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Consumer Government: Via the Art of Full Disclosure

Ayres, Douglas W.

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ISBN 10: 146691114X / ISBN 13: 9781466911147
Published by Trafford, 2012
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Title: Consumer Government: Via the Art of Full ...

Publisher: Trafford

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

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Doug Ayres was reared up a holler in far eastern West Virginia. He led the usual life for the first 18 years of, participating in local events that in the 1930's and '40's were typical in an isolated mountain Town of 1,800. WWII provided lucative employment - at 30 cents/lhour - and enough savings for Doug to pay for three years of college. Not having any idea of what he wanted to do with his life, he took the "usual" way out of West Virginia - he joined the U.S. Army. There he was trained as a truck mechanic, but served in the four year non-GI Bill between WWII and the Korea "Police Action" He was on his own. Five days after honorable discharge in Ft. Lewis, Washington, Doug enrolled at Roanoke College, in Salem, Virginia. Not wanting to go back to West Virginia for that first summer, on April 1, 1950 he discovered his fascination and soon, love, for local government. He then worked for the Town Manager of Salem, Virginia, and as an "indentured servant reading for the law" with the Town Attdorney, every available hour for the next seven years. That 35 cents per hour paid for his senior year of college. Having exhausted all courses even remotely connected to local government, Doug relucatantly transferred from Roanoke College to the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Work for the Town of Salem continued thru graduation Phi Beta Kappa from Carolina. And with a USAF commission as a Distringuished Military Graduate (DMG). Then on to the Maxwell School of Syracuse University for an MPA on a "full load academic fellowship" On graduation, after an internship with the City of Richmond, Virgilnia, Doug became Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk of Salem, Virginia. From there Doug's work career was absolutely and totally dedicated to the improvement of local government. He spent the remainder of his life so involved, which ultimately led to this Book - CONSUMER GOVERNMENT via The Art of Full Disclosure. The

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