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Tag: City Manager

City Managers Are Not Pithy, Just Professional

This post is by ELGL member Clay Pearson, in response to this Governing blog about Pueblo, Colorado’s form of government. Really? Advocating a form of government so there’s one person supposed to answer the phone for a developer inquiry? Seems certain to break down at the first sign of delegation from the all-knowing singular boss. … Continued

Podcast: Managing as a Team in Iowa City with Geoff Fruin & Ashley Monroe

Geoff Fruin City Manager Iowa City, IA LinkedIn | Twitter Ashley Monroe Assistant City Manager Iowa City, IA LinkedIn | Twitter Can’t be neutral on a moving train. Two members of the leadership team in Iowa City, IA joined the podcast to talk management, recruitment and their path to public service. Geoff Fruin, City Manager, … Continued

New Year, New Life

The start of 2019 for me is filled with changes both personally and professionally.  Personally, I’m still figuring out what life looks like without my dad in it.  Professionally, Little Rock elected our first popularly elected African American Mayor who was sworn in on January 1st.  I’m going to focus this post on the professional … Continued

Podcast: Karen Pinkos, ICMA President & City Manger of El Cerrito, CA

Karen Pinkos ICMA President City Manager, El Cerrito, CA Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Live from the 2018 ICMA Conference in Baltimore, MD. The new ICMA President, Karen Pinkos, joined the podcast to talk about her career path, leadership and her tips for young professionals. She answered questions from the audience and talked about her new … Continued

Progress, Not Perfection

Today’s Morning Buzz is all about burnout. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Migos – Stir Fry What I’m Watching – I recently finished binge-watching Riverdale (thanks Ben Kittelson). What I Did this Weekend – I took a quick road trip to Modesto, a large city in the Central Valley in … Continued

Podcast: City Manager Kurt Wilson, Stockton, California

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”Apple Podcasts” tab_id=”1469655162102-4f38d228-a736″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Spotify” tab_id=”1515711504282-1d0de89e-c668″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stitcher” tab_id=”1469655433105-29f20855-3aa4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Google Play” tab_id=”1469655435153-702cb24f-a9d6″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”TuneIn” tab_id=”1515711505200-a2bb6338-0224″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 … Continued

Exercising Pollution Out of Town

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age. I’ve chosen this book because it was available and it dives into the importance of creating meaningful relationships through networking. What I’m watching: Thor: Ragnarok. I’ve been pulled into Marvel due to their … Continued

Podcast: Public Service in the NFL & City Management with Tom & Connor Barwin

Tom Barwin City Manager Sarasota, FL LinkedIn | Twitter Connor Barwin Defensive End NFL Bio | Twitter Making the world better. A father-son duo join the podcast this week,  Tom Barwin is the City Manager of Sarasota, FL and his son Connor Barwin is an NFL defensive end and Pro Browler. They talked about their influences, giving back to … Continued

Intersection of Faith & Public Service: Bless Like A Champion Today

In the series, ELGL members talk about how they balance their personal faith with their public service careers. By Gabe Reaume, City Manager of Saginaw, Texas  The Beatitudes are a series of statements about people that Jesus of Nazareth shared in the early verses of the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5. The Beatitudes are practical … Continued

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