Daryl Delabbio

Daryl Delabbio has been County Administrator/Controller of Kent County, Michigan since September 1998. He came to Kent County in 1995 as Assistant County Administrator. Prior service includes City Manager of Rockford, Michigan, for 11 years (1984–1995), and administrative positions with two other Michigan communities from 1977 to 1984. He holds a BA in political science and a Master of Management from Aquinas College, a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University, and a PhD from Western Michigan University.

Strategies to Manage Well Given Scarce Resources

The Center has published a variety of reports and related materials that provide ways for government to succeed in the face of constraints. Accordingly, we have brought key findings on this topic together in this compilation, found in the upper left-hand portion of the page, or as individual articles:

A County Manager’s Guide to Shared Services in Local Government

The report brings together the knowledge and experience of Professor Zeemering, an academic, and Daryl Delabbio, a practitioner. Together, they present findings—based on both research and experience—on how local governments, specifically county governments, are today implementing a variety of shared services.

County Administrator/Controller
County of Kent, Michigan
300 Monroe Ave, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States
(616) 632-7570

Daryl Delabbio has been County Administrator/Controller of Kent County, Michigan since September 1998. He came to Kent County in 1995 as Assistant County Administrator. Prior service includes City Manager of Rockford, Michigan, for 11 years (1984–1995), and administrative positions with two other Michigan communities from 1977 to 1984. He holds a BA in political science and a Master of Management from Aquinas College, a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University, and a PhD from Western Michigan University. Delabbio is active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Michigan Local Government Management Association, International City/County Management Association, and Michigan Association of County Administrative Officers; and serves on the editorial board of State and Local Government Review. He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Faculty member in management at Davenport University.

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