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Mar 16, 2020

This episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast, Jim Hunt recaps his 2020 National League of Cities Congressional Cities Conference in Washington DC.


  • The value of attending the National League of Cities Congressional Cities Conference and being active in the NLC
  • How to COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) impacted the NLC event
  • Why the National League of Cities University (NLCU) is a big part of the event for city officials
  • A review of the Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolutions in Local Government workshop sessions with Jim Hunt and Mike Conduff
  • The impact of first time attendee sessions that welcome new NLC members, sponsored by Home Serve and hosted by Jim Hunt
  • How some cities are using the Building Amazing Cities book to drive their strategy on a monthly basis
  • Some interesting solutions to the biggest issues cities and towns are dealing with like homelessness and infrastructure improvements
  • What cities and towns are thinking about the future
  • Why the excitement about the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast was flowing thru the conference attendees


Special Mentions:


  • Conrad Lee, Council Member from Bellevue, WA
  • David Baker, Council Member from Kenmore, WA
  • Liz Vogeli, Council Member from Everett, WA
  • Mike Conduff, city manager and council relationships expert
  • Home Serve’s Service Line Warranty Program
  • Joe More a long serving Alderman in Chicago
  • Kathie Novak, TedX speaker and political campaign strategies
  • Jim Brooks, Director of Housing at the NLC
  • Audwin Samuel of Beaumont, Texas
  • Melanie Colbert-Kean or Joplin, Missouri
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional Cities Conference


7 Steps to an Amazing City:


  1. Attitude
  2. Motivation
  3. Attention to Detail
  4. Zing
  5. Inclusiveness
  6. Neighborhood Empowerment
  7. Green Awareness


Thanks for listening and look forward to having you join us for the next episode.


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About Your Host, Jim Hunt:

Welcome to the “Building Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast” … The podcast for Mayors, Council Members, Managers, Staff and anyone who is interested in building an Amazing City.


Your host is Jim Hunt, the author of “Bottom Line Green, How American Cities are Saving the Planet and Money Too” and his latest book, “The Amazing City - 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”


Jim is also the former President of the National League of Cities, 27 year Mayor, Council Member and 2006 Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine.


Today, Jim speaks to 1000’s of local government officials each year in the US and abroad.


Jim also consults with businesses that are bringing technology and innovation to local government.


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