Life, Well Run Video Library

Welcome to the Life, Well Run video library. Here, you’ll find videos of elected officials, business leaders, and community members talking about the role and value of professional local government managers in shaping communities we’re proud to call home.

We encourage you to use these videos to show support for or raise awareness of professional local government management in your community. You can customize some of them by adding interviews with elected officials or business and civic leaders from your state. To obtain the templates, contact Ellen Foreman, campaign manager, at 202-962-3511 or LifeWellRun@icma.org.

The official video of the Life, Well Run campaign:

Student Video Contest

ICMA student chapters have produced videos on the theme “A Day in the Life.” The videos feature professional local government managers and staff; a process that improves the community; a well-run local government; or a community leader. Check out student video entries on our You Tube channel

Campaign Videos

The videos in this collection have been produced by ICMA and the Life, Well Run campaign. They provide insight into the work of professional local government managers and the relationship between the managers and the elected officials and community they serve. The videos were filmed in the Life, Well Run pilot communities of Seguin and San Antonio, TX, and Woodridge, Lake County, and Glenview, IL, as well as in a few other locations around the country.

Videos from ICMA Members

These videos have been produced by ICMA members in communities participating in the Life, Well Run campaign. Each video uses the video template created by the campaign and showcases the work of professional local government management in these communities.

Related Videos

These videos have been produced by local government organizations and individuals, and highlight important topics facing communities and local governments. Some of these videos feature individual professional local government managers describing what they like about their jobs and what drew them to the profession.

You can also find these videos on the official Life, Well Run YouTube channel.