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Valerie Lemmie

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History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Director of Exploratory Research
Kettering Foundation
Director
Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council
District Director
Congressman Mike Turner's Office
Commissioner
Ohio Public Utilities Commission
Scholar-in-Residence
The Charles F. Kettering Foundation
City Manager
City of Cincinnati Ohio
City Manager
City of Dayton, Ohio
City Manager
City of Petersburg, Virginia
Director
Department of Environmental Services
City of Arlington, Virginia
Assistant Professor
Howard University
Deputy Director
Department of Consumer/Regulatory Affairs
Government of the District of Columbia
Assistant to the Director
Department of Consumer/Regulatory Affairs
Government of the District of Columbia
Project Director
Minority Business Development Services
One America, Inc
Special Assistant
Office of Business and Economic Development
Financial Policy Analyst/Course Manager
Office of Comptroller
Labor Department (on assignment from Kansas City, Missouri)
Primary Policy Areas

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation

Fostering a Robust Democracy with Valerie Lemmie

Season: 1 Episode:25 | October 05, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Valerie Lemmie, Former City Manager, Current Director of Exploratory Research at the Kettering Foundation, and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in public administration, lessons learned on the job including difficult leadership decisions, fostering a citizen-centered democracy, and maintaining a healthy democracy through citizen engagement.

With Valerie Lemmie, former City Manager, Current Director of Exploratory Research at the Kettering Foundation, and Academy Fellow

Topics Include:

  • Valerie's journey in public service from "young idealist" to learning the mechanics of governmental organization and institutionalizing necessary changes
  • The importance of staff work, and how she learned quality is more important the quantity
  • Managing daily crises and sticking to the courage of her convictions
  • The challenges of organizational change
  • Valerie's experience at the Kettering Foundation: Ensuring citizen engagement and adapting and taking advantage of remote work

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