Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - United Front Episode 02: Step Out of Your Box, Step Out of Your Office

Episode Summary

In this episode of United Front, Dana Muscott, city manager of Bay City, MI, opens up about the importance of work/life balance and why it's okay to just say no.

Episode Notes

Dana Muscott is the first female city manager of Bay City, Michigan. In this episode of United Front, a special season of Local Gov Life, Muscott opens up about the criticism she has received about her education credentials - and how she overcame it; the management of a big career and a family; how to remain grounded in the CAO role; as well as the importance of mentorship in the profession. She also discusses why she chooses a hands-on approach as a local government leader with both her employees and the community - stating that everyone needs to have a voice - "so step out of your box, step out of your office!"

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