Member Profile: Margy Waller

Posted on February 1, 2021

COVID headshot - Margy Waller

Margy Waller

Senior Advisor
Action Tank/Writer/Researcher

What’s an interesting project or issue you’re currently working on?  

City Council School

If you could have coffee or a beer with any famous person, who would it be and why?  

Dr. Marc Lipsitch — is he famous? So many questions about the future and he’s a big brain on COVID.

What was the first cassette tape/CD/download that you ever purchased? 

Appalachian Spring — Aaron Copland

What job on your resume or LinkedIn was most formative for you? Why? 

White House Domestic Policy Council — Worked so hard, learned so much, got so much done

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….

Civic InFra: Research, best practice knowledge, citizen engagement, access — sorry, more than one!

What’s one question we should have asked you? What is the answer?  What’s the one thing you’re hoping to get from joining ELGL? 

Q: What’s the role of artists in local government? A: Ask them to join any table, watch what happens.

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