“Small-City Management Experience: Does It Matter for Getting and Keeping the Large-City Managerial Job?” (October 2011)
Author James Thurmond (University of Houston) discusses his article (December 2010, Vol. 42, No. 3) with SLGR Managing Editor J. Edwin Benton and graduate students Crystal Davis (Texas A&M University), Nijah Fudge (University of Kansas), and Edgar Freeman (University of Baltimore).
“Governance Challenges and Options for State and Local Governments” (February 2012)
SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) interviews author Bruce J. Perlman (SLGR Governance Matters Editor and University of New Mexico) and panelists John Thomasian (Principal, Black Point Policy Solutions LLC and formerly the Director of the Center for Best Practices at the National Governors’ Association), Jackie Byers (Director of Research and Outreach at National Association of Counties), and Christopher Hoene (Director for the Center on Research and Innovation at National League of Cities) about their article (December 2010, Vol. 42, No. 3).
“Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study” (November 2012)
SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) interviews author Masami Nishishiba (Portland State University) and panelists Anthony Sisneros (University of Illinois, Springfield) and Omar Small (assistant city manager in New Rochelle, New York) about Nishishiba’s article (April 2012, Vol. 44, No. 1).
“Addressing Remnants of the Past: Proactive Responses to Equity Issues in Public Administration.” (May 2013)
SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) interviews author Steven F. Spina (University of South Florida and city manager in Zephyrhills, Florida) and panelists William Poe (city manager of Dade City, Florida) and Ron Carlee (City Manager of Charlotte, North Carolina and former chief operating officer of the International City/County Management Association) about Spina’s article (June 2013, Vol. 45, No. 2).
“Increasing the Usefulness of Academic Scholarship for Local Government Practitioners” (July 2013)
Lead author and Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) and four local government managers—Pamela Brangaccio (city manager of New Smyrna Beach, Florida), Daniel Fitzpatrick (city manager of Rochester, New Hampshire), and Greg Sund, (county administrator of Ellis County, Kansas),and Daryl Delabbio (county administrator/controller of Kent County, Michigan)—join to discuss her article (September 2013, Vol. 45, No. 3).
“Not All Refinancings Are Created Equal: A Framework for Assessing State and Local Government Debt Refinancing Measures” (March 2014)
SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) interviews author Dr. Martin Luby (DePaul University) and two state officials—Sandi Thompson (Director of the Office of State and Local Finance, Comptroller of the Treasury, for the State of Tennessee) and Jim Joseph (State Bond Advisor for the State of Oklahoma)—about Luby article (March 2014, Vol. No. 1).
“Special Issue: Local Government” Collaboration (July 2014
SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch (University of Illinois, Springfield) interviews four of authors of the articles in the Special Issue—J. Edwin Benton (University of South Florida and SLGR Managing Editor), Cheryl Hilvert (International City/County Management Association), Daryl J. Delabbio (county manager in Kent County, Michigan, and Jered B. Carr (University of Illinois, Chicago) about their articles and related issues.
“Strategic Alignment of the New Normal: Collaboration, Sustainability, and Deliberation in Local Government Across Boundaries” (February 2015)
SLGR Managing Editor J. Edwin Benton interviews five public managers across the United States—Michele Baker (county administrator in Pasco County, Florida), Rod Gould (city manager in Santa Monica, California), Mike Wilkes (city manager in Olatahe, Kansas), Davie Krings (administrator in the Village of Lockland, Ohio), and Peter Chichton (county manager in Cumberland County, Maine)—about the current challenges faced by their local governments and their reflections on an article by Michael Abels (University of Central Florida) entitled ”Strategic Alignment for the New Normal: Collaboration, Sustainability, and Deliberation in Local Government Across Boundaries” (September 2014, Vol. 46, No. 3).
“Civic Engagement and Fiscal Stress in American Cities: Insights from the Great Recession” (November 2015)
SLGR Podcast Editor Anne Williamson (University of Missouri-Kansas City) interviews author Marcia Godwin (University of LaVerne), Aimee Franklin (University of Oklahoma), and Jim Giles (Director of Council & Community Relations, Office of the Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri) about local government experiences with civic engagement in American cities during the Great Recession and the relevance of Dr. Godwin’s article titled “Civic Engagement and Fiscal Stress in American Cities: Insights from the Great Recession” (December 2014, Vol. 46, No. 4).