Topic 1 Public Policy, Public Administration, and Governing
Elected vs. Appointed Officials
Directions: This assignment will be divided into two parts. You will identify an elected official and an appointed official in your area. As an example, you may choose the mayor of your city and an appointed position would be the city manager. Finally, you will synthesize the information by using the literature to support your claims. You should list all references used at the end of each part as well as, in-text citations when needed. All citations must be in APA format.
Part One – List an individual, their position held, and explain the role of that person plays in policy making.
Part Two In 250-500 words, discuss the similarities in the policy making process of the roles listed above. Compare and contrast the elected and appointed official. Consider how each gains the position, the role of each, and how they can affect policy.
Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.