I Love BBQ: Zach Navin, City of Wauwatosa, WI

We’re co-hosting the hottest social event at #ICMA16 – the BBQ Mix & Mingle. No one likes to attend an event when they don’t know anyone else attending, so we’re publishing “I Love BBQ” profiles of registered attendees to give you a sneak peek. Learn more about the leaders you’ll meet at this ICMA mixer.

Zach Navin

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City of Wauwatosa, WI 

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When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

Baseball & BBQ.

The biggest issue facing local government is…

Citizen Engagement. It is seemingly difficult to find the best way(s) to get citizens involved in local government issues early on in the process instead of later when they become upset about something regarding that same issue.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… 

Not sure that I am a pro yet, in my position as an intern I find it most helpful to attend sessions that relate directly to issues my organization is facing or classes I am in. I think it is good to see the same topics from a different perspective.

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…

Jesse Thyes, Village Administrator of Grafton, WI and my home town guy Henry Veleker, City Administrator of Waupaca, Wi.


Kansas City

Supplemental Reading

Who Are You? with Zach Navin, City of Mequon, WI

The Midwest and Me

Be Like Superman: Give a City Hall Tour

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