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Talk of the Commonwealth
City Councilor Khrystian King gives an update on the City Manager search

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 7:02


City Councilor Khrystian King gives an update on the City Manager search. (Tuesday, September 27th, 2022). Photo credit to the Worcester Telegram

Follow The Brand Podcast
Season 6 Episode 4: Innovation Opportunity and Progress featuring Greg Chavarria City Manager of Fort Lauderdale

Follow The Brand Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 28:03


Do you believe in being available to solve important issues at hand?  Do you surround yourself with knowledgeable people when facing imposing challenges head-on? My next guest Greg Chavarria brings these important skill sets to the table every day of his professional life.“Bring innovation Bring opportunity and progress on ideas for current and future residents and visitors of Fort Lauderdale.”  Says the recently promoted City Manager His Can-DO attitude typifies an executive presence that gets things done in a time of need.  He uses collaboration and listening skills coupled with diversity of thought in his comprehensive approach to thinking strategically. “Relationships build trust.  Trust builds commitment.  Commitment builds performance. Performance builds success.” Says ChavarriaGreg Chavarria is the City Manager of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a position he has held since July 23, 2022. Chavarria previously served as Assistant City Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale since September 2020.His experience includes serving as a transformational leader with a strong focus on business improvement, optimizing the customer service experience, and implementing digital innovation strategies. As an innovator with a deep grasp of technology, organizational change management, and project management capabilities, he has delivered smart city and sustainability solutions that improved public safety, process management, and accountability.Innovation, smart cities, and bringing forth digital citizen engagement strategies for constituents are his passion. Notable smart city projects Greg has led include the implementation of smart surveillance detection systems, smart lighting systems within public facilities, the development of mobile apps to increase public engagement, and the implementation of smart metering for water utilities.He has earned professional certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and ITIL v3. He has a dual Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Miami, a Master's in Information Systems from Florida International University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychology focusing on industrial-organizational management. He enjoys learning new things and connecting with people across a range of industries.Let us Welcome Greg Chavarria to the Follow the Brand Podcast Where We are Building a 5 STAR Brand that you Can Follow!

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast
Helping Cities Fight Racism

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 50:34


This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews Leon Andrews, Jr the head of NLC R.E.A.L program.   A candid conversation about helping cities fight racism And, much more   7 Steps to an Amazing City:   Attitude Motivation Attention to Detail Zing Inclusiveness Neighborhood Empowerment Green Awareness   Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode.   Links Mentions During Show:   equalmeasure.org AmazingCities.org AmazingCities.org/podcast to be a guest on the podcast   About  Leon Andrews, JR. Leon T. Andrews, Jr. brings to Equal Measure more than 25 years of policy, management, and leadership experience, most recently as the inaugural leader of the National League of Cities' Race, Equity, And Leadership (REAL), which started as a CEO initiative and became a department within the organization. As the founder of REAL, Leon led NLC's strategy to help its members respond to racial tensions in their communities and address the historical, institutional, and systemic barriers that further inequity and racism in our nation's cities. During his time at NLC, where he also served as program director and senior fellow for NLC's Institute for Youth, Education & Families, Leon raised and managed over $25 million from foundations and corporate partners and provided direction to city officials and community leaders around the country on strategies for health and wellness, youth and workforce development, education reform, and civic engagement. Prior to his tenure at the National League of Cities, Leon completed a research fellowship at the Forum for Youth Investment. He has also worked with the United States Department of Justice, United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, the United States Public Interest Research Group, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, YouthBuild Pittsburgh, the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. He has served as Board Chair for the National Recreation and Parks Association and ChangeLab Solutions. Along with his significant professional accomplishments, Leon brings to Equal Measure a compelling personal story that serves as the foundation for his lifelong focus on racial equity and community impact. He is a first-generation American whose grandmother, mother, and father moved to the U.S. from Guyana in the 1960s. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he developed a passion for football, playing the violin, and attended Howard University. He attributes those formative years, along with his time at Howard, to shaping his passion for building and sustaining communities. He lives with his wife, Dr. Kristine Andrews, and their three daughters in his childhood home.         About Your Host, Jim Hunt: Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.   Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”   Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.   Today, Jim speaks to 1000's of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.   Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.   Amazing City Resources:   Buy Jim's Popular Books: The Amazing City: 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City: https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/the-amazing-city-7-steps-to-creating-an-amazing-city   Bottom Line Green: How America's Cities and Saving the Planet (And Money Too) https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/bottom-line-green-how-america-s-cities-are-saving-the-planet-and-money-too   FREE White Paper: “10 Steps to Revitalize Your Downtown” AmazingCities.org/10-Steps   Hire Jim to Speak at Your Next Event: Tell us about your event and see if dates are available at AmazingCities.org/Speaking   Hire Jim to Consult with Your City or Town: Discover more details at https://www.amazingcities.org/consulting   Discuss Your Business Opportunity/Product to Help Amazing Cities: Complete the form at https://www.amazingcities.org/business-development   A Special Thanks to Bearing Advisors for the support of this podcast:  www.BearingAdvisors.Net

Illinois News Now
Sterling Mayor Skip Lee and City Manager Scott Schumard

Illinois News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:27


Sterling Mayor Skip Lee and City Manager Scott Schumard by Regional Media

The KGEZ Good Morning Show
City of Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith 9-21--22

The KGEZ Good Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 18:45


City of Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith connected with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell during the KGEZ Good Morning Show Glacier Bank Community Conversation on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 to remark on Bear-resistant garbage container roll out, transportation plan and Housing Refresh 2022.

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 20, 2022 Eden City Council Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 35:46


September 20, 2022 Eden City Council MeetingAGENDA1. Meeting called to order by: Neville Hall, Mayor2. Invocation: Pastor Rennie Salata, Leaksville United Methodist Church3. Pledge of Allegiance: Led by James Slaughter, Deputy Fire Chief4. Proclamations and Recognitions:a. Recognition: Sam W. Smith, Inc., for 75 years in businessb. Recognition: Eden Jewelry for 40 years in businessc. Proclamation: Constitution Weekd. Proclamation: Remember Me Thursdaye. Oaths of Office for 2022-23 Eden Youth Council:Kylie Draughn, Kyndall Garrett, Nathan Howard and Valerie Howell5. Roll Call6. Set Meeting Agenda7. Public Hearings8. Requests and Petitions of Citizens9. Unfinished Business10. New Business:a. Consideration of appointments to the Community Appearance and Historic Preservation commissions. Kelly Stultz, Planning & Community Development Director11. Reports from Staff:a. City Manager's Report. Jon Mendenhall, City Managerb. Report on advisory committee proceedings:(1) Strategic Planning Commission. Staff Advisor Cindy Adams(2) Planning Organization Boards. Staff Advisor Kelly Stultz(3) Parks Commission. Staff Advisor Terry Vernon12. Consent Agenda:a. Approval and adoption of the August 16, 2022 Council meeting minutes. Deanna Hunt, City Clerkb. Approval and adoption of a resolution for NCDOT requesting speed limit changes on N.C. 14 (Van Buren Road) and U.S. 311 (Meadow Road). Clint Simpson, Police Chiefc. Approval and adoption of a resolution to apply for financial assistance from the State and a 10-year Supplemental Sewer Specific Capital Improvement Program for sewer construction. Terry Shelton, Special Projects Managerd. Approval and adoption of an easement and encroachment agreement for Mitchell's Discount Drugs, Inc. Erin Gilley, City Attorney13. Announcements:a. Report on external committees by Council liaisonsb. General comments14. Adjournment###

Drive105 Match Night Live
"We have to dream...We have to be ambitious" Derry City manager Ruaidhri Higgins ahead of Sundays FAI Cup fixture against Shamrock Rovers

Drive105 Match Night Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 2:41


LeaderGOV Learning
Jeff Drobney, City Manager - City of Kennesaw Georgia - Servant Leadership

LeaderGOV Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 27:48


Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 13, 2022 Reidsville City Council Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 121:18


September 13, 2022 Reidsville City Council MeetingAGENDA1. Call to Order.2. Invocation by Major Curtis Kratz of the Salvation Army of Rockingham County, 704 Barnes Street, Reidsville.3. Pledge of Allegiance.4. Proclamations & Recognitions:(A) Recognition of Codes Inspector I Charles Williams, who has received his Standard Level I Certificates and Probationary Level II Certificates in Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical.5. Approval of Consent Agenda.(A) Approval of August 9, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes and August 16, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes.(B) Approval of Resolution Authorizing City Officials as Authorized Representatives for the CDBG-CV Project at the Penn House.(C) Approval of the Resolution Declaring Costs and Ordering Preparation of Preliminary Assessment Roll and Setting Time and Place for Public Hearing on Preliminary Roll for Water Main Extension along Triangle Road, beginning at the intersection with Lawndale Drive and continuing southeast to Parcel No. 8903-09-05-8968. (WP 2021-01).(D) Approval of the Resolution Declaring Costs and Ordering Preparation of Preliminary Assessment Roll and Setting Time and Place for Public Hearing on Preliminary Roll for Water Main Extension on Triangle Road, beginning at the northern most corner of Parcel No. 8903-09-05-9931 and running southeast to the southern most corner of Parcel No. 8903-09-16-1019. (WP-2021-02)6. Public Hearings:(A) Consideration of a Request to Rezone an Unaddressed Lot off Lawndale Drive and South Park Drive, specifically Rockingham County Tax Parcel #142471, from Residential-20 to Residential-12. (Z 2022-06) (Enclosure #1) - Jason Hardin, Planning & Community Development Manager(B) Consideration of a Text Amendment to amend Article V, Section 3, Special Uses: Townhouse Developments: of the City's Zoning Ordinance to reduce the required setback from public right-of-way as a part of the Special use Permit requirements for Townhouse Developments in Residential Agricultural-20, Residential-20 and RS-12. The intent is to bring the setback requirements for Townhomes closer to industry standards. (T2022-05) (Enclosure #2) - Jason Hardin, Planning & Community Development Manager(C) Consideration of a Street Closing Order for a Portion of an Undeveloped Right-of-Way of Goodman Street. (SC2022-01) (Enclosure #3) - Jason Hardin, Planning & Community Development Manager(D) Consideration of a Street Closing Order for Undeveloped Alley Right-of-Way Running Between Snead Street to Lindsey Street. (SC2022-02) (Enclosure #4) - Jason Hardin, Planning & Community Development Manager(E) Consideration of an Ordinance to Extend the Corporate Limits and Voluntarily Annex Parcel #151423 Located Off Barnes Street and Flack Street as Requested by Dennis and Patsy Bracy. (A2022-01) (Enclosure #5) - Jason Hardin, Planning & Community Development Manager7. Main Street:(A) Consideration of Nomination for 2022 Main Street Champion. (Enclosure #6) - Jeff Garstka, Economic Development Director8. Road Projects:(A) Consideration of a Request from the NC Department of Transportation to Approve a Richardson Drive Restriping Plan. (Enclosure #7) - Josh Beck, Public Works Director9. Updates:(A) Presentation of Plans for the City's Sesquicentennial in 2023. (Enclosure #8) - Chris Phillips, Assistant City Manager of Administration/Finance Director10. CDBG-Related Items:(A) Consideration of Design Proposal from the CPL Firm for Professional Architectural/MEP Engineering Services for the CDBG-CV Penn House Project. (Enclosure #9) - Judy Yarbrough, City Marketer11. Budgetary Items:(A) Consideration of Budget Ordinance Amendment Related to 401k Earnings.(Enclosure #10) - Chris Phillips, Assistant City Manager of Administration/Finance Director12. Board & Commission Appointments:(A) September Appointments. (Enclosure #11)13. Public Comments.14. City Manager's Report:(A) Month of September. (Enclosure #12)15. Council Members' Reports.16. Announcement of Board & Commission Appointments.17. Miscellaneous:(A) For Information Only.18. Move to the First-Floor Conference Room for a closed session to to consult with the attorney and negotiation regarding property pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3) & (5).19. Adjourn.###

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast
Putting West Virginia Cities First

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 54:02


  This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews Travis Blosser, the Executive Director of the WV Municipal League. The road to becoming an Executive Director at a Municipal League A candid conversation about planting seeds to develop local government and support staff The biggest issues in a rural state like West Virginia and how to address them How managing budgets can lead to addressing law enforement recruitment needs The structure of the WV Municipal League and why it works The value of networking in Municipal League events The power of working collectively together to solve issues in cities across WV and America And, much more 7 Steps to an Amazing City: Attitude Motivation Attention to Detail Zing Inclusiveness Neighborhood Empowerment Green Awareness   Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode. Links Mentions During Show: AmazingCities.org AmazingCities.org/podcast to be a guest on the podcast   About  Travis Blosser Blosser started his dedication to municipal government in 2013 when he was elected to the Fairmont City Council after running unopposed in the 2012 election. Blosser said that almost immediately, he found that it was his passion to serve his community.  He has be the City Manager in Shinnston and Weirton WV. Blosser now serves as the Executive director of the WV Municipal League. About Your Host, Jim Hunt: Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.   Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”   Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.   Today, Jim speaks to 1000's of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.   Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.   Amazing City Resources:   Buy Jim's Popular Books: The Amazing City: 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City: https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/the-amazing-city-7-steps-to-creating-an-amazing-city   Bottom Line Green: How America's Cities and Saving the Planet (And Money Too) https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/bottom-line-green-how-america-s-cities-are-saving-the-planet-and-money-too   FREE White Paper: “10 Steps to Revitalize Your Downtown” AmazingCities.org/10-Steps   Hire Jim to Speak at Your Next Event: Tell us about your event and see if dates are available at AmazingCities.org/Speaking   Hire Jim to Consult with Your City or Town: Discover more details at https://www.amazingcities.org/consulting   Discuss Your Business Opportunity/Product to Help Amazing Cities: Complete the form at https://www.amazingcities.org/business-development   A Special Thanks to Bearing Advisors for the support of this podcast:  www.BearingAdvisors.Net    

Update@Noon
Gqeberha High Court expected to rule on application for review against the IEC to amend the party's PR List.

Update@Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 5:08


The Gqeberha High Court is expected to make a ruling on the application filed by the Northern Alliance councillors for a review against the IEC to amend the party's PR List. The three councillors names were removed on the list after the City Manager declare a vacancy on their names in council, on the instruction of the party's Secretary. The councillors were granted an interim order to participate in council activities pending the outcome of this review. Yesterday the municipality appealed the interim order against the councillors which led to the adjournment of the council meeting. The meeting was going to debate a motion of no confidence against the Mayor Eugene Johnson. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to SABC reporter Mcebisi Mngqina

Illinois News Now
Sterling Mayor Skip Lee & City Manager Scott Shumard

Illinois News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 27:14


Sterling Mayor Skip Lee & City Manager Scott Shumard by Regional Media

Double K Country
"City Beat" Program with Nevada City Manager Mark Mitchell

Double K Country

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 9:41


City Manager Mark Mitchell discusses street work, pool update, airport lighting project, and an upcoming public hearing on golf carts and UTVs on city streets among many things 

Pete Mundo - KCMO Talk Radio 103.7FM 710AM
9-7, Brian Platt, KCMO City Manager

Pete Mundo - KCMO Talk Radio 103.7FM 710AM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 11:01


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Brian Thomas
Sharon Coolidge - Cincy's search for a new city manager

Brian Thomas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 14:19


The KGEZ Good Morning Show
Kalispell City Manager Doug Russell

The KGEZ Good Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 23:12


Kalispell City Manager Doug Russell connected with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell during the KGEZ Good Morning Show Glacier Bank Community Conversation on Tuesday September 6th, 2022 to remark on the budget, Legislative priorities and grant applications.  

Small Town Podcast
S5 Ep9: City Manager Philip Eidson - City of Tallapoosa, GA

Small Town Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 41:39


Small Town Podcast Host Mayor Matt Seale travels back to Haralson County: our friends, and season sponsors, to visit the last small town of a four-episode series in the county. In this episode, Mayor Matt has an interesting conversation with a city manager who didn't know what he would do anywhere else, so he chose to dedicate his career to managing and making his hometown the best place it could be. Come, go with #MayorMatt to talk with city manager Philip Eidson in the small town of Tallapoosa, Georgia. For more information about Small Town Podcast, visit www.smalltownpodcast.com.

Cincinnati Edition
Alleged juror misconduct in Sittenfeld trial, Cincinnati's new city manager and more top stories

Cincinnati Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 48:11


On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review, local journalists join us to talk about the big stories from recent days.

North RePort
Deskside Chats: Anna Duffey

North RePort

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 23:37


This week we're talking with Senior Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Anna Duffey. She's a farm girl who has a varied work past that prepared her for her current job. Listen in as we chat high school boyfriends, college degrees and more. It's a fun one!

Charlottesville Community Engagement
September 1, 2022: Berkley Group briefs Albemarle Planning Commission on "reset" on zoning review; Youngkin administration renews push to leave greenhouse gas compact

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 17:22


On today’s program:Today is the 100th anniversary of the City Manager form of government in CharlottesvilleThe Youngkin administration has laid out a pathway for leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative The Albemarle Planning Commission learns more about how a “reset” zoning modernization will look like This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

The Moneywise Guys
8/29/22 The State of Bakersfield with City Manager, Christian Clegg

The Moneywise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 47:28


The Moneywise Guys Monday, August 29th BE MONEYWISE. Moneywise Wealth Management I "The Moneywise Guys" podcast call: 661-847-1000 text in anytime: 661-396-1000 email: info@moneywiseguys.com website: www.MoneywiseGuys.com Guest: Christian Clegg, City Manager for Bakersfield  website: www.bakersfieldcity.us/177/City-Manager  

Perspectives on City Management
Episode 17: The Times They Are a Changing--Preparing for Demographic Changes in Texas Cities

Perspectives on City Management

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 42:23


Learn how to prepare your city staff, residents, and elected officials for changing demographics. The City of Coppell recently implemented a successful program in their community that embraces diversity and encourages residents to do the same.GUESTS:Mike Land, City Manager, City of CoppellVicki Chiavetta, Coppell Deputy City Manager, City of Coppell LEARN MORE:City of Coppell Allies in Community Program: https://www.coppelltx.gov/542/Allies-in-CommunityYouth Engagement Program: https://www.coppelltx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=924

Talk of the Commonwealth
Acting City Manager Eric Batista on Recycling, Drought, Homeless Encampments, Early Voting, & More

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 21:47


Acting City Manager Eric Batista on Recycling Changes, Drought, Homeless Encampments, Early Voting, & More. (August 25th, 2022).

Voices in Local Government
How to Get Your First Job in Local Government

Voices in Local Government

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 33:48


Jeannetta Maxena, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Mary Esther, Florida, explains the frustrations experienced and resiliency needed during her job search. Then she shares five tips for job seekers:Explore the ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) or similar program on a state level. These don't always mean internship or low pay.Stay visible. Get published, go to events, and more.Use a variety of digital platforms to search.Improve (and sometimes customize) your resume/cover letter.Establish good working relationships.Jeannetta then recalls her experience working on ICMA's soon to be released Job Hunting Handbook, and closes the show with final advice to job seekers and decision makers looking to hire them.ResourcesICMA Local Government Management Fellowship. Applications open September, 2022.Fellows | Host Organizations ICMA's Job Hunting Handbook update coming soon! Career Resource Guides Sponsored by Smarsh

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast
A Veteran City Manager Looks at City Issues

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 37:42


This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews veteran City Manager; Tom Fountaine.  A conversation about Town Gown and College Towns in the US How working in a college town is different than other cities and towns in the US The power of the ICMA and resources provided for City Managers And, much more   7 Steps to an Amazing City:   Attitude Motivation Attention to Detail Zing Inclusiveness Neighborhood Empowerment Green Awareness   Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode.   Links Mentions During Show: International Town & Gown Association:  https://www.itga.org/ ICMA:  https://icma.org/ AmazingCities.org AmazingCities.org/podcast to be a guest on the podcast   About  Tom Fontaine: Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Government, Urban Planning, Program Evaluation, and Media Relations. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Public Administration from Indiana University Bloomington.  Alliance for Innovation and ICMA Board Member About Your Host, Jim Hunt: Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.   Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”   Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.   Today, Jim speaks to 1000's of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.   Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.   Amazing City Resources:   Buy Jim's Popular Books: The Amazing City: 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City: https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/the-amazing-city-7-steps-to-creating-an-amazing-city   Bottom Line Green: How America's Cities and Saving the Planet (And Money Too) https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/bottom-line-green-how-america-s-cities-are-saving-the-planet-and-money-too   FREE White Paper: “10 Steps to Revitalize Your Downtown” AmazingCities.org/10-Steps   Hire Jim to Speak at Your Next Event: Tell us about your event and see if dates are available at AmazingCities.org/Speaking   Hire Jim to Consult with Your City or Town: Discover more details at https://www.amazingcities.org/consulting   Discuss Your Business Opportunity/Product to Help Amazing Cities: Complete the form at https://www.amazingcities.org/business-development   A Special Thanks to Bearing Advisors for the support of this podcast:  www.BearingAdvisors.Net  

What's Up Dunwoody
201 - Jay Vinicki - Dunwoody Assistant City Manager

What's Up Dunwoody

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 45:12 Very Popular


GLT's Sound Ideas
Normal city manager: Wintergreen developer addressing resident concerns

GLT's Sound Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 8:02


Nomal's city manager expects the developer of a controversial addition to the Wintergreen subdivision off Beech Street near Interstate 55 will make changes to satisfy neighborhood objections.

Talk of the Commonwealth
Acting City Manager Eric Batista on Potentially Banning Fossil Fuels, The CPA, Drought, and more

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 17:18


Acting City Manager Eric Batista on Potentially Banning Fossil Fuels, The CPA, Drought, and more. (August 18th, 2022).

The Valley Today
Municipal Monday: Frederick County Administrator

The Valley Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 18:51


Our conversation for Municipal Monday featured Frederick County Administrator, Mike Bollhoefer. Mike took over as Administrator in November 2021 after serving for many years as the City Manager in Winter Garden, FL. We talked about the differences between the two localities and the adjustments he's made since relocating. He also gave us a quick rundown of several road projects and talked about the broadband expansion coming to Frederick County.

DNVR Rugby Podcast
DNVR Rugby Podcast: RugbyTown 7s History with Glendale City Manager Linda Cassaday

DNVR Rugby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 34:43 Very Popular


Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O'Neills by talking about the latest happenings with the American Raptors and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-4:08). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with Glendale City Manager Linda Cassaday about the evolution of the RugbyTown 7s ahead of the 10th anniversary, what years stick out to her, and her favorite parts of the tournament (4:09-27:34). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about sandwiches in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Viewing”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (27:35-32:47). Follow along on Twitter: @DNVR_Rugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Humboldt Last Week
256. Bigfoot-area fires | Embattled reelection? | Logging arson | Hospital protests | Wind $ | More

Humboldt Last Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 11:17


Lightning-caused fires near Willow Creek have been a challenge to contain, embattled Arcata City Council member Brett Watson noted he'll seek reelection, loggers and protesters pointed fingers at each other over an arson fire, protests continue over conditions at local Providence hospitals, new state goals are likely to positively impact local offshore wind energy, additional college-level sports entertainment options emerge as ‘Crabs season closes, the Eureka Street Art Festival once again rained beauty on local structures, monkeypox made it to Humboldt County, Cal Poly Humboldt researchers believe new fiber optic lines could help us better detect future earthquakes, the City Manager in Brookings is on leave after being accused of theft from a business, moving some old concrete thing somehow made the news, local event picks, and more. Humboldt Last Week is Humboldt County's news podcast brought to you in collaboration with STIL, Primal Decor, Belle Starr Clothing, North Coast Co-op, Bongo Boy Studio, Hops in Humboldt, the Humboldt County Fair, Photography by Shi, North Coast Journal, Becks Bakery, RHBB, and KJNY. Subscribe via Apple, Spotify, or wherever else you get podcasts. Humboldt Last Week (new/alt/indie) Radio New music, alternative, and indie radio with no commercials and local nuggets: humboldtlastweek.com/radio Available via RadioKing app. Contact: myles@humboldtlastweek.com humboldtlastweek.com

OMAG All Access
Episode 47 - Demystifying Smart Cities (ft. Scott Klososky) part 1

OMAG All Access

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 15:26


OMAG Director of Technology Services, Kevin Sesock, interviews Founding Partner of Future Point of View (FPOV), Scott Klososky, for a talk about municipal cities and technology that could or should be considered smart and where cities should be heading. Learn more by visiting www.omag.org

The Sound of Ideas
In "Get to NEO a Leader" series, we meet the first-elected mayor of Chardon and the city manager

The Sound of Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 58:30


On the "Sound of Ideas," we travel to Chardon for the next installment of our "Get to NEO a Leader" series. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/in-get-to-neo-a-leader-series-we-meet-the-first-elected-mayor-of-chardon-and-the-city-manager.

Talk of the Commonwealth
Acting Worcester City Manager Eric Batista on the Denholm Building, Mill Street, and More

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 15:14


Acting Worcester City Manager Eric Batista on the Denholm Building, Mill Street, and More. (August 9th, 2022).

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast

This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews Paul Helmke of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  A candid conversation about the future of cities The importance of the local level connection Why involving the local communities in the solution can build stronger cities and towns Paul's connection to President Bill Clinton The approach to gun control and Paul's connection to the Brady Bill And, much more 7 Steps to an Amazing City: Attitude Motivation Attention to Detail Zing Inclusiveness Neighborhood Empowerment Green Awareness Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode. Links Mentions During Show: AmazingCities.org AmazingCities.org/podcast to be a guest on the podcast   About  Paul Helmke Paul Helmke, former president and CEO of the Brady Center/Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and three-term mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a professor of practice at O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the founding director of the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center. Helmke's professional interests include law and public policy, civic education and participation, mayoral and nonprofit leadership, urban issues, politics, and gun violence prevention. His experience on gun control issues lands him frequent mentions and interviews in national news stories and programs. Born in Bloomington and raised in Fort Wayne, Helmke practiced law there for more than 14 years before winning an upset victory over a two-term incumbent mayor in 1987. During the 1990s, he was appointed to Federal cabinet advisory committees dealing with violence against women and school-to-work transitions. He served as president of the U. S. Conference of Mayors during his final term in office. In 1998, Helmke won the primary to be the Republican nominee for U. S. Senate in Indiana, but lost in the general election to former Governor Evan Bayh. Helmke is an Indiana University alum and graduated with highest distinction in 1970. As an undergrad, Helmke was student body president during an era of student protest and activism and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. He studied law at Yale University, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1973, in the same class as Bill and Hillary Clinton. Helmke joined the IU faculty and O'Neill in 2013. About Your Host, Jim Hunt: Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.   Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”   Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.   Today, Jim speaks to 1000's of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.   Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.   Amazing City Resources:   Buy Jim's Popular Books: The Amazing City: 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City: https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/the-amazing-city-7-steps-to-creating-an-amazing-city   Bottom Line Green: How America's Cities and Saving the Planet (And Money Too) https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/bottom-line-green-how-america-s-cities-are-saving-the-planet-and-money-too   FREE White Paper: “10 Steps to Revitalize Your Downtown” AmazingCities.org/10-Steps   Hire Jim to Speak at Your Next Event: Tell us about your event and see if dates are available at AmazingCities.org/Speaking   Hire Jim to Consult with Your City or Town: Discover more details at https://www.amazingcities.org/consulting   Discuss Your Business Opportunity/Product to Help Amazing Cities: Complete the form at https://www.amazingcities.org/business-development   A Special Thanks to Bearing Advisors for the support of this podcast:  www.BearingAdvisors.Net      

Charlottesville Community Engagement
August 5, 2022: Albemarle Supervisors endorse Rio Road Corridor plan; Charlottesville seeks input on next Police Chief

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 21:06


What recourse do we have except to simply pursue this August 5 in the best manner possible? On this Blogger Day, I celebrate with another installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement, a newsletter and podcast intended to shed light on various happenings in and around the area. I’m the writer and host, Sean Tubbs. What are you writing these days? Sign-up for free, but paid subscriptions come with benefits and the satisfaction you’re helping pay for the PACER bills! Ting will match. See below! On today’s program: The former Commissioner of Revenue in Greene County has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for attempted witness tamperingUnemployment drops to pre-pandemic levelsCharlottesville seeks input on what kind of person should be the next police chiefAlbemarle Supervisors endorse a pan for improvements on Rio Road but one member says that doesn’t mean final decisions have been madeCharlottesville City Council is briefed on the preparation for the next fiscal year First shout-out goes to the Charlottesville Jazz Society In today’s first subscriber supported public service announcement, are you looking for something new to listen to in the form of live music? The Charlottesville Jazz Society has you covered with an ongoing list of dozens of events coming up at venues across the area. That ranges from rumba guitar duo Berta & Vincent at Glass House Winery this Saturday afternoon to the Charles Owen Trio at Potter’s Craft Cider on Saturday, August 28. The Charlottesville Jazz Society is your source to plot out your musical journey and you can get started at cvillejazz.org. Thanks to a subscriber for being on both Patreon and Substack to qualify for this shout-out.Greene’s former Commissioner of Revenue sentenced in witness tampering caseThe former Commissioner of Revenue in Greene County has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for intervening in an investigation of his son’s drug distribution charges. Larry Snow, 73, pleaded guilty in May to one count of attempted witness tampering for trying to dissuade a confidential informant. “According to court documents, Larry Snow used his access as the former Commissioner of Revenue to a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) database as part of an effort to retaliate against and tamper with the confidential informant, Person A, after Person A aided law enforcement in controlled purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from Bryant Snow,” according to a release from the United State Attorney for Western District of Virginia. Specifically, the elder Snow sought to print out material identifying the informant for his son to use to intimidate and to discredit that person while incarcerated at Central Virginia Regional Jail. Snow resigned in May 2022 as Commissioner of the Revenue in Greene, having been elected in 2019 while under indictment. National employment returns to pre-pandemic levelsThere were 528,000 nonfarm jobs added across the United States of America in July, according to the latest employment figures released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate is at 3.5 percent. “Both total nonfarm employment and the unemployment rate have returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic levels,” reads a release that was sent out this morning. The report also notes that the number of permanent job losers is now lower than February 2020. The long-term unemployed is defined as those jobless for more than 27 weeks, and that figure is also below pre-pandemic levels. Other statistics in the release are worth noting. In July, 7.1 percent of the workforce continued to telecommute due to the pandemic. The labor force participation rate is defined as “the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and older that is working or actively looking for work.” That figure was at 62.1 percent in July, lower than the February 2020 figure of 63.4 percent. The next employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will be out September 2. Charlottesville seeking input on police chief searchHow much experience should the next Charlottesville Police Chief have? What leadership qualities would you like to see? What should the police department leader’s top priority be?Those are some of the questions in a survey that the firm POLIHIRE is conducting as part of their contract to conduct a search for the next chief. The survey is open through August 15 and is available in English and Spanish. (fill out the survey)The person hired will replace Acting Chief of Police LaTroy A. Durrette who has been in the position since former City Manager Chip Boyles fired RaShall Brackney after three years on the job. Brackney sued the city and several individuals for race, color, and gender discrimination, as well as interference with contract, unlawful retaliation, violation of the state’s whistleblower statute, and more. According to a series of waivers filed in the case, all defendants have until sixty days after July 1 to respond to the case. Albemarle Supervisors endorse Rio Road Corridor PlanThe Albemarle Board of Supervisors has officially endorsed a plan that offers guidance for how future intersection improvements on Rio Road may look in the future. “This is a planning level document that establishes a vision for improvements along the corridor with sufficient analysis of the conceptual design to understand whether the proposed concepts can address future and existing conditions and can meet [Virginia Department of Transportation] and other relevant engineering standards,” said David Benish, development process manager for Albemarle County. The county hired the civil engineering firm Line + Grade to develop the plans. Supervisors were last briefed on the work last October and the Planning Commission saw the draft in May. The work was split into two sections to reflect two different roadway characters. “Phase one is very much an arterial roadway [with] five lanes with a continuous left-hand turn lane in the middle,”  said Dan Hyer with Line + Grade. “Whereas phase two still resembles in many locations the local collector that it is. It’s very much a local road.” Hyer said the work involved analyzing crash data such as at the intersection of Hillsdale Drive and Rio Road. Eighty-nine percent of crashes at the location are left-hand turns. As such, recommended changes are to eliminate that movement at Hillsdale, Old Brook and Northfield. “The solution that we have recommended basically absolves all left-hand turn movements by replacing the two intersections with a singular dog-bone or bean-shaped roundabout,” Hyer said.  Belvedere Drive and Rio Road would be turned into a “Continuous Green-T” intersection and Albemarle has applied for funding. A roundabout is funded at John Warner Parkway and Rio Road and that will soon get under design. The second phase of the project is broken into three segments, with the northern one including two planned developments. The Board of Supervisors approved the 328 Rio Point apartment complex last December, and an application has been filed for 43 town homes just to the south in a project called Rio Commons. “And we think that if those developments can work with this plan that the corridor can transform in a positive way and that some of the risks that we’ve identified can be mitigated through the build-out of these developments,” Hyer said. Supervisor Ned Gallaway of the Rio District was the lone vote against the Rio Point development last December. He said he was concerned about more people in the area.“As we approve the sidewalks and the access down to the Parkway, we’re only creating more pedestrian activity and that’s going to introduce a vehicular piece which is going to be really dangerous so I think we need to get our heads around that sooner rather than later,” Gallaway said.Gallaway said his endorsement of the plan did not mean that he supported the specific recommendations involved. He said there is a competing plan to reroute Hillsdale Drive that would take away the need for the bean-shaped roundabout. “We know that that intersection is completely problematic and needs a solution but it just may not be the solution that’s in the study so if we vote to approve the study, it doesn’t mean we’re necessarily voting to approve that project,” Gallaway said. As for phase two, Gallaway said he would like to see more traffic calming to slow down the speed of traffic, similar to the bump-outs on Park Street in the City of Charlottesville between the U.S. 250 bypass and downtown. Gallaway said he was grateful staff was able to work to get the corridor study done. The vote to endorse the plan was unanimous and it will now be considered as part of the update of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan, otherwise known as AC44.Second shout-out: Save the date for Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s Community Watershed clean-upIn today’s second Patreon-fueled shout-out: Mark your calendar for RCA’s third annual Rivanna River Round-Up community watershed cleanup coming up on Saturday, September 24. The RCA organized the first round-up in September 2020 as a safe way for the community to give back to the river during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last two years, a total of 245 volunteers have cleaned up 67 miles of streams, nearby trails and the Rivanna River, removing 192 tires and 213 large bags of trash from the waterways. Details will soon be made available and you can get those by signing up for the Rivanna Conservation Alliance newsletter at rivannariver.org. You can get your own shout-out for a $25 a month Patreon contribution! For more information, visit Information Charlottesville.Charlottesville City Council briefed on planning for next year’s budget Fiscal Year 2023 is just over a month old, but the budget process in Virginia never really stops as local governments seek to provide services. In April, Council adopted a $212.9 million general fund budget that was 10.76 percent higher than the one for the year before. That’s built on increased assessments for both real estate and personal property as well as a one-cent increase in the real estate tax rate. That was the first such increase in several decades. There are about 30 weeks until whoever is City Manager in March 2023 presents a recommended budget and 36 weeks until Council is expected to adopt their amended document. Council got a briefing this past Monday and learned about some of the factors coming up and some suggested the schedule be moved up. (view the presentation)Will the budget continue to grow at a double-digit level, or will it be more modest? How much will it cost to implement pay and benefit increases that may come through a collective bargaining ordinance? What about the cost of inflation? While the answers aren’t yet known, the foundation is being laid for whatever will end up happening. At the end of August, city departments will be sent packets to request funds for capital projects and these will be due by the early October. There’s at least one change to that process.“We’re going to include a Planning Commission member on the review team,” said Krissy Hammill, the city’s director of budget and performance analysis.Requests from nonprofits and outside agencies are due sometime in mid-October and recommendations from the Vibrant Community team will be completed in mid-January. Also around that time will be another change to the budget process.“It’s called the city manager budget forum,” Hammill said. “The date for this will be January 10 and it will be held at Carver Recreation Center. This will be an opportunity for the city manager to make a presentation and to engage in public discussion.”Hammill said the growth in the budget for next year is expected to be more modest than the 10.76 percent increase from FY22 to FY23. She’s also keeping an eye on inflation.“We already know that there are cost increases that we’re seeing both just in general things as well as capital projects due to supply chain issues and inflation,” Hammill said. “We’re not sure of what exactly what the revenue impact would be for a potential recession if there to be one.” There will likely be higher compensation costs for city employees due to collective bargaining as well as a need to carry on the ongoing costs of positions funded using one-time money. Between now and the budget adoption, Council may have an updated strategic plan paid for through the city’s use of American Rescue Plan Act funding. “The time is right,” said interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers. “In doing the strategic plan right, we’ll get a consultant to engage you individually and collectively over the next few months and by the time we get to April, we ought to have a new direction or at least some themes.”City Councilor Michael Payne said he wanted to make sure there is funding to address a human resources phenomenon known as compression, funding for climate, and for city investment in nonprofits to build subsidized housing. “How can we get our adopted Affordable Housing Plan and that $10 million a year into a more stable place in terms of how we’ll fund it at $10 million a year which is what the plan calls for,” Payne said. Payne also wants to make sure there is funding to invest in public transportation. Rogers said a compensation study is expected to be completed by the end of the year. “That will tell us where we are compared to other jurisdictions in the region in terms of our salaries,” Rogers said. “It will define a competitiveness gap.”The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors were briefed on their compensation study on Wednesday. Rogers said the August 15 Council work session will feature a presentation of the collective bargaining ordinance followed by a first reading on September 6 with adoption currently anticipated on September 19. “And we expect that there will be a push to begin to recognize collective bargaining units after that,” Rogers said. Another direction to budget staff is to reexamine a policy where 40 percent of new revenues created by additional real estate taxes goes to Charlottesville City Schools. Some on the current Council have called for that agreement to be revisited, and Rogers said budget staff would look into it and begin preliminary discussions with the school system.“And at some point the Council probably should have that meeting with schools to discuss an issue like this,” Rogers said.As for increased spending on public transit, Rogers said current planning by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District is relevant. A governance study for how to implement a proposed Regional Transit Vision is about to get underway.“The long term play is probably the discussion about a regional transit agency, and what are the dynamics that need to be in place for us to move that forward,” Rogers said. “It’s been talked about a long time.” The current calendar calls for the second public hearing on the budget to be held on April 3, 2023 and for adoption at a special meeting on April 11. City Councilor Sena Magill said she wanted to adjust the schedule so that the final public hearing does not happen during the week City Schools are on spring break. “And it’s just one more way that it makes it harder for some people to serve on Council,” Magill said. Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook said he would like to see the budget process moved up further so that Council could have more influence. The budget is introduced to the public the first week of every March. “There are places, particularly in Northern Virginia, where Council is involved in budget discussions by mid-December,” Snook said. “They’re not waiting until February or March and the practical effect of what we do is that our opportunity for actually commenting on things is compressed into about four weeks.” Snook said he would like to see the budget introduced in early February. Rogers said he would look into seeing if that could be accomplished, but it would leave for no break at all for budget staff. Hammill suggested holding budget development work sessions when needed. One such work session that comes to mind is the one last September when Council signaled its willingness to transfer a financial commitment for the West Main Streetscape toward school reconfiguration. That gave staff direction as they built the FY23 budget.Payne pointed out that Albemarle County has adopted their budget in May for the past two years. Rogers and Hammill said they would return with more options. For all of my stories on the budget process in Charlottesville, visit Information Charlottesville.Housekeeping notes for edition #416When will the next installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement? Good question. I can tell you there will be a Week Ahead out on Sunday as well as the Government Glance which is a look at what’s coming up in all of the localities across the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia. Reporting for today’s installment included a look-up on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records to learn a little more about the lawsuit filed by the former Police Chief. Today’s search only cost $2, but this is the kind of cost it takes to produce informational content that intends to keep you up to date. So, if you’re like to support this program which includes expenses like court reporting, consider a paid subscription through Substack. If do so, Ting will match your initial payment! And, if you sign up for their services through this link you’ll get a free standard install, your 2nd month free, and a $75 downtown mall gift card! Enter the promo code COMMUNITY for full effect. Music comes from the D.C. entity that currently goes by the name Wraki, selected randomly from a bin of basement-recorded cassette tapes. You can support that work by purchasing the album Regret Everything for whatever you would like to pay. Now, off to prepare for a trip to a different location in which I will continue to produce a couple editions of Charlottesville Community Engagement. It’s my pleasure to do so and I do hope you will help support me to keep this going for a long time come. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Talk of the Commonwealth
Acting Worcester City Manager Eric Batista talks Deadly Crash, 267 Mill Street, ARPA Money, and More

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 14:25


Acting Worcester City Manager Eric Batista talks Deadly Crash, 267 Mill Street, ARPA Money, and More. (August 2nd, 2022).

The Giving Town
From Librarian to City Manager - with Will Worthey

The Giving Town

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 54:04


From a young age, Will Worthey wanted nothing else but to be a librarian. After having many roles in multiple libraries throughout Scotland and the United States, Will finally landed his dream job in 2019 as Library Director of Newberg, Oregon's public library. The dream, however, was short-lived. In 2020, Covid-19 hit and the library was forced to have multiple closures for extended periods of time. Then, in 2021, there was a vacancy in the City Manager position. Will was asked to step in as interim City Manager and Will agreed with the condition that he would be able to resume his position as Library Director. However, instead of returning to the library, Will found himself as the permanent City Manager. This episode is the story of how Will's career led to this moment.As mentioned in the episode, you can check out The Joyful Roberts Group YouTube channel here.The Joyful Roberts GroupThe Joyful Roberts Group is a real estate team led by Daniel Roberts, host of The Giving Town.The Joyful Roberts Group The Joyful Roberts Group is a real estate team led by Daniel Roberts, host of The Giving Town.Support the show

The FCCMA Podcast
Episode #67: Monica Cepero – Discovering New Opportunities in your Career

The FCCMA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 31:18


Monica Cepero discusses the path that landed her as Broward County Administrator. From working for Jeb Bush to working for the City Manager of Tallahassee, she emphasizes going out of your comfort zone to maximize your career growth.

The FCCMA Podcast
Episode #68: Joyce Shanahan – Cautions and Tips for Growing Cities

The FCCMA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 22:29


City Manager of Ormond Beach Joyce Shanahan explores some of the challenges of public-private-partnership. She discusses civic engagement tactics and a legacy project for public safety.

The FCCMA Podcast
Episode #65: Deric C. Feacher – The Journey to a Successful City Transformation

The FCCMA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:12


Deric C. Feacher talks about his journey to becoming City Manager of Daytona Beach. Starting as a Communications Director for the City of Winter Haven, he discusses the transformation and the collaboration that took place within the city.

Flyover Conservatives
Kansas City has had 100 years of Democratic Rule… IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE. Elect Preston Smith

Flyover Conservatives

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 14:14


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Perspectives on City Management
Episode 16: A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships

Perspectives on City Management

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:11


Public schools are an important part of a municipality and many city managers work closely with their local school districts to ensure local students have the resources they need to succeed. The City of Boerne recently partnered with their local school district and the partnership has worked both ways. GUESTS:Ben Thatcher, City Manager, City of BoerneChris Shadrock, Communications Director, City of BoernePiper Adamson, Communications Intern, City of Boerne

KZYX News
Fort Bragg swears in new police chief, hires Interim City Manager

KZYX News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 6:29


July 26, 2022 — The Fort Bragg City Council swore in a new chief of police and hired another retired public employee as an interim city manager Monday night. Last month, the council bid farewell to Interim Police Chief John Naulty and Interim City Manager David Spaur, who were both serving for a limited time due to their retirements from public service. Last night, Neil Cervenka, formerly of Turlock, took his oath of office as the new chief. Cervenka thanked family and friends and pledged his loyalty to his new community, saying, “I commit to concern for this community and all the issues that affect it. I commit to compassion for all segments of this community regardless of status. And I commit to courage, to do the right thing, no matter if it's difficult.” In another key position, Peggy Ducey can put in 960 hours a year as Interim City Manager, in keeping with the rules of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). She will receive no benefits or any other form of compensation outside of an hourly rate of $76.30, starting July 26. And the council adopted a resolution to declare a Stage 1 water alert, asking for a citywide water conservation goal of 5% to 10% and prohibiting wasteful water use. Water customers are only supposed to irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays before 9am and after 6pm, and restaurants will only serve water upon request. Operations Manager John Smith told the council that water in the Noyo River, one of the city's three water sources, is diminishing. “The Noyo River is currently at 6 cubic feet per second,” he told the council on Monday. “It was 6.75 when I wrote this, which is still 4.3 million gallons a day, which sounds like a lot, but it's dropping about 1.5 cubic feet per week.” Smith added that the city's small desalination plant is ready to go as a last resort, and promised to keep working on the city goal of storing 60 million gallons, an estimated four months' supply. And officials are preparing for the next election, just a month after publishing results from the last election. City Clerk June Lemos told the council that the deadline to return nomination papers to run for Fort Bragg City Council has been extended to August 17, because Vice-Mayor Jessica Morsell-Haye is not seeking re-election. Council member Lindy Peters' papers have been certified, and he is qualified to be on the November ballot. The Council heard a number of reports, among them a draft of a feasibility study to diversify the local economy by developing the former Georgia Pacific Mill site. As its tourism-based economy crashed during COVID, the city received $137,000 in CARES Act money from the U.S. Economic Development Agency, plus a $10,000 California Sea Grant for the Blue Economy Symposium to develop new ideas to create sustainable jobs and industries. However, as Morsell-Haye pointed out, the former Georgia-Pacific mill site is not public property. “This study was initiated at a time when we were in negotiations for that property,” she said. “We're talking about uses on property that we do not control.” Last year, Mendocino Railway, or the Skunk Train, won an eminent domain case against Georgia Pacific and purchased 272 acres of the mill site property according to the terms of a stipulation for $1,230,000. Though the Skunk Train does not engage in interstate commerce, its lawyers claim that its status as a railroad means that it is subject to federal jurisdiction, which exempts it from local and state permitting regulations. In 2019, the company declared that it would not be seeking permits from the city of Fort Bragg to do work on the property, but that it was happy to make a donation to the city equal to the cost of a building permit. The City sued the Skunk, asking a local judge to declare that the railway is not a public utility, and to command it to comply with all city ordinances. The First District Court of Appeals briefly placed a stay on the case after Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Clay Brennan declined to throw it out, but the stay was dissolved after about five weeks. The City and the Skunk are scheduled to be back in court for a case management conference in September. On Monday night, Chris Hart, of Mendocino Railway, called in to the City Council meeting to complain that his company made only a brief appearance in a document concerning land it owns. “I do feel that Mendocino Railway's perspective could have been more incorporated,” he said. “It is concerning that even though we are a local company that owns much of the land and is trying to invest millions, we're not considered a stakeholder or an asset. Instead we're shown as an obstacle. The study states that we interfered with the City's verbal agreement with GP when we used eminent domain in the summer of 2021. It makes no mention of the City's interference five months earlier.” Last year, the City Council wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, urging it not to award a railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing loan to Mendocino Railway. Skunk Train lawyers sent the City a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue for defamation. In another update, the council also heard from Parents and Friends Incorporated, a non-profit organization that is building a four-bedroom residential care facility on Cypress Street for people with developmental disabilities or age-related disabilities like Alzheimers or dementia. The organization received a $3.6 million Community Development Block Grant for the project, which started construction in April of this year. The deadline is May 31 of next year, and they expect to be finished in February. The Council also heard a report from consultant Marie Jones about the Eagles Hall, a well-loved venue that is currently in escrow with an unknown potential buyer. Council member Tess Albin Smith was concerned that the building could be “razed to the ground,” but Jones told her that it would probably be expensive to tear down, and it's a historical landmark, which means the city's planning department and council would have to sign off on a demolition. There is enough parking for four living units, but, like so much else about the status of the property, nothing is known about the plans for its future.

Talk of the Commonwealth
Acting City Manager Eric Batista on 267 Mill Street Debacle, Inclusionary Zoning, Drought, and More

Talk of the Commonwealth

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 12:07


Acting City Manager Eric Batista on 267 Mill Street Debacle, Inclusionary Zoning, Drought, and More. (July 26th, 2022).

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast
Running Amazing Council Meetings

The Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 38:47


This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews Ann Macfarlane of Jurassic Parliment.  A candid conversation about Robert's Rules of Order How Jurassic Parliament was started Key principles and guidelines to running great meetings Inspired leadership And, much more   7 Steps to an Amazing City:   Attitude Motivation Attention to Detail Zing Inclusiveness Neighborhood Empowerment Green Awareness   Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode.   Links Mentions During Show:   Mastering Council Meetings:  Shop - Jurassic Parliament https://jurassicparliament.com/ AmazingCities.org AmazingCities.org/podcast to be a guest on the podcast   About  Ann Macfarlane Like many of you, I learned about Robert's Rules of Order by accident. In 1999 I became president of the American Translators Association. I picked up the book and was horrified by how long and complicated it was. I wanted to give up, but our bylaws said, “Meetings shall be run according to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised Latest Edition.” So I kept on reading and studying as I attended board meetings. Eventually I realized that there is a core to Robert's Rules of Order that is critical to good meetings. In my opinion, anyone who masters the key principles and guidelines can run great meetings—meetings that are fair, efficient, and democratic. Those principles are not hard to learn, they're just different. That core is what we offer you here in Jurassic Parliament. I've loved volunteering and governance all my life. They are an essential part of what makes America great. When you volunteer on a nonprofit board, serve as an elected official, or volunteer for your community, your service is an important gift to your neighbors and to our society. It is an honor to assist you in that endeavor. About Your Host, Jim Hunt: Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.   Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”   Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.   Today, Jim speaks to 1000's of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.   Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.   Amazing City Resources:   Buy Jim's Popular Books: The Amazing City: 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City: https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/the-amazing-city-7-steps-to-creating-an-amazing-city   Bottom Line Green: How America's Cities and Saving the Planet (And Money Too) https://www.amazingcities.org/product-page/bottom-line-green-how-america-s-cities-are-saving-the-planet-and-money-too   FREE White Paper: “10 Steps to Revitalize Your Downtown” AmazingCities.org/10-Steps   Hire Jim to Speak at Your Next Event: Tell us about your event and see if dates are available at AmazingCities.org/Speaking   Hire Jim to Consult with Your City or Town: Discover more details at https://www.amazingcities.org/consulting   Discuss Your Business Opportunity/Product to Help Amazing Cities: Complete the form at https://www.amazingcities.org/business-development   A Special Thanks to Bearing Advisors for the support of this podcast:  www.BearingAdvisors.Net                                                   

Management Matters Podcast
Public Governance and Engagement Challenges in City Government with TC Broadnax

Management Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 34:34


On this episode, we welcome TC Broadnax, City Manager of Dallas, Texas and Academy Fellow, to discuss his journey in public service, engagement with the public at the local level, and collaboration across sectors and governments.Support the Podcast Today at:donate@napawash.org or 202-347-3190Music Credits: Sea Breeze by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

The KGEZ Good Morning Show
Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith 7-18-2022

The KGEZ Good Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 13:21


Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith connected with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell during the KGEZ Good Morning Show Glacier Bank Community Conversation on Monday July 18, 2022 to remark on the housing update, summer visitation and ongoing Climate Action Plans.

GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government
#527 Infrastructure & Leadership Training with Denise Bevan, Palm Coast, FL

GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 52:51


Preparation and service. Denise Bevan the City Manager of the City of Palm Coast, Florida joined the podcast to discuss her career path from environmental planner to City Manager. She talked about the history of Palm Coast and the infrastructure challenges the City deals with. She shared an internal leadership training program used to develop and retain staff. She also discussed her time as interim City Manager and the transition to taking on the role permanently. Host: Ben Kittelson

St. Louis on the Air
Corruption-riddled St. Louis should move to professional management, says city manager

St. Louis on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 23:23


Glendale City Administrator Benjamin DeClue says that the St. Louis region has “become a poster child for political corruption.” To solve that problem, he argues, St. Louis and St. Louis County should adopt a council-manager form of government.