At this time of the most serious civil unrest in the U.S. and our experience here in Minnesota, with very hard to understand tactical judgment by police officers, setting standards for public governance deserves the highest priority.
Recently, we had a conversation with Rene Mendez, the City Manager of Gonzales, California, on his values and vision of leadership. Though only the manager of a small city, Rene’s views display the Caux Round Table’s recommendation that public office is a public trust.
Just as companies have stewardship responsibilities for stakeholders, so too do governments have stewardship or fiduciary obligations to citizens.
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