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Local Gov Life

Summary: ICMA is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing professional local government management throughout the world. Local Gov Life is a mix of stories, insights, and advice from local government leaders.

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 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 09 - A Fireside Chat with Ernie and Joe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:35

In this fireside chat, our featured guest was Joe Smarro, who co-stars with Ernie Stevens in Jenifer McShane’s Emmy Award winning HBO documentary “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.” Joe spoke powerfully about his experience as a Mental Health Peace Officer in the San Antonio Police Department with a consistent theme of seeing every person as a human, from a place of compassion and empathy. Together with our subject matter experts in law enforcement leadership, public policy, and local government, Joe fostered a rich conversation highlighting points as diverse as how to initiate and implement a crisis intervention policing program to the challenges and opportunities around serving citizens with mental health issues to the often unacknowledged mental health needs of police officers. Each panelist offered powerful insights from their respective places of influence, and the conversation was rich and substantial.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 08 - Improving Equity with the Right Tools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:16

This webinar highlights tools local governments can implement to address and improve internal and external inequities. Participants will understand why equity tools are important, learn about the tools some of local governments are using, and how to right-size them to implement in their own organizations. This webinar, hosted by ICMA, was developed in partnership with Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 07 - Policing, Public Safety, and Equity: Evidence and Insight for Better Policymaking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:32

Public Agenda’s Hidden Common Ground on Race and Police Reform examined public opinion on many of the most pressing questions prompted by the tragic murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, including policing bias, use of force, and militarization as well as how policing fits into the priorities of communities and the broader effects of racism in society. This webinar addresses the scientific evidence behind these questions with a particular focus on the downstream impacts and lived experiences of marginalized and underrepresented communities who are often disproportionately affected by these issues. This webinar, hosted by Public Agenda, was developed in partnership with ICMA.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 23 - COVID-19 Mass Vaccination: Preliminary Guidance for Local Government Leaders and Managers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:29

On September 16, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), released the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations. With this publication’s release the clock is ticking for state and local entities to prepare for the rollout of potential vaccines for the disease caused by the novel new coronavirus. This teleconference offered advice and guidance for local government leaders and managers on (1) what is in the playbook and (2) strategies for preparing your community, jurisdiction, and staff now for a mass vaccination program against COVID-19.

 Local Gov Life – S06 Episode 05: Building Trust During Divisive Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

This episode comes at a critical moment as divisiveness within our communities seems to be at an all time high. Though this episode was recorded before the most recent crises, our speakers provide examples of the importance of trust both with staff and residents. You will hear strategies for navigating a divisive situation and building trust inside and outside your organization. Leaders will outline skills you can start implementing right now. This episode features Frank Benest, ICMA Liason for Next Generation Initiatives, and former City Manager for Palo Alto, California, Wanda Page, Deputy City Manager of Durham, North Carolina, and Scott Morelli, City Manager of South Portland, Maine.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 22 - The Accelerated Shift to Cloud Software in Local Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:30

This webinar focused on how local governments need to go digital with modern strategies, processes, and technology.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 21 - City Health Dashboard: Using Data to Guide Your Jurisdiction's COVID-19 Response | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:25

This webinar’s focus is on the City Health Dashboard's new COVID Local Risk Index, a new measure of COVID risk and severity for cities - and neighborhoods within them-that provides this needed granular data.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 06 - The Two Pandemics: Systemic Racism and COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:07

This 90-minute webinar featured subject matter experts from local government who shared Information on the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and the longstanding racial disparities that have led to systemic and structural inequity.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 05 - Transforming Law Enforcement to Address Public Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:44

During this webinar, a panel of national experts looked at the history which led up to the 21st Policing report and covered highlights that remain applicable today. But for communities that want to look at reforming, improving, or “defunding” police in various tasks – they also discussed how to go about it, eg., reallocating some police resources to bring in social workers, EMS responders, mental health specialists, and other professionals able to respond to emergency calls.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 04 - Conversation with Valerie Lemmie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:53

Valerie Lemmie gives us more insight into her time as Cincinnati city manager during the aftermath of the 2001 Timothy Thomas shooting, her lessons learned during that time of social unrest, and what she envisions as the path forward.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 20 - From Relief to Resilience: Supporting Small Businesses During & After COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:47

This webinar discussed, how to define your relief program’s criteria, best practices in ensuring your approach is flexible, equitable, and reportable, and share lessons learned in serving others when they need it most.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 01 - New Executive Order on Law Enforcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:43

National experts explain the implications of President Trump’s New Executive Order on Law Enforcement and how it relates to local government police reform efforts.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 19 - The Public Health Crisis and Racial Inequities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:03

This webinar’s focus is on the pandemic, economic crisis, and racial justice protests and how these events highlight the larger public health disparities in our communities of color.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 18 - Recreation Leading Recovery: Strategic Planning For the Rebound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:00

This episode addresses the key considerations and factors for re-opening and utilizing community assets as a piece of your community recovery strategy.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 17 - Sharpening the Focus on Social Equity to Make Strategic Budget Decisions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:36

This presentation focused on the key factors, best practices, and tools for maintaining and improving equity as a piece of your budget strategy.


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