"They’ll always be my little towns": a city manager retires

Dave Childs has been a local-government professional for 43 years. In announcing his retirement to Palmdale, Calif., officials this week, he captured many of the reasons why this is not just a job but a calling for so many of us. Thanks for putting it...

Want to innovate in local government? Do this first.

The following post first appeared on Voices of the Governing Institute. From open-data projects to predictive policing, everyone in local government wants to innovate right now. Ours is a golden age for innovation, with technology enabling government leaders to radically change the way they do...

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