Gen Xers and millennials who have left public service would overwhelmingly consider a local government leadership role, particularly women, according to the latest “Push/Pull” report from Emerging Local Government Leaders.
Among women, four out of five said they’d return to lead compared to three out of four men.
Of the 135 respondents surveyed, 31 changed local government roles and six reported working for “other local government”—representing 27 percent still in local government. Local government leadership appealed to 33 of them.
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