Tag: Local

Podcast: Civic Imagination in Bologna, Italy with Deputy Mayor Matteo Lepore

Matteo Lepore Deputy Mayor Bologna, Italy LinkedIn | Twitter Engagement in Bologna, Italy. The Deputy Mayor of Bologna, Matteo Lepore, talked about how his city won an Engaged Cities award for their work engaging residents with local government. By engaging with residents the City is able to bring people into the process of shaping public … Continued

Podcast: Empowering Residents to Solve Problems with James Wagner, Tulsa, OK

James Wagner Chief Financial Officer Tulsa, OK LinkedIn | Twitter Finding innovative ideas with residents not just for them. Tulsa, Oklahoma has been empowering their residents to address longstanding or emerging civic challenges in partnership with city staff. James Wagner, the Chief Financial Officer and former Chief of Performance Strategies and Innovation, talked about their Urban … Continued

Podcast: Engaged Cities with Myung Lee, Cities of Service

Myung Lee Executive Director Cities of Service LinkedIn | Twitter Celebrating the most effective solutions to engagement. Myung Lee, the Executive Director of Cities of Service, joins the podcast to talk about their Engaged Cities Award, spotlighting solutions from around the world and her winding career path. Myung also shared the work of Cities of … Continued

Podcast: Fostering an Inclusive City with Mayor Steve Callaway

Steve Callaway Mayor Hillsboro, OR Bio | Twitter Leading Hillsboro. Mayor Steve Callaway from Hillsboro, Oregon joined the podcast to talk about his path into public service, how his city works to attract people into local government and reaching out to the Latino community. Mayor Callaway also discussed his viral social media post on dealing … Continued

Podcast: A 9-year-old talks Parks with Bobbi Nance, Recreation Results

Bobbi Nance President Recreation Results LinkedIn | Twitter Cool things about parks. To celebrate the start of the #ELGLKnope Award contest for the best Park facility in the country we have an interview between Eleanor Wyatt and Bobbi Nance. Eleanor is a 9-year-old that has strong opinions about parks and Bobbi is the President of Recreation … Continued

Podcast: Innovation & Using Scrum with Michelle Thong, San Jose, CA

Michelle Thong Digital Services Lead San Jose, CA LinkedIn | Twitter Using scrum in local government. Michelle Thong, the Digital Services Lead at the City of San Jose, CA, joined the podcast to talk innovation, iteration and engaging the tech community. She shared the three innovation behaviors her office works to encourage in the organization and … Continued

Left at the Budget Altar – Fiscal Emergency Planning

Today’s Morning Buzz is by brand new Morning Buzzer Susan Steward – connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m reading: Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Scott Cunningham What I’m watching: Kim’s Convenience (the cast is just amazing!) What I’m listening to: “High Hopes” Panic! At the Disco Strategic planning is probably simultaneously the most over-used and misunderstood term … Continued

Podcast: The Business Case for Employee Engagement

Bob Lavigna Director Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement LinkedIn | Twitter Measuring employee engagement. Bob Lavigna the Director of the Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement at CPS HR joined the podcast to talk about why organizations should take employee engagement seriously. He argues that there is a business case to keeping employees engaged at … Continued

Podcast: Why Local Governments Need PIOs with Chris Floore

Chris Floore Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs Macon-Bibb County, GA LinkedIn | Twitter Communications and media relations. Chris Floore, the Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, joined the podcast to talk about his work and building relationships with the media. Chris discussed the importance of the public … Continued

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