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.
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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people in the United States died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any previously recorded year, and 61 percent of all overdose deaths involved opioids. Episode 5 looks at how communities use collaboration and innovation as effective tools for responding to the current crisis.
This episode of Local Gov Life helps you prepare for the 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Listen to host committee members and conference goers discuss why this year's conference will be a transformative experience.
This episode takes an in-depth look at how different leaders are reinvigorating their downtowns.
Episode 2-Go Ahead—Laugh! by ICMA
Look into the future of local government with ICMA Executive Director Bob O’Neill and a panel of local government experts that includes representatives from the Alliance for Innovation (AFI).
Episode 1-Community and Organizational Volunteerism by ICMA