Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - S03 Episode 01: Jane Brautigam Explains How She "Fell in Love" with Local Government

Episode Summary

To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, ICMA launches a new season of its Local Gov Life podcast series called “Making a Difference.”

Episode Notes

Jane Brautigam has been city manager of Boulder, Colorado, since 2008 and is the first woman manager in the city's 90-plus-year history. Brautigam started out in the legal profession and then engaged with local government to eventually become manager of one of the most beloved and recognizable cities in the United States. In this episode of “Making a Difference," (powered by Capella University), Brautigam discusses how she "fell in love" with local government, as well as the challenges of diversifying a community and creating more affordable housing. She also discusses what being a professional local government manager means to her.

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