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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Simon Markham describe how his New Zealand community continues to rebuild seven years after a devastating earthquake.
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Kurt Wilson, City manager of Stockton California discusses his city's fiscal crisis and its aftermath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 5 explores how communities use collaboration and innovation as effective tools for responding to the current opioid crisis.
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.
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.
This episode takes an in-depth look at humor in the workplace and explores how leaders use humor as an effective leadership tool.
This episode of Local Gov Life takes an in-depth look at volunteering and will look at how communities attract and manage volunteers.
According to the Center for State and Local Government Excellence’s Local Government Workforce of Tomorrow report, “Local governments will face significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent in the years ahead as retiring baby boomers are replaced by a workforce that is younger, more diverse, more mobile, and more reliant on information and communication technologies.” 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.