Local Gov Life

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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 - SCV19 Episode 20 - From Relief to Resilience: Supporting Small Businesses During & After COVID-19
01:24:47

Moderator:  Melissa Greiner, Director of Marketing, WizeHive

Panelists:

  • Jon McMillan, City Manager, City of La Quinta, CA
  • Doug Kinley III, Management Specialist, City of La Quinta, CA
  • Colleen Kardasz, Assistant Director, Loudoun County, VA

Powerpoint

Jul 07, 2020
Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 01 - New Executive Order on Law Enforcement
01:29:43

Moderator:  Thomas Wieczoreck, Director, Center for Public Safety Management, LLC,  Retired City Manager Ionia, Michigan; former Executive Director Center for Public Safety Excellence

Panelists:

Powerpoint:

Jul 07, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 19 - The Public Health Crisis and Racial Inequities
01:19:03
  • Gordon Goodwin, Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
  • Genesis D. Gavino, Resilience Officer, City of Dallas, Texas
  • Luis Javier Hernandez Ortiz, Mayor of Villalba, Puerto Rico

This webinar was developed in partnership with National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN), International Network of Asian Public Administrators (I-NAPA) and Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)

Jun 23, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 18 - Recreation Leading Recovery: Strategic Planning For the Rebound
01:30:00
Jun 15, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 17 - Sharpening the Focus on Social Equity to Make Strategic Budget Decisions
01:31:36
Jun 12, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 16 - Working Differently in a Post-COVID-19 World
01:29:07
Jun 04, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 15 - Extraordinary Resilience
01:28:45
Jun 02, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 14 - Prioritizing Emotional Strength During Difficult Times
00:58:12
May 26, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 13 - Planning and Preparing for Your Local Government's Return to Work
01:24:59
May 19, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 12 - Engagement During a Crisis: Local Government's Response to COVID-19
01:08:53
May 19, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 11 - Fiscal and Organizational Strategies During a Pandemic
01:09:37
May 12, 2020
Local Gov Life – S06 Episode 04: Professional Growth at Every Career Stage
00:15:41

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*Participants in this episode were originally featured in a popular ICMA Coaching Webinar, Successful Supervision and Leadership. ICMA coaching webinars feature leading practices, strategies and tactics, and developing issues and trends in the field.

May 05, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 10 - Employment Law and COVID-19
01:10:13
May 04, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 09 - Managing Crisis Communications During the COVID-19 Pandemic
01:31:29
Apr 23, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 08 - Budgeting During a Crisis
01:24:47
Apr 21, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 07 - The Role of EMS in Local COVID-19 Responses
01:28:45
Apr 16, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 06 - Moving Beyond the Current Crisis: A Plan to Re-Open Our Communities
01:31:20
Apr 10, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 05 - Understanding the CARES Act and Other Recent Federal Legislation for Local Governments
01:14:02
Apr 09, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 04 - Dealing with Your Own Stress: Coping Strategies in the COVID-19 World
00:35:37
Apr 06, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 03 - Tools and Techniques for Managing COVID-19 Recovery Costs
01:28:53
Apr 03, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 02 - Economic Recovery
00:28:35

Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development. With the formation of IEDC in 2001 following the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) - where he was president for 15 years - and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), Jeff set the course for a more effective and influential organization. Jeff previously served as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and has received numerous awards over the years for his commitment to making sustainable economic development a priority in communities of all sizes.  

Mar 30, 2020
Local Gov Life – S06 Episode 03: Complex Issues Require Effective Communication Skills
00:20:20

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*Participants in this episode were originally featured in a popular ICMA Coaching Webinar, Successful Supervision and Leadership. ICMA coaching webinars feature leading practices, strategies and tactics, and developing issues and trends in the field.

Mar 23, 2020
Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 01 - Impact on Public Health
00:28:30

Dr. E. Oscar oversees a $28 million portfolio of programs along with its membership and meetings services. In his role, he directs the implementation of programs, promotion, and diversification of funding and assists in raising NACCHO’s profile through external engagement and partnership development for the advancement of NACCHO’s mission and the success of the country’s 3,000 local health departments. He is also responsible for personnel management and professional development; strategic planning; budget management; supervision of program leadership and services staff; and maintenance of subject matter knowledge of comprehensive policy issues that have an impact on local health departments and NACCHO.

Mar 23, 2020
Local Gov Life – S06 Episode 02: Developing Successful Leaders
00:14:19

Season 6: Upping Your Game

The start of a new decade raises the question, “Where will I be in my career in 10 years?” Season 6 of Local Gov Life shares career advice to help you develop a professional growth plan. And don’t forget to check out all of ICMA’s great coaching resources at ICMA.org/coaching.

Learn more about ICMA’s Coaching Program: https://icma.org/icma-coaching-program

Read More About Developing Leaders in our Career Compass Series: https://icma.org/career-compass

Learn to Lead When a Crisis Strikes : https://icma.org/leadership-during-and-after-crisis

About ICMA
ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org
 

Follow us on Social Media! Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Feb 27, 2020
Local Gove Life – S06 Episode 01: Try an International Experience
00:10:21

Season 6: Upping Your Game

The start of a new decade raises the question, “Where will I be in my career in 10 years?” Season 6 of Local Gov Life shares career advice to help you develop a professional growth plan. And don’t forget to check out all of ICMA’s great coaching resources at ICMA.org/coaching.

 

About ICMA
ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org
 

Follow us on Social Media! Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICMAORG/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Feb 07, 2020
Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 04: Customer Service in the Local Government Space
00:11:12

Does customer service matter in your local gov? It matters to citizens. We interview two experts in local government public service to find out how they organize customer service improvement efforts. Our first guest, Cory Fleming, directs ICMA’s 311/CRM consulting services, where she provides contract services to local governments implementing centralized customer service systems. Our second guest, James Sullivan, is a public sector consultant and 311 advocate who helps organizations plan customer service strategies based on what their constituents need.

If you're looking for advice on developing a customer service mindset in your local gov, this episode is for you.

Resources
Webinar: Building Customer Service into Local Government (for purchase)

About ICMA
ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org
Follow us on Social Media!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICMAORG/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Dec 11, 2019
Local Gov Life - Special Episode: Diversity & Inclusion at ICMA
00:53:55

About ICMA

ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org

Follow us on Social Media!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Nov 18, 2019
Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 03: Cannabis Regulation
00:15:48

In the last election, voters in seven states voted on thirty-six cannabis-related ballot measures ranging from taxing medical cannabis to legalization of recreational marijuana. Michigan legalized medical marijuana in 2008 and recreational marijuana in 2018. Rebecca Fleury, city manager of Battle Creek, Michigan, and her colleague Eric Feldt explain how they adapted Battle Creek’s successful medical marijuana regulatory framework to recreational cannabis. Next, we hear from Nicol Killian, AICP, assistant director of community development for the City of Durango, Colorado. State law changed several times between 2010 and 2014, and she details how Durango took a reactionary approach to keeping up. Finally, Sean McGlynn, city manager of Santa Rosa, California, and his colleague Clare Hartman, AICP, deputy director of planning, outline their community’s proactive stance on legalizing recreational cannabis. They saw an opportunity to bring previously below-ground business activity into the fold.  

If you're looking for guidance on how to manage legalized cannabis in your community, this episode is for you. 

Key Considerations for Developing Local Commercial Cannabis Regulation (including a checklist) 

 

Webinar: Regulating Cannabis in Your Community (for purchase) 

About ICMA

ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org

Follow us on Social Media!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICMAORG/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Nov 04, 2019
Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 02: Human Trafficking
00:15:45

People in local government, from librarians to firefighters, have an incredible opportunity to see and act on signs of human trafficking--if they know what they are looking for and who to call. In this episode,
Margaret F. Henderson of the University of North Carolina School of Government defines human trafficking and explains recent research showing that 19 of 25 business models of human trafficking would intersect with local government. Then, City Manager Donald Duncan tells us how he expanded human trafficking training beyond police and social services to include all employees of Conover, North Carolina. If you’re interested in learning how a local community can fight human trafficking, this episode is for you.

About ICMA

ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12, 000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org

Follow us on Social Media!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICMAORG/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Sep 06, 2019
Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 01: Strategic Planning
00:23:11

Every community needs a strategic plan. It can be hard to zero in on the right process. Our guests Kel Wang and Michael Sambir led a city of over 1 million people through 2 strategic plans from start to finish and they join us to explain how it’s done. Then, Angelica Wedell of the National Research Center identifies the 6 Es of strategic planning. Hint: it starts with “engage.” If you’re involved with helping a community decide where to go and how to get there, this podcast is for you.

Strategic planning asks 3 questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? We take a look at how the city of Edmonton, Alberta completed 2 strategic plans: one for operations and another for the community. Kel Wang, the city’s corporate performance lead, and Michael Sambir, the city’s strategic coordinator, explain how they guided a city of over 1 million people through the process. Then, Angelica Wedell of the National Research Center, lays out the 6 Es of strategic planning. Hint: it all starts with engagement. If you’re involved in helping a community decide where it wants to go, this episode is for you.

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About ICMA

ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12, 000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. Find out more about ICMA, and the profession, at our website: http://www.icma.org

Follow us on Social Media!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/icma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICMAORG/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/icma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icmaorg/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICMAvideos

Aug 12, 2019
Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 03: How to Best Your Budget
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.
May 22, 2019
Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 02: Civic Service: A Love Story
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.
Apr 09, 2019
Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 01: Learn as a Mentee, Be a Mentor, and Pay It Forward
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.
Jan 29, 2019
Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 05: A Relationship Built on Trust
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.
Nov 07, 2018
Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 04: Bertha Henry Believes There is Nothing More Rewarding Than Public Service
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.
Aug 01, 2018
Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 03: The Rewards of Adopting the Council-Manager Form of Government
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.
Jul 12, 2018
Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 02: Local Government - It's a Rewarding Profession
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.
Jun 15, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 06: Julie Underwood Won’t Let Fear Get in the Way
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.”
May 31, 2018
Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 01: Jane Brautigam Explains How She "Fell in Love" with Local Government
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.”
May 02, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 05: Chris Volkers Gives Back to the Next Generation
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.
May 01, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 04: Marcela Piedra Advises “Never Stop Learning”
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.
Apr 16, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 03: Think More Positively of Your Strengths
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.
Mar 29, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 02: Step Out of Your Box, Step Out of Your Office
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.
Mar 15, 2018
Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 01: See What You Can Become
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.
Mar 05, 2018
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 07: Fighting the Threat of Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels
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.
Feb 23, 2018
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 06: Resilience in the Aftermath of September 11th
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.
Feb 02, 2018
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 05: An Earthquake and its Aftermath in New Zealand
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.
Dec 11, 2017
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 04: Navigating Through a Municipal Bankruptcy
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.
Nov 22, 2017
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 03: When a Tornado Strikes
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.
Nov 13, 2017
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 02: When a Public Health Crisis Comes to Town
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.
Oct 30, 2017
Local Gov Life - S02 Episode 01: Reacting, Recovering, and Rebuilding from Hurricane Disaster
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 06: The Next Generation of Leaders
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 05: The Opioid Epidemic
00:14:36
Episode 5 explores how communities use collaboration and innovation as effective tools for responding to the current opioid crisis.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 04: ICMA Annual Conference Preview
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 03: Reinvigorating Downtown
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 02: Go Ahead—Laugh!
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Local Gov Life - S01 Episode 01: Community and Organizational Volunteerism
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.
Oct 12, 2017