During a time when it was rare for women to seek office, Jo Ann Davidson ran for city council in 1965. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives.
Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.
Haitian born mayor Harry LaRosiliere is now serving his second term of a city of a quarter million people, which has attracted the likes of Toyota, FedEx, and Boeing.
Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.
One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.
Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.
They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.
His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.
The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.
For the fifth year, a group of mayors at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, played 'shark' as they judged a handful of civic-minded startups that sought to solve hard city problems.
The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.
By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."
Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.
Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.
St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.
A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.
Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.
North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.