Austin Mayor Steve Adler and several other city leaders discuss their experience at this year's South by Southwest conference.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Ind., and Mayor Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento spoke on a special SXSW preview episode of Governing's newest podcast, Go Public.
A health crisis in Alabama led officials to an unconventional solution: Hand out cash to change citizen behavior.
On the night of the mass shooting, Kristin Jacobs was in the room as parents received news about missing children. "If you were in that room," she says, "how could you let nothing happen?"
NYCx and Urban-X have similar names but different models for coming up with better ways to deliver government services.
Susana Mendoza was just 28 years old when she was first elected. Now she oversees how her former colleagues are spending their state's money.
“I grew up believing that’s what you do, that when a problem arises it’s your civic duty to step in and fashion a solution for your community."
Activist Glynda Carr discusses the growing political power of black women.
Debbie Walsh says the wave of women elected this year is a sign of bigger things to come.
Four cities -- Pittsburgh, St. Paul, the District of Columbia and San Francisco -- field-tested collaborative approaches to paying for things that cities need.
"Most local governments are run by white men, so there hasn’t needed to be a conversation about what diversity looks like."
Marian Orr, the first female mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., exemplifies the power of social media.
Kanika Tomalin's roots help her understand economic issues better than your average public official.
The first black woman elected to the Kentucky state House in almost 20 years says she gets the label sometimes for simply speaking her mind.
Jennifer Lawless is optimistic about the wave of women thinking about running for office -- but only tepidly.