Ross Township's Administrative Department is responsible for implementing government policy along side an academic discipline that studies implementation and prepares its civil servants working in public service. The Administrative must be persistent in the study of government decision making, the analysis of the policies themselves, the various components of them, and the information necessary to change the policies according to time.
Paul H. Appleby, a democratic public administrative theorist, defined public administration as "public leadership of public affairs directly responsible for executive action." It is important to realize how influential the public is to local government so that effective progress can take place with the community. Ross approaches the community affairs with the public good and common good in mind whilst making decisions and implementing policies.
Our employees take part in professional development and belong to professional development organizations. Our Manager Douglas Sample is apart of ICMA (International County Management Association), PELRAS (Public Employers Labor Relations Advisory Service), taught a class for LGA (Local Government Academy) , and APMM (Association Professional Municipal Management). Our newly elected official's also take advantage of the Local Government Academy's Newly Elected Officials Course. Our Parks and Recreation director, Eloise Peet, has a Masters in Public Administration. Moreover, the Township partners with the LGA utilizing their training and technical assistance for governing boards, leadership teams, and employees in the area of conflict competency and conflict management. LGA has three programs to assist Ross Township in identifying, managing, and overcoming internal and external conflicts.
The affairs of Ross Township are administered by the Township Manager who oversees all departments within the township. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Douglas Sample at 412-931-7055.