Local Gov Life - Season 3

Making A Difference

Season 3 of Local Gov Life focuses on how professional local government management makes a difference in communities across the county. This season we talk with three professional local government managers and administrators, an elected official, and a community stakeholder. 

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Episode 1: Jane Brautigam Explains How She "Fell in Love" with Local Government

In this episode of “Making a Difference," Brautigam discusses how she "fell in love" with local government, as well as the challenges of diversifying a community and creating more affordable housing. 

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Episode 2: It's a Rewarding Profession

In this episode of “Making a Difference,"We sit down with Carl Valente and discuss the current state of the local government management profession and why it feels great to make a difference in people’s lives.

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Episode 3: The Rewards of Adopting the Council-Manager Form of Government

In this episode of “Making a Difference," we sit down with Robert Fortner, community stakeholder and activist for the council-manager form of government.

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Episode 4: Bertha Henry Believes There Is Nothing More Rewarding Than Public Service

In this episode, Henry talks about the challenges her community has faced—from natural disasters to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida—and how it has brought people together.

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