Life, Well Run Especially During Crisis

As many communities are struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew we are reminded that preparation is key.  But also that several success stories have come out of crises. These are some of the best and most inspirational from the Life, Well Run archives: Philadelphia benefited greatly from its extra investment to leverage its 311 non-emergency communication tool into…  Read More…

Photo Contest Winners Look Forward to KC Conference

The potential for positive community impact clearly motivates the three passionate MPA graduates who won travel stipends to attend the 102nd Annual ICMA Conference in this Summer’s Life, Well Run Student Photo Contest. The pictures submitted by several graduate-level students depict how professional local governments impact communities in positive ways. “My motivation for public service stems…  Read More…

meeting photo in Marana

Success Story Map Features Marana, AZ

Our recent call for success stories netted a good example of citizen engagement from the Town of Marana, AZ. Town Manager Gilbert Davidson, an ICMA Credentialed Manager and recipient of the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence award from ACMA (Arizona City Managers’ Association), worked with his staff to come up with a new model. Tony Hunter,…  Read More…