This dissertation is a triangulated case study of a superintendent of a large southwest urban school district. The case study focused on how the urban school district superintendent could promote relationships with selected stakeholder groups. Document analysis, participant observation, and superintendent interviews comprised the components of the triangulated case study. Decentralization of decision making is vital for the urban school district superintendent to promote relationships with the selected stakeholder groups. The main point for additional research in this topic lies in the challenge of local school council empowerment without school and district leaders having their decision-making authority diminished.