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GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 209 Ratings

GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

    Culture of Innovation in Local Government with Brian Elms, Change Agents Training

    Culture of Innovation in Local Government with Brian Elms, Change Agents Training

    Brian Elms is the Founder of Change Agents Training, author of Peak Performance, and the former Director of Peak Academy and Analytics for the City and County of Denver. Brian joined the podcast to discuss innovation in local government. He shared how to start the process of innovation, the importance of subtraction in processes, and strategies to lead your team in change management.
    Host: Rafael Baptista

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Grants Pass v. Johnson and a Utopian California City - GovLove Island

    Grants Pass v. Johnson and a Utopian California City - GovLove Island

    Housing and homelessness. The GovLove Co-hosts joined together in a grand experiment they are calling GovLove Island to discuss two of the latest topics in the local government world. First, they discussed the recent Grants Pass v. Johnson ruling from the Supreme Court. They chatted about what the court ruled, how it impacts local governments, and the complicated problem of homelessness for communities. Then, the panel chatted about a utopian proposal for a new city in California's Solano County. They talked about the proposal, what it might mean for some of the housing challenges in California, and the tradeoffs with investing in other communities.
    Grants Pass v. Johnson:
    Supreme Court Upholds Ordinance Prohibiting Camping & Sleeping on Public Property Supreme Court Overrules Martin v. Boise in Important Homeless Encampment Case City of Grants Pass v. Johnson East Solano Plan:
    The Silicon Valley Elite Who Want to Build a City From Scratch Tech-billionaire promises for a new city, from roads to water, are worth hundreds of millions of dollars — if they’re binding The East Solano Plan Panel: Dan Bolin, Meredith Reynolds, Lauren Palmer, and Ben Kittelson

    • 55 min
    Parks Make Life Better with Lydie Gutfeld, San Bernadino, CA

    Parks Make Life Better with Lydie Gutfeld, San Bernadino, CA

    Lydie Gutfeld, Director of Park, Recreation, and Community Services for the City of San Bernardino, California joined the podcast in honor of Parks Make Life Better month. She talked about her career path getting into parks, career accomplishments, and the transition to being a Director. She also discussed emerging trends in the parks and recreation field and cheerleading.
    Host: Meredith Reynolds

    • 1 hr 4 min
    From Elected Official to Staff with Sandy Spang, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments

    From Elected Official to Staff with Sandy Spang, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments

    Sandy Spang, Executive Director at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, joined the podcast to discuss her transition from elected official to local government staff. She shared her career journey from small business owner to an elected City Council member to working in economic development for the City of Toledo. She discussed her career accomplishments and how each career has impacted her current role as an Executive Director at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.
    Host: Lauren Palmer

    • 41 min
    Youth-Centric Neighborhood Planning with Dave Walker, Detroit, MI

    Youth-Centric Neighborhood Planning with Dave Walker, Detroit, MI

    Dave Walker, Design Director for the City of Detroit, Michigan, joined the podcast from the APA National Planning Conference to discuss the award-winning Cody Rouge and Warrendale Neighborhood Plan. This neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of children in Detroit and the City wanted the next generation to shape the neighborhood plan. He shared important elements of the plan, how the planning process incorporated youth, and the desired outcomes of the plan.
    Host: Dan Bolin

    • 45 min
    Curating Professional Development with Jessica Deakyne and John Stefanski

    Curating Professional Development with Jessica Deakyne and John Stefanski

    Curating Professional Development with Jessica Deakyne and John StefanskiTwo guests joined the podcast to discuss curating professional development. Jessica Deakyne is the Assistant City Manager at the City of Novato, CA and John Stefanski is the Assistant City Manager at the City of San Rafael, CA. They discussed the importance of professional organizations, the UpNext professional development program, and why local government should invest in professional development.
    Host: Meredith Reynolds

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Cnacious ,

This is in my wheelhouse

As a public administrator I thoroughly enjoy these conversations. Thank you!

crneilsen ,

Great, informative

As a new professional as a city administrator, I’ve found this podcast to be incredibly helpful, with great speakers. Perfect for my commute to work !

us2centralAm ,

Stop w/the long lightning rounds pls

Many of the topics have shared pertinent info, but I question why so much time is spent on the long winded multiple question lightning rounds. I believe the meat of the topics often times is a long wait, and the lightning rounds lead onto longer discussions that are often awkward and not pertinent.

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