Category: GovLove Podcast

Podcast: Creating a Culture of Health with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Julie Willems Van Dijk Director of County Health Rankings Wisconsin Population Health Institute Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Katie Wehr Senior Program Officer Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships … Continued

Podcast: Filling Top Level Vacancies with Michael Brown, City Manager, Hillsboro, OR

Michael Brown City Manager Hillsboro, OR Bio The City Manager of Hillsboro, Oregon, Michael Brown, joined GovLove to talk about his approach to recruiting for department directors and other top level vacancies. Michael shared how when his Assistant City Manager announced their retirement he spent time rethinking the position and allowing the departments and staff … Continued

Podcast: The First Lady of Water, Cathy Bailey, Cincinnati, OH

Cathy B. Bailey Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works Department (GCWW) Cincinnati, Ohio LinkedIn | Twitter The Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works Department, Cathy B. Bailey, joined GovLove to talk about her career path. Cathy started as a chemist in 1992 for the Cincinnati, OH water department and was named the director in 2015. She talked … Continued

Podcast: The Most Innovative City in the Nation – Fayetteville, NC

Rebecca Jackson Strategic Performance Analytics Director City of Fayetteville, NC Contact In Governing and Living Cities’ 2018 Equipt to Innovate survey the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina was chosen as the top overall performer. Rebecca Jackson, the Strategic Performance Analytics Director, joined the podcast to talk about her work and what it means to be chosen as … Continued

Podcast: Get into Dodge City, KS with Melissa McCoy, Assistant City Manager

Melissa McCoy Assistant City Manager/Public Affairs Dodge City, Kansas Profile Why not Dodge? Melissa McCoy, Assistant City Manager/Public Affairs, joins GovLove to talk about the tourism industry and the old west. The City of Dodge City, Kansas turned around the old phrase “get the heck out of Dodge” into an effort to bring people to … Continued

Podcast: Running Jackson with Dr. Robert Blaine, CAO

Dr. Robert Blaine Chief Administrative Officer City of Jackson, Mississippi LinkedIn Managing change and investing in dignity in Mississippi’s state capital. Dr. Robert Blaine joined the podcast to talk about his role as the Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba in Jackson. He shared what it’s like setting up an administration and what they’ve … Continued

Podcast: Building a Mobile City Hall with Andrew Kirk, CitySourced

Andrew Kirk Chief Revenue & Operations Officer City Sourced LinkedIn | Twitter Trends in civic technology. Andrew Kirk, the Chief Revenue & Operations Officer for CitySourced, joined the podcast to talk about civic technology from his vantage point as a vendor. Andrew shared his path to civic tech, how he sees government changing, and CitySourced’s … Continued

Podcast: Data & Procurement in Boston, MA

Laura Melle Senior Procurement Lead City of Boston, MA LinkedIn | Twitter Stefanie Costa Leabo Interim Chief Data Officer City of Boston, MA LinkedIn | Twitter   Two Innovation & Technology staff from the City of Boston, Massachusetts joined the podcast to talk about their work. Laura Melle is the Sr. Procurement Lead and Stefanie Costa … Continued

Podcast: Smart Sewers in Cincinnati, OH with Reese Johnson

Reese Johnson Principal Engineer The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Bio | LinkedIn The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati was the inaugural winner of ELGL & The Atlas’ Water You Waiting For Award, recognizing the best water project. Reese Johnson, Principal Engineer for the sewer district, came on the podcast to talk … Continued

Podcast: City Manager Kurt Wilson, Stockton, California

Kurt Wilson City Manager City of Stockton, California Bio | LinkedIn From municipal bankruptcy to universal basic income. Kurt Wilson, the City Manager of Stockton, California, has managed the city through a lot of change. Kurt came on GovLove for a wide ranging conversation that covered his path into public service, principled policing in Stockton, … Continued

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