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September 6, 2019
Human trafficking could be happening in your community. Local government workers are uniquely positioned to identify and investigate indicators of human trafficking. Our experts explain what you need to know.
August 12, 2019
Every community needs a strategic plan. It can be hard to zero in on the right process and follow through on what you learn. Our experts explain how to get it done.
May 22, 2019
Budget season can be intimidating for local government. In this episode, ICMA Members share stories of personal resilience while maneuvering the budgeting process.
April 9, 2019
Local governments and volunteers are a match made in heaven. In this episode of Local Gov Life, ICMA Members discuss the benefits of getting residents involved in volunteering programs.
January 29, 2019
We caught up with some ICMA members at our Annual Conference in Baltimore to learn what it means to be a good mentor, and some of the most valuable ways that you can pay it forward.
November 7, 2018
In this episode of “Making a Difference”, Chris Clark, a city council member from Mountain View, California, shares his views on the importance of professional local government management.
August 1, 2018
In this Episode, Bertha Henry talks about the challenges her community faces and has faced—from natural disasters to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida—and how it has brought people together.
July 12, 2018
In this episode of “Making a Difference," we sit down with Dr. Robert Fortner, community stakeholder and activist for the council-manager form of government.
June 15, 2018
We sit down with Carl Valente and discuss the current state of the local government management profession and why it feels great to make a difference in people’s lives.
May 31, 2018
In this final episode of LocalGov Life “United Front,” Julie Underwood, city manager of Mercer Island, Washington describes her career, her philosophy on finding mentors, and how she manages the “second shift.”
May 2, 2018
To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, ICMA launches a new season of its Local Gov Life podcast series called “Making a Difference.”
May 1, 2018
In this episode, Chris Volkers, City Manager of Moorhead, Minnesota, talks about advice she received when she was starting her career—listen first before you speak—and gives advice to young women now beginning their careers.
April 16, 2018
In this episode of United Front, Marcela Piedra, the first female CAO of El Centro, California believes that no matter where you are in your career, you always need to be learning.
March 29, 2018
In this episode of United Front, Gina Holt opens up about her longstanding career in government (both private and public) and discusses what it has been like as a woman working in a male-dominated field.
March 15, 2018
In this episode of United Front, Dana Muscott, city manager of Bay City, MI, opens up about the importance of work/life balance and why it's okay to just say no.
March 5, 2018
In this episode of United Front, Bonnie Svrcek, city manager of Lynchburg, VA, opens up about her career and also discusses various aspects of women in the workplace.
February 23, 2018
In this episode of Local Gov Life, ICMA member, chief resiliency officer, and assistant city manager of Miami Beach, Susanne Torriente, sits down with ICMA to give us a snapshot of Miami Beach's current infrastructure, discusses how residents take part in the fight against climate change, and provides great insight for other local governments planning to build rising sea-level resiliency programs in their community.
February 2, 2018
In this episode, Professor Patrick Malone reflects on the leadership lessons he learned first hand in the wake of 9/11 and how he sees them being applied on a daily basis on the local government level.
December 11, 2017
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Simon Markham describe how his New Zealand community continues to rebuild seven years after a devastating earthquake.
November 22, 2017
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Kurt Wilson, City manager of Stockton California discusses his city's fiscal crisis and its aftermath.
November 13, 2017
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Tim Gleason, former city manager of Washington, Illinois, discusses how he managed the crisis of an EF-4 tornado striking his community.
October 30, 2017
In this episode of Local Gov Life, A.C. Gonzalez and Sana Syed cover how they navigated the Ebola crisis that struck Dallas three years ago.
October 12, 2017
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Paul Shives looks back at preparedness and response efforts, talk about the community's challenges - then and now, and reveals leadership lessons learned from the worst natural disaster in the state's history.
October 12, 2017
Episode 6 of Local Gov Life explores this issue by asking next-generation leaders and managers about effective ways to attract and retain young talent in local government.
October 12, 2017
Episode 5 explores how communities use collaboration and innovation as effective tools for responding to the current opioid crisis.
October 12, 2017
This episode helps the listener prepare for the 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Listen to host committee members and conference attendees discuss how this year's conference will be a 'transformative' experience.
October 12, 2017
Episode 3 takes an in-depth look at the downtown initiatives of three different communities and the strategies their local government leaders are using to reinvigorate their downtown districts.
October 12, 2017
This episode takes an in-depth look at humor in the workplace and explores how leaders use humor as an effective leadership tool.
October 12, 2017
This episode of Local Gov Life takes an in-depth look at volunteering and will look at how communities attract and manage volunteers.
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