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July 20, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM ET: View Video

Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture

Inclusion and accessibility, means better understanding and addressing the issues around disability, accessibility and the “stigma” surrounding mental health. Join Michael Boynton, Town Manager, Medway, MA, Trish Stiles, Town Administrator, Bennett, CO and Melissa Wiley, Deputy Town Administrator, Erie, CO for a candid conversation about the challenges and mind shift needed to be truly inclusive as a local government organization and community as well as becoming aware of opportunities to increase accessibility for all.


  • Michael Boyton, Town Manager Medway, Massachusetts
  • Trish Stiles, Town Administrator Bennett, Colorado
  • Melissa Wiley, Deputy Town Administrator Erie, Colorado

June 15, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM ET: View Video

The LGBTQIA+ Experience in Local Government

Join a panel of local government leaders who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community to explore the professional challenges they face and their role in helping communities expand inclusiveness and equity.


  • Steve Ruger, Deputy City Manager, City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  • Pam Davis, Assistant City Manager, City of Boulder, Colorado
  • Alexander (Alex) D. McIntyre, City Manager, City of San Buenaventura (Ventura), California
  • Eric Osterberg, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Steve Rogers, Town Manager, Yountville, California

May 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM ET: View Video

Asian American Experience in Local Government Part 2: Pioneers in our Hometowns (Asian-Pacific Heritage Month)

ICMA and I-NAPA present a conversation with early and mid-career Asian and Asian American professionals about challenges and opportunities as they establish leadership roles in local government.


  • Genesis Gavino, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Dallas, Texas
  • Tadayoshi Kawawa, Finance Officer, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County General Sessions Court
  • Hyun Kim, City Manager, City of Fife, Washington
  • Aishwarya Kumar, Operations Analyst, City Manager’s Office, City of Decatur, Georgia
  • Neha Subramanyam, Policy Analyst, City of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Elaine Wang, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Barre, Vermont
  • Ed Shikada, Moderator

May 12, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM ET: View Video

Coming Out of the Darkness: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

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  • Helaine Zack MME Manager in Transition Counselor
  • Thomas Wieczorek, Director Center for Public Safety Management LLC

April 21, 2021, 12:30-1:30 PM ET: View Video

Asian-American Experience in Local Government


  • Pat Martel, ICMA West Coast Regional Director (moderator)
  • Mona Miyasato, County Executive, County of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Charles Ozaki, Senior Advisor, Colorado City and County Management Association
  • Ed Shikada, ICMA Executive Board Member and I-NAPA Interim President
  • Kathleen Yang-Calyton, Clinical Assistant Professor | Director of Civic Partnerships Department of Public Administration | University of Illinois at Chicago.

March 16, 2021: View Video

To commemorate National Women’s History Month, our next Living History conversation will be with three women pioneer managers in the profession.


  • Sherry Suttles
  • Peggy Merriss
  • Valerie Lemmie

February 22, 2021: View Video

Sy Murray and Marc Ott:  A conversation with Marc Ott, ICMA’s first black Executive Director and Sy Murray, ICMA’s first black President