- American Public Power Association. Model City Charter Provisions for a Public Utilities Authority, 2012.
- International City/County Management Association. Ordinance Creating the Office of City Manager.
- International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Democracy at the Local Level: Handbook on Participation, Representation, Conflict Management and Governance, 2001. [Overview]
- League of Oregon Cities. Model Charter for Oregon Cities, 2004.
- National Civic League. Model City Charter, Eighth edition, Second Printing 2011.
- National League of Cities. Two Decades of Continuity and Change in American City Councils, 2003.
Charter Reform Process
- International City/County Management Association. Checklist for Building Trust and Confidence in the Community
- National Civic League. Guide for Charter Commissions, Sixth edition.
- O’Neill, Robert and John Nalbandian. 2009. Ways to Think about Charter Reform. Public Management 90(1): 6-10.
- American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
- Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)
- Governmental Research Association (GRA)
- International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
- League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS)
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
- National Civic League (NCL)
- State and Local Legal Center (SLLC)
- Urban and Local Politics Section. American Political Science Association (APSA)
- Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
- Federal, state, and local governments. U.S. Census Bureau
Academic Journals (peer-reviewed)
- American Review of Public Administration [0275-0740]
- International Journal of Public Administration [1547-4844]
- Journal of Urban Affairs (UAA) [1467-9906]
- National Civic Review (NCL) [0027-9013]
- Public Administration Review (ASPA) [0033-3352]
- Public Performance & Management Review (ASPA) [1557-9271]
- State and Local Government Review (ASPA) [1943-3409]
- Urban Affairs Review (APSA) [1552-8332]