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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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Podcasts:

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 01: See What You Can Become | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:13

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.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 07: Fighting the Threat of Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:34

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.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 06: Resilience in the Aftermath of September 11th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:08

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.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 05: An Earthquake and its Aftermath in New Zealand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:58

In this episode of Local Gov Life, Simon Markham describe how his New Zealand community continues to rebuild seven years after a devastating earthquake.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 04: Navigating Through a Municipal Bankruptcy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:12

In this episode of Local Gov Life, Kurt Wilson, City manager of Stockton California discusses his city's fiscal crisis and its aftermath.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 03: When a Tornado Strikes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:27

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.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 02: When a Public Health Crisis Comes to Town | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:26

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.

 Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 01: Reacting, Recovering, and Rebuilding from Hurricane Disaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:30

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.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 06: The Next Generation of Leaders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:21

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.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 05: The Opioid Epidemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:36

Episode 5 explores how communities use collaboration and innovation as effective tools for responding to the current opioid crisis.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 04: ICMA Annual Conference Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:16

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.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 03: Reinvigorating Downtown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

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.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 02: Go Ahead—Laugh! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:14

This episode takes an in-depth look at humor in the workplace and explores how leaders use humor as an effective leadership tool.

 Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 01: Community and Organizational Volunteerism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:26

This episode of Local Gov Life takes an in-depth look at volunteering and will look at how communities attract and manage volunteers.

 Episode 6-The Next Generation of Leaders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:20

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.

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