Category: Awards

No. 1 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Meredith Reynolds

No. 1 – Meredith Reynolds City of Long Beach, Calif. | Special Deputy City Manager, Recovery LinkedIn | Twitter   Wearer-of-Many-Hats | Helper Extraordinaire | Thoughtful Meredith Reynolds is the real deal. When she says she’s going to do something, she not only does it, but she rocks the socks off of the darn thing. … Continued

No. 2 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Josh Edwards

No. 3 – Josh Edwards Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Ga. | Assistant Manager LinkedIn | Twitter   Kind | Creative | Curious Josh Edwards is the leader you wish you had. He asks the right questions at the right time, fosters growth and creativity, and knows how to lead with grit, grace, and understanding … Continued

No. 3 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Karen Tapahe

No. 3 – Karen Tapahe City of Orem, Utah | Communications Specialist and PIO LinkedIn | Twitter   Curious | Inventive | Empathetic Helpful | Innovative | Loyal Karen has a gift for understanding the different needs of various audiences, from residents to city councilmembers to city administrators, and then using those priorities to shape … Continued

No. 4 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: John Kross

No. 4 – John Kross Town of Queen Creek, Ariz. | Town Manager LinkedIn | Twitter   Visionary | Tenacious | Humble Integrity | Determination | Planner John Kross has served the Queen Creek community for 26 years, with 16 years as the Town Manager. When Kross joined the town in 1997 as the Community … Continued

No. 5 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Aimee Kane

No. 5 – Aimee Kane City of Boulder, Colo. | Equity Manager LinkedIn   Collaborative | Inspiring | Empathetic Organizer | Empathetic Shaker | Steadfast Empathetic | Dedicated | Impact-Expanding Aimee Kane has served the people of Boulder, Colorado in many roles during her time with the organization, and each role has been focused on … Continued

No. 6 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Pam Davis

No. 6 – Pam Davis City of Boulder, Colo. | Assistant City Manager LinkedIn   Enthusiastic | Brilliant | Uniter Pam has brought people together to make change, build new programs, and solve problems every place she has worked. She is very involved in her state city management associations, as well as ICMA. Pam is … Continued

No. 7 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Dorian Russell

No. 7 – Dorian Russell Washington County, Ore. | Senior Program Administrator LinkedIn   Reliable | Multi-Level Thinker | Strategic Dorian has spearheaded the county’s multimillion dollar ARPA portfolio. They have coordinated a wide ranging portfolio – from public health to economic development. With a strong focus on equity, they have brought together internal and … Continued

No. 8 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Mahalia Henschel

No. 8 – Mahalia Henschel Town of Wellington, Colo. | Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist LinkedIn   Driven | Empathetic | Impactful Ms. Henschel has made an outstanding contribution to our organization and the entire community. Below are a few areas we would like to highlight: Ms. Henschel successfully created the town’s first communications department. … Continued

No. 9 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Melissa Wiley

No. 9 – Melissa Wiley Town of Erie, Colo. | Deputy Town Administrator LinkedIn   Passionate | Genuine | Inclusive Y’all. The world needs more Melissa Wileys; we’d all be better for it. Her willingness to have genuine, difficult, meaningful conversations is exactly what local government needs, especially today. She radiates joy in all that … Continued

No. 10 Top Local Government Influencer for 2022: Cassie Johnson

No. 10 – Cassie Johnson City of Scottsdale, Ariz. Police Department | Director of Strategic Initiatives LinkedIn | Twitter   Dynamic | Strategic | Magical There has perhaps never been a more perfect job title for a human. Cassie emodies strategic. She’s always thinking about ways the Scottsdale Police Department can be innovative, and the … Continued

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