Podcast: Civic Service: A Love Story

Local governments and volunteers make the perfect match. In this episode of Local Gov Life, ICMA members discuss the benefits of getting residents involved in volunteer programs.

For those in public service, it can feel like the weight of the world rests on your shoulders. With an unending mission of providing essential services to our communities, it’s good to know that there’s a helpful group of residents ready to get their hands a little dirty...literally.

In this episode of Local Gov Life, we sat down with a handful of ICMA members at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference to weigh in on volunteerism and provide some useful tips on how to start building a successful volunteer program in your community.

If you’ve been looking for ways to get your residents active and volunteering, or just looking for a quick way to inspire civic engagement, this is one podcast you won’t want to miss.  

Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and don’t forget to subscribe! 


  • Jeff Stonehill, borough manager/director of utilities, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 
  • Blair King, city manager, Cornado, California
  • Greg Burris, executive director, Give 5
  • Cora Scott, director of public information and civic engagement
  • Bucoda Warren, management fellow, Tacoma, Washington
  • Penny Postoak Ferguson, county manager, Johnson County, Kansas
  • Tony Mazzucco, general manager, Norwood, Massachussetts
  • Dennis Enslinger, deputy city manager, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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