Podcast: The GovieLovies – Best Episodes of 2019

Posted on December 27, 2019

2019 Govie Lovies

The year in review. Four of the regular GovLove hosts teamed up to hand out awards and recap the fourth year of a podcast about local government. Kirsten, Alyssa, Javon, and Ben all selected five of their favorite episodes to honor with the most prestigious award in local government podcasting, a GovieLovie. The hosts also shared their favorite holiday desserts and what they are looking forward to in 2020.

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The Picks


  1. Leadership & Scenario Planning with Matt Finch
  2. Near the Top Report with Leisha Dehart-Davis & Kimberly Nelson
  3. Civic Innovation & Tech in Toronto with Paula Kwan
  4. Family Ties in Charleston, SC with Former Mayor Joe Riley & Citibot’s Bratton Riley
  5. Open Government & Innovation at Guilford County, NC with Jason Jones


  1. Chief Innovators Studio at CityLab DC
  2. Tackling Blight & Innovation with Terrance Smith, Mobile, AL
  3. Rethinking the Library in Hillsboro, OR with Stephanie Chase & Hillary Ostlund
  4. Starting as a City Manager & Unique Local Governments with Martha Bennett
  5. Communicator to Candidate in Appleton, WI with Chad Doran


  1. CivicPride with Pam Davis, Boulder, CO
  2. Politics & Administration Career Paths with Sarah Moss
  3. Legal Challenges to Parking Enforcement with Shawnte Raines & Matthew Dicianni
  4. Policing & Drones with Chief Gary Jenkins, Pullman, WA
  5. Community Healing with Melissa Glaser


  1. A Taste of Tennessee: Hot Chicken & Local Government
  2. Operationalizing Racial Equity in Austin, TX with Brion Oaks
  3. Life Coaching with Meredith Hauck, Merriam, KS
  4. Childcare for Public Meetings with Politisit
  5. Priority Based Budgeting with Chris Fabian, ResourceX
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