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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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.
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.
Tim Gleason, former city manager of Washington, Illinois, discusses how he managed the crisis of an EF-4 tornado striking his community.
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
Simon Markham describes how his New Zealand community continues to rebuild seven years after a devastating earthquake.
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.
Assistant city manager of Miami Beach, Susanne Torriente, describes how the city is fighting to keep the community afloat.