Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 01: See What You Can Become

Episode Summary

In this episode of United Front, Bonnie Svrcek, city manager of Lynchburg, VA, opens up about her career and also discusses various aspects of women in the workplace.

Episode Notes

Bonnie Svrcek, city manager of Lynchburg, Virginia, is the first female city manager for her community. She also became the second woman ICMA president in ICMA's history. A true groundbreaker for women in the local government management profession. In this episode of United Front (powered by TownCloud), Svrcek opens up in the first half about her early career in the profession, talks about her time as ICMA president, and asks women to see what they can become as leaders in the profession. She also discusses women in the workplace, including the challenges and barriers to female leadership, the importance of inviting men to join the conversation about getting more women into the CAO role, building equity and inclusivity within the organization, sexual harassment, and more.

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