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Eric Garcetti’s LA Legacy: Listening, Humility, and Strength

Los Angeles’ mayor was raised with the understanding that public service is listening. So now he listens to his community and wants to make Los Angeles a place of opportunity for the California Dream.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  December 17, 2019
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TV's Ed O’Keefe on Preserving the Past and Defining the Future

From reporting on congress to building the first mobile streaming news network, small-town, North Dakotan Ed O’Keefe has extensive media experience. And as CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, O’Keefe is creating an experience that preserves and shares Roosevelt’s legacy.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  December 3, 2019
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Indiana’s First Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Brings Small-Town Background

Blair Milo has accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. It all stems from her passion for serving others and ensuring their success through creating opportunities.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  November 19, 2019
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Empowering Students to Ensure a Better Future

Kirsten Baesler's passion for education and students is undeniable. With creativity and determination, she is empowering students by ensuring their voices are heard.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  November 5, 2019
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Former Top County CIO Leads With Perseverance

When helping people is your core motivation, failure is not an option.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  October 22, 2019
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A Pioneer for Women in Politics: She Persists

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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  October 1, 2019
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From College DJ to King County's Coalition Builder

Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  September 18, 2019
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Plano's Jobs Mayor: Cars, Planes, and Throwing Boxes

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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  September 3, 2019
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From Wall Street to City Hall: The Woman Who Shocked Philadelphia Politics

Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  August 20, 2019
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The Future Is Here, and It's Not Scary

One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  August 6, 2019
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The Comeback Queen of State Politics

Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  July 23, 2019
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The Mayors Changing Local Government's Status Quo

They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  July 9, 2019
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Chris Castro Wants You to Rethink Government and the Environment

His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 25, 2019
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Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Is Unapologetic

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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 11, 2019
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