEIG) - member and co-chair of Curriculum Committee.. On Tap magazine, Editorial Advisory Board - publication of..  ...   as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.. He has worked on a variety of CPMRA projects in the areas of executive searches for local governments, personnel policies and procedures, program evaluation, records retention, survey research, and website development.. His teaching responsibilities are primarily in courses within the Public Administration major.. Mark is serving his second term as an elected member of the.. Fairfield City School District's Board of Education.. He has also served as the FCSD representative to the.. City of Fairfield's Planning Commission.. since 2010.. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2011-present).. Project Manager, CPMRA (2002-present).. Project Manager, CPMRA (1999-2002).. Research Associate, CPMRA (1997).. Consumer Credit/Risk Management, Citibank (1983-1993).. (OAMMA).. American Political Science Association.. (APSA).. Ohio School Board Association.. (OSBA).. in.. San Francisco State University.. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in.. Public Administration.. Michigan State University.. Board of Education.. Fairfield City School District.. (2006-present: President - 2006, 2007, 2008).. Board of Education,.. Butler Tech.. (2009).. Citizens for Fairfield Schools (2004 2011).. Planning Commission.. City of Fairfield.. (2010-present).. Swim Official,.. Southwest Ohio YMCA.. (2003-2009).. Randy Davis.. Randy joined Miami University in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science.. His research and teaching interests include public management and leadership, organizational behavior, local government management, public labor relations, and quantitative methods.. Public Management Research Association.. (PMRC).. Academy of Management.. - Public and Non-profit Division.. - Research Methods Division.. in Public Administration,.. University of Kansas.. Northern Illinois University.. Iowa State University.. Last Updated: October 10, 2012..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Projects
    Descriptive info: Project Assistance.. Build Maintain Your Township Website.. Community Newsletters.. Conference Presentations.. Geographic Information Systems (GIS).. Land Use Planning and Zoning.. Local Government Management and Program Evaluation.. Local Government Records Program (Record Retention).. Personnel Management and Human Resources.. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manuals.. Survey Research: Citizen Attitudes and Public Opinion.. Types of Assistance and Examples of Projects.. Conducting.. SURVEY RESEARCH.. is a valuable experience for Miami's public administration students, as well as the community interested in seeking the level of citizen satisfaction, service delivery, and/or consumption patterns.. Students learn real world applications of their local government and research statistics coursework; while, local leaders can take a snapshot approach to community opinions.. Examples where students teams have developed the survey instrument, analyzed the findings, prepared a final report, and presented findings to local leaders include Oxford Township (Butler County), Village of Germantown (Montgomery County), and the Village of Williamsburg (Clermont County).. Another survey was conducted in cooperation with the Hamilton County Office of Economic Development to assist Delhi Township (Hamilton County) in development efforts to revitalize the township's major business corridor.. COMPUTER AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.. demands are a critical issue facing local governments.. With the increased used of data, information management is a challenge.. The computerization of accounting functions, service delivery, utility billing, dispatching, planning, zoning, and land and site inventories for development opportunities are common concerns.. Center staff have also assisted with cemetery tracking and records management projects.. ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.. efforts can be provided by the Center for communities that do not have a full-time development professional or they can support existing personnel or programs.. The Center receives funding from the Economic Development Administration of the U.. Department of Commerce to  ...   an executive search, charter reviews, job audits and distribution analysis, and forecasting of future financial demands and personnel needs.. The storage and management of records is a legal requirement for all local governments.. The Center can provide expertise and assistance in developing a comprehensive and compliant.. RECORDS RETENTION.. program for your community.. An important function of local government is.. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.. ; it is often the largest percentage of the operating budget.. Assistance has been provided to numerous communities in the form of policies and procedures, position descriptions, performance appraisal systems and compensation schedules; examples include Fairfield Township (Butler County), Spring Valley Township (Greene County), and Crosby Township (Hamilton County).. Other.. HUMAN RESOURCE.. management advice has been provided to agencies that require an external reviewer to perform job audits (Warren County Engineer's Office) and work distribution analysis (Benham's Grove Facility, City of Centerville).. Communities faced with.. PLANNING AND ZONING.. issues have received the following types of assistance: development of telecommunications ordinance for the City of Harrison (Hamilton County), review and update of zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans, training of board members, review of enforcement capacity, etc.. ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE ASSISTANCE.. can be provided to any community facing the installation, repair, or upgrade of it's water and sewer facilities; expertise is available to help with the preparation of capital improvements reports, the QUALIFICATIONS-BASED SELECTION of a consulting engineer, conducting an INCOME SURVEY to determine eligibility for grant/loan assistance, pursuing strategies for seeking external funding sources, and other phases of any large capital investment.. WATER SYSTEMS TRAINING.. for local officials is provided conjunction with.. SMALL COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP.. ; Center staff is instrumental in developing, delivering, and hosting such training.. Last Updated: October 25, 2012..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Partnerships
    Descriptive info: Partnerships.. (OTA).. The Center is pleased to house information for the Ohio Township Association.. The Center and the OTA signed a cooperative agreement in 1995 and continues to jointly publish the four volume.. The Center is an active participant in the Ohio Township Association's Winter and Summer Conferences and is actively involved in the OTA.. Leadership Academy.. For more information, please visit our.. conference presentations page.. In addition, the Center is the official secretariat for programming, information sharing, and other issues of interest for the Ohio Township Administrators Network (OTAN) and provides assistance to the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships (CLOUT).. District #10 Public Works Integrating Committee.. (PWIC).. Documents relating to the District #10 Public Works Integrating Committee and resources of the Ohio Public Works Commission and Clean Ohio program are provided by the Center as administrative liaison.. (SCEIG).. The Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group (SCEIG) is an association of federal and state agencies, local governments and groups, service organizations, and educational institutions designed to help small communities in meeting their environmental infrastructure needs.. These agencies saw  ...   on various public employee compensation issues in Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Clark, Greene, Darke, Preble, Shelby, and Miami Counties.. Ohio Association of Municipal Management Assistants (OAMMA).. The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Association of Municipal Management Assistants is a group of professional municipal management assistants that is dedicated to enhancing local government.. Ohio Association for Court Administration.. (OACA).. The Ohio Association for Court Administration is a professional association of court managers who are committed to excellence.. The association was established in 1973 and currently has over 160 members.. OACA consists of members from all Ohio court jurisdictions, as well as members of court-related agencies.. The Center formerly hosted the OACA website.. US Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration - EDA University Center.. Through the Rural University Project, the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs was previously designated as an EDA University Center, by the U.. Department of Commerce.. As an EDA University Center, CPMRA received an annual matching grant to enhance economic development by providing technical assistance, conducting applied research activities, and disseminating information to local governments..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Internships & Alumni
    Descriptive info: Local Government Internship Program.. As one of the nation's premiere teaching institutions, Miami University is committed to maintaining its recognition for traditional and innovative opportunities for student learning.. The Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs facilitates the University's teaching mission in two ways.. First, the Center serves as a practical laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies and careers in public affairs.. Students gain valuable training as a supplement to classroom experiences by participating in the Center's Local Government Internship Program and/or as a student research associate.. Students earn academic credit under the supervision of Miami faculty and the host government supervisor.. To request information about creating an internship for  ...   and is joined by Chris Humphrey and Laura Wojtys.. Chris Humphrey.. John Stefanski.. Laura Wojtys.. Former Center Staff and Alumni.. -.. Click here to visit our Center Alumni page.. Above: At the 2010-2011 Department of Political Science Awards ceremony.. From left to right: Joan Hany, Dan Brown, Regan Wedenoja, Ben Webb, Dr.. , Kevin Nitsche, and Lindsey Bullinger.. Above: At the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony.. From left to right: Meriem Hodge, Dr.. , and Kevin McLaughlin.. Above: At the 2006-2007 Department of Political Science Awards Reception: Dr.. Russo with the undergraduate public administration 2007 award recipients.. From left to right: Laura Walaszek, Eric Van Buskirk, Anne Smart, Scott O'Donohoe, and Monique White..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Bulletin Board
    Descriptive info: Center Bulletin Board.. This page provides information and postings of interest, including job announcements, meeting announcements, and links to other useful sites.. If you would like to submit a posting, please email your announcement/information to.. CPMRA@MiamiOH.. MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS:.. - 2013 Winter Conference.. January 30-February 2.. Columbus, Ohio.. POSITION POSTINGS:.. None at this time.. 201.. 2..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Downloads and Reports
    Descriptive info: Downloads and Reports.. The Center produces a number of reports and publications.. Copies of many Center reports are available here by following a link; You will either find a web-based version of the report or a.. pdf format (portable document file).. If you double-click on a link and you do not see the report, then you will need to install the.. Adobe Reader.. ; this will allow you to view and print the documents.. Does Collaboration Beget Collaboration?.. (November 2009).. Researchers in the Center submitted a research monograph to the Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration.. The study which was funded by a research grant from the State Commission, focused on the collaborative efforts of township governments in Ohio.. The report found: (1) significant levels of collaboration currently takes place across townships in Ohio; (2) concluded that interlocal governmental collaboration is not a simple concept that should be narrowly defined in the context of informal and formal agreements; and (3) and that local government collaboration moves through a progression that may ultimately lead  ...   township trustee.. As the other elected township official, fiscal officers have a different set of responsibilities which are presented in the.. Township Fiscal Officer Sourcebook.. The third manual in the sourcebook series provides an overview of the personnel management function and recommended policies and procedures.. All three sourcebooks were updated in 2009.. is the newest edition in the Township Sourcebook Series and was published in 2009.. It is designed to provide township officials with an overview of township planning and zoning, related issues and recommended practices.. All Sourcebooks orders are processed by the OTA.. Volume 1.. Volume 2.. Volume 3.. Volume 4.. CURRENT PRICING -.. Please click here to download the order form.. Township Trustee Sourcebook.. , 2009 edition.. $25 + $5 Shipping.. Two-Volume Set: Choose any two volumes.. $40 + $7 Shipping.. Three-Volume Set: Choose any three volumes.. $60 + $8 Shipping.. Four-Volume Set: 1 Trustee, 1 Fiscal Officer, 1 Personnel, and 1 Zoning.. $75 + $9 Shipping.. Complete Township Set: 3 Trustee, 1 Fiscal Officer, 1 Personnel, and 1 Zoning.. $100 + $12 Shipping..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Data Server
    Descriptive info: CPMRA Data and Information.. About the Data Server - the purpose of the data server is to function as a depository for data sets or resources that may prove valuable to local governments -- either data that we collect and host or data that you offer to share with other elected and appointed officials.. Please take a look at what we currently have posted and feel free to make any suggestions of sources you have locally or know are available elsewhere.. External Data Resources:.. OHIO SUNSHINE LAWS.. Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual.. (Ohio Attorney General).. CENSUS DATA.. 2010 Census Data is available for all cities, villages, and townships in Ohio.. Please visit the Ohio Department of Development 2010 census page for more information.. 2010/2000/1990 data in PDF format.. (from ODOD).. Or  ...   county area.. Selected large townships from across the state were also included in the survey.. Benchmark Position Description Narratives from the 2011 Survey.. The results for 2011 have been posted online.. Follow this link.. for access to the various data spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat formats.. The results for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998 are also available by request.. Contact the CPMRA.. TOWNSHIP RESOURCES.. The Center is an active participant in the.. 's Winter and Summer Conferences.. PERSONNEL POLICIES.. We get many requests for sample Personnel Policies.. For townships, we recommend you start with the.. The sourcebook includes a sample policies and procedures manual.. We also work with cities and villages.. Please contact the Center at.. to inquire about assistance..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Google Search
    Descriptive info: Search CPMRA Website.. Loading.. 2 Harrison Hall | Miami University | Oxford, OH 45056..

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  • Title: CPMRA - Website Building
    Descriptive info: Ohio Public Leaders:.. Inside State Local Government.. Coming soon.. Last Updated: November 6, 2012..

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