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These resources support the City of Carrollton's Supervisors' Training Curriculum and Carrollton Leadership Academy. Items in the Municipal Resource Collection are for non-exclusive use by City employees. These materials are designed to complement and enhance training course materials.


American Community Survey
The American Community Survey gathers community data between each 10-year census.

City & Town Official Web Sites
Directory of official city and town, government, chamber of commerce, public library, and other Web sites associated with the municipality.

National Center for Education Statistics

National League of Cities (NLC)
Research and analysis link results of two annual surveys --- an annual elected officials' opinion survey in the fall (The State of America's Cities) and a city fiscal conditions survey in the spring (City Fiscal Conditions).

North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Locate a wealth of information about community services, emergency preparedness, environmental, demographic, transportation information and more from this voluntary association.

State and Local Government on the Net
Official U.S. state, county, and city government Web sites. Links to agencies, boards and commissions and more, by state.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
Features national, state, county, and metropolitan facts in a variety of areas. Click Online publication to view.

Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book
Current and former years’ statistics covering income, housing, education, and more.

U.S. Census Bureau
Population figures, housing information, health insurance statistics and more.

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Site offers easy access to the latest information on our nation's mayors and the challenges facing their cities and features a searchable "Best Practices Database" with nearly 2000 best practices.


ALA’s ‘Best of the Best’ Business Web Sites
Educational project completed by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association which provides a listing of significant sites, organized into 16 categories that are themselves content rich in nature.

American Management Association Free Resources
AMA provides individuals and organizations worldwide with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve performance excellence, adapt to changing realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world. Create free access account to view articles and reports.

Free Management Library
Easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations.

Key Workplace Documents: Federal Publications
An extensive collection of key workplace federal documents from the Commission on Family and Medical Leave, Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs, Department of Labor Special Reports, Dunlop Commission, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Glass Ceiling Commission, Women's Bureau, and more.

Workforce Management
Site offers human resource information covering legal issues, benchmarks, benefits, development, and recruiting. Research Center content is available after free account set-up.


Alliance for Innovation
Partnership between Innovation Groups, the International City Management Association (ICMA), and Arizona State University (ASU) School of Public Affairs with a mission to transform local government and advance community excellence through the discovery and application of leading ideas and practices.

BoardSource is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors. increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors through our highly acclaimed consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program.

Center for Creative Leadership
Non-profit institution that integrates cutting-edge research with innovative training, coaching, assessment and publishing to create proven impact for leaders and organizations around the world.

Forté Foundation
No matter where you fall on the corporate ladder, these resources will help guide, encourage and inspire you with the latest articles, networking events, resources and more.

FranklinCovey Library & Resources
Free articles by Stephen Covey and other thought leaders, assessment tools, organizational tips and more. content and tools in this section serve as guideposts to help you make good decisions and stay on course.

Learning Institute (Links) - Adult Continuing Education Online
A program of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations whose goal is to provide affordable, accessible educational programs for all involved in the nonprofit sector.

weLEAD Leadership Site
Non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and education of organizational and personal leadership. They are committed to the ideal that great leaders are forged by knowledge, opportunity, experience and self-sacrifice.

Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management
The center offers information to stimulate basic research and practical application in the area of leadership and change while also fostering an understanding of how to develop organizational leadership.

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