Local Gov Life - Season 2

Local Gov Life highlights successful programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Stories of Crisis and Resilience

Compelling stories of local government professionals and how they overcame the disruptive challenges in their community – both personal and professional.

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Episode 1: Reacting, Recovering & Rebuilding from a Hurricane Disaster

Business administrator of Tom's River, NJ, Paul Shives, looks back at preparedness and response efforts from the worst natural disaster in the state's history.   

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Episode 2: When a Public Health Crisis Comes to Town

Former city manager, A.C. Gonzalez, and public information officer, Sana Syed, cover how they navigated the Ebola crisis that struck Dallas three years ago.

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Episode 3: When a Tornado Strikes Your Community

Tim Gleason, former city manager of Washington, Illinois, discusses how he managed the crisis of an EF-4 tornado striking his community.

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Episode 4: Navigating Through a Municipal Bankruptcy

Kurt Wilson,city manager of Stockton, California, discusses his city's fiscal crisis and what steps were required for the city to become financially viable again

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Episode 5: An Earthquake and its Aftermath in New Zealand

Simon Markham describes how his New Zealand community continues to rebuild seven years after a devastating earthquake.

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Episode 6: Resilience in the Aftermath of September 11th

Prof. Patrick Malone reflects on the leadership lessons he learned first hand in the wake of 9/11 and how local governments are applying these lessons on a daily basis.

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Episode 7: Fighting the Threat of Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

Assistant city manager of Miami Beach, Susanne Torriente, describes how the city is fighting to keep the community afloat.

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