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Podcast: Good Governance & Leadership with Ian McCormack

Ian McCormack Author & President Strategic Steps, Inc. LinkedIn | Twitter Local governance done well. Ian McCormack, the President of Strategic Steps, Inc. a local government consulting firm, joined the podcast to talk about his new book Who’s Driving the Grader? He discussed what led to the writing of the book and who he wrote … Continued

Podcast: Building Inclusive Communities with Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Councilor Oregon Metro Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter It does not happen by accident. Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez from Oregon Metro, the regional government for the Portland, Oregon area, joined the podcast to talk about his choice to run for office and how to build inclusive communities. He talked about engaging with … Continued

Podcast: Putting People First in Birmingham, AL with Ed Fields

Ed Fields Senior Advisor and Chief Strategist City of Birmingham, Alabama Bio | LinkedIn Engagement from campaigning to governing. Ed Fields, Senior Advisor and Chief Strategist for the City of Birmingham, Alabama, joined the podcast to talk about how they engage residents in the work of local government. He also discussed transitioning a new mayoral … Continued

Podcast: Communicator Turned Candidate with Chad Doran, Appleton, WI

Chad Doran Communications Coordinator Candidate for Mayor Appleton, Wisconsin LinkedIn | Twitter Running for office as a city employee. Chad Doran, the Communications Coordinator for Appleton, Wisconsin, joined the podcast to talk about his decision to run for Mayor. He discussed why he thinks his current role has prepared him to be Mayor and what … Continued

Podcast: Dow Constantine, Executive of King County, WA

Dow Constantine Executive King County, Washington Bio | Twitter Making sure residents have the opportunity to thrive. Dow Constantine, the Executive of King County, Washington, shares his path to public service and the work King County has done to be an employer of choice. He also shared the initiatives they have undertaken to address the … Continued

Podcast: A Taste of Tennessee, Hot Chicken & Local Government

Eric Stuckey City Administrator Franklin, TN Bio | LinkedIn Brenda Wynn County Clerk Davidson County, TN Bio Bill Purcell Former Mayor Nashville, TN Bio Felix Castrodad Director of Planning & Grants Nashville MTA LinkedIn Career advice, elected office and transportation all with a side of hot chicken. Four guests come on the podcast to talk … Continued

Podcast: Healthy Democracy with Linn Davis

Linn Davis Program Manager Healthy Democracy LinkedIn Tackling tough policy questions with citizens. Linn Davis from Healthy Democracy joined the podcast to talk about the work of Healthy Democracy and how they use citizen juries to inform decisions. He also shared how they have worked with local governments like Milwaukie, Oregon to engage citizens on … Continued

Podcast: Public Service with Mayor Tara Campbell, Yorba Linda, CA

Mayor Tara Campbell Mayor, Yorba Linda, CA Chief of Staff, Orange County, CA Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter The youngest female Mayor in the country. Mayor Tara Campbell from the City of Yorba Linda, California joined the podcast to talk about her two roles in local government, serving as Mayor of her hometown and working … Continued

Podcast: Food Waste & Government Consolidation with Mayor Liz Lempert, Princeton, NJ

Liz Lempert Mayor Princeton, NJ LinkedIn | Twitter From borough and township to municipality. Mayor Liz Lempert joined the podcast for a wide ranging interview on consolidating governments and providing compost service in Princeton, New Jersey. Mayor Lempert shared her path into elected office and winning the 2018 Mayors Challenge for their composting initiative. She … Continued

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