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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).

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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).

    #337 Remote Public Meetings & COVID-19 with Lindsay Lara, San Rafael, CA

    #337 Remote Public Meetings & COVID-19 with Lindsay Lara, San Rafael, CA

    From public comment to live broadcasting. Lindsay Lara, the City Clerk for the City of San Rafael, California, joined the podcast to discuss how the City Clerk and Digital Services teams set up public meetings in an age of social distancing. She talked about the changes to public meetings rules in California and how residents of San Rafael are still able to participate through YouTube comments.
    Host: Kirsten Wyatt

    • 39 min
    #336 Digital Communications and COVID-19 Response in King County, WA

    #336 Digital Communications and COVID-19 Response in King County, WA

    Strategy and public health information. Warren Kagarise, Digital Engagement Manager, and Colette Cosner, Public Health Digital Lead, from King County, Washington joined the podcast to talk about communicating during COVID-19. King County has been one of the epicenters of the outbreak and has been dealing with cases since February. They shared their tips for communication strategy, keeping residents informed, and self-care in a time of pandemic.
    Host: Kirsten Wyatt

    • 56 min
    #335 Public Health & COVID-19 Response with Sarah Martin, mySidewalk

    #335 Public Health & COVID-19 Response with Sarah Martin, mySidewalk

    Data science for public service. Sarah Martin, the Vice President of Health Solutions for mySidewalk and former Deputy Director of the Kansas City Health Department, joined the podcast to talk about the role of public health and responding to disease. She talked about the policy role of public health departments and how they are responding to COVID-19. Sarah also discussed her work for mySidewalk and shared the resources for local governments they are providing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Host: Ben Kittelson

    • 49 min
    #334 Fiscally Sustainable Planning with Kevin Shepherd and AJ Fawver

    #334 Fiscally Sustainable Planning with Kevin Shepherd and AJ Fawver

    Changing how communities are built. Two people joined the podcast from Verdunity, a planning, engineering, and engagement firm focused on fiscal sustainability. Kevin Shepherd, the Founder and CEO, and AJ Fawver, Program Leader, talked about the mission of Verdunity, how cities can build better places, and the cost of maintaining infrastructure. 
    Host: Kirsten Wyatt

    • 50 min
    #333 Engagement, Arts, and Cities with Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts

    #333 Engagement, Arts, and Cities with Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts

    Intersection of community development and arts. Lynn Osgood, the Executive Director of Civic Arts Austin, joined the podcast to talk about bringing arts and culture into the way cities are built. She discussed some example projects of how artists have helped communities with visioning and design. 
    This is part of ELGL's Creative Community, a partnership with ArtPlace America and Civic Arts to write, explore, share, and learn about creative placemaking.
    Host: Kirsten Wyatt

    • 46 min
    #332 Building Inclusive Communities with Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Oregon Metro

    #332 Building Inclusive Communities with Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Oregon Metro

    It does not happen by accident. Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez from Oregon Metro, the regional government for the Portland, Oregon area, joined the podcast to talk about his choice to run for office and how to build inclusive communities. He talked about engaging with residents to ensure local government meets their needs and a ballot measure for dealing with homelessness. Councilor Gonzalez also discussed how Metro is working on transportation and affordable housing.
    Host: Kent Wyatt

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

TheHaga5 ,

Highlights the best of local gov peeps

I’m not sure what I love more, the in-depth discussions that provide real insights and useful, tangible actions or the breadth of topics that demonstrate the diversity of how local gov impacts lives. Or just that the format is so fun and accessible. Regardless, it is a valuable resource.

Brandoncito ,

It just keeps improving

Seriously. I’ve been a subscriber for what feels like ages and all they do is get better. Better guests, better audio quality, better content. They are dedicated to giving insight into how all politics are local.

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10/10 would recommend — even for non-government related people!

As someone who’s worked for government and is now on the side of helping governments work better, the information in these podcasts are extremely beneficial in finding ways to do just that — amazing quality and work for the time put in!

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