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.

Life, Well Run

The flagship video from the Life, Well Run campaign. It focuses on the things we take for granted, and the role that professional local government management plays in building communities we’re proud to call home.

Seguin Lives РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

A time-lapse video of Seguin, TX, highlighting the places that make residents of Seguin proud to call their community home. Seguin was a pilot community for the Life, Well Run Campaign.

San Antonio Lives РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

Time-lapse video of San Antonio, TX, highlighting the places that make San Antonians proud to call their community home. San Antonio was a pilot community for the Life, Well Run Campaign.

Seguin, TX: A Proud, Professionally-Managed Community РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

Community members and officials talk about how professional local government management makes Seguin a place they are proud to call home.

San Antonio: A Proud, Professionally-Managed Community РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

Elected and appointed officials, and business and civic leaders discuss why they value professional local government management.

Seguin, TX: A Partnership for Success РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

This video explains how local government works in Seguin: a partnership between the city manager, elected officials, business community, and residents.

San Antonio: A Partnership for Success РLoneStar EMMY® Nominee

This video highlights how San Antonio’s elected officials work together with the city manager for the good of the city.

A Lovely Place to Call Home: Professional Local Government Managers and Your Quality of Life

This video explains how professional local government managers improve quality of life. Elected officials, business, and community leaders from the Life, Well Run communities of Glenview, Woodridge, and Lake County, IL, are featured.

Why Should You Care? Professional Local Government Managers and Your Community

Why having a professional local government manager in the community where you live and work matters. The video features leaders from Lake County, Glenview, and Woodridge, Illinois.

Businesses and Professional Government Managers: A Partnership that Works

Professional local government managers help create a business-friendly environment in Lake County and the villages of Glenview and Woodridge. Community leaders in Illinois speak about the importance of working with a professional local government manager.

Why Should You Support the Life, Well Run Campaign?

ICMA members talk about why they support and donate to the Life, Well Run campaign.

Elected Officials and Local Government Managers: A Powerful Partnership in Building Strong Communities

Community leaders in Illinois describe how professional local government managers help elected officials further their policy goals and vision, and by working together, improve the quality of life in their communities.

Local Governments and Regional Partnerships

The importance of having a professional local government manager who knows how to work with other jurisdictions in the region cannot be understated. Hear why from local leaders who also describe how their communities and residents benefit.

Local Government Management: A Career Choice to Make a Difference

Looking for a career where you can see the difference you make? that makes an immediate impact in people’s lives? That provides immense satisfaction and real challenges? Learn why these community leaders became professional local government managers.

Professional Local Government Managers: Building Communities We’re Proud to Call Home

Community leaders in Illinois speak about the value that professional local government managers bring to their communities.