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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 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.”

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 05: Chris Volkers Gives Back to the Next Generation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:59

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.

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 04: Marcela Piedra Advises “Never Stop Learning” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:20

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.

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 03: Think More Positively of Your Strengths | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:56

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.

 Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 02: Step Out of Your Box, Step Out of Your Office | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:32

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.

 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.


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