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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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