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Local Gov Life

Summary: ICMA is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing professional local government management throughout the world. Local Gov Life is a mix of stories, insights, and advice from local government leaders.

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 Local Gov Live - S05 Episode 04: Customer Service in the Local Government Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:12

People remember local government interactions for two primary reasons: they had a great experience, or they had a terrible one. But how do you foster a customer service mindset?

 Local Gov Life - Special Episode: Diversity & Inclusion at ICMA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:55

ICMA members will vote in January on three changes to our constitution to increase diversity and inclusion on our Executive Board. In this episode, past president Karen Pinkos explains the proposed changes and what they mean to the future of the organization.

 Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 03: Cannabis Regulation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:48

Cannabis law is constantly changing. Is your community ready? In this episode, city managers and planners from Santa Rosa, California; Durango, Colorado, and Battle Creek, Michigan explain how they approach marijuana regulation.

 Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 02: Human Trafficking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:45

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.

 Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 01: Strategic Planning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:11

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.

 Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 03: How to Best Your Budget | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:33

Budget season can be intimidating for local government. In this episode, ICMA Members share stories of personal resilience while maneuvering the budgeting process.

 Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 02: Civic Service: A Love Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:30

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.

 Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 01: Learn as a Mentee, Be a Mentor, and Pay It Forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:44

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.

 Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 05: A Relationship Built on Trust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:33

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.

 Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 04: Bertha Henry Believes There is Nothing More Rewarding Than Public Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:09

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.

 Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 03: The Rewards of Adopting the Council-Manager Form of Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:32

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.

 Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 02: Local Government - It's a Rewarding Profession | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:47

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.

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 06: Julie Underwood Won’t Let Fear Get in the Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:56

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.”

 LocalGovLife - Season 3 Making a Difference Episode 1: Falling in Love with Local Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

In this episode of “Making a Difference" (powered by Capella University), Jane Brautigam, city manager of Boulder, Colorado, discusses how she "fell in love" with local government, as well as the challenges of diversifying a community and creating more affordable housing. She also examines what being a professional local government manager means to her.

 Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 01: Jane Brautigam Explains How She "Fell in Love" with Local Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, ICMA launches a new season of its Local Gov Life podcast series called “Making a Difference.”


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