Immigration at the border in El Paso (Bonus)

Immigration at the border in El Paso (Bonus)

David Stout is a county commissioner in El Paso, Texas. The only crisis he sees at his border is a humanitarian crisis. Every day he deals with migrant issues and regularly visits his migrant processing center and talks with migrants and hears their stories. It’s an eye-opening conversation with someone on the front lines of […]

Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert is a Bexar County Texas Commissioner. And he doesn’t just stand out because he’s tall. He stands out because he gets things done. Not just in his home of San Antonio, Texas, but as you will hear around the world.

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

First a racist shooting left 10 dead. Then a once a century blizzard left 31 dead. Through it all Erie County New York executive Mark Polencarz managed the county through two tragic crises. Hear how he did it.

James Gore talks Wine and Wildfires in Sonoma California

James Gore talks Wine and Wildfires in Sonoma California

When you talk to a county supervisor from Sonoma County, California, you have to start the conversation with wine, and we do. We also talk about wildfires and fire resiliency. Join the conversation.

A Tribute to First Lady Rosalynn Carter from Commissioner Larry Johnson

A Tribute to First Lady Rosalynn Carter from Commissioner Larry Johnson

Former President Jimmy Carter with his wife, Rosalynn created a program in Atlanta to help area under-served communities. Before he was DeKalb County Commissioner, Larry Johnson had the former First Lady as his advisor in the program. She continues to inspire him today, just listen. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) […]

Planes, Trains, and No Voter Fraud with Berks County, PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach

Planes, Trains, and No Voter Fraud with Berks County, PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach

Trains, planes and criminals, that’s what the conversation with Berks County PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach is about. Christian Leinbach is working on reviving a railroad line to connect his county to Philadelphia. He is also working on the local airport and trying to bring in service to his city. And we check in on a program that successfully keeps people out of jail and working.

County commissioner Matt Meyer is running for Governor! (S3E26)

County commissioner Matt Meyer is running for Governor! (S3E26)

Matt Meyer is the county executive for New Castle County, Delaware. He has four words for delivering good government to his citizens, Honesty, transparency, efficiency and inclusivity. Listen to how he explains that. GoodGovernmentShow.com   Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Transcription Matt Meyer: My staff is all like, […]

Charlie Dent, the Republican Party and the Future of Politics (S3E25)

Charlie Dent, the Republican Party and the Future of Politics (S3E25)

Charlie Dent left Congress because he was critical of the direction both his Republican Party and Congress was taking. Listen as he explains how Congress works and the direction it’s taking. And hear how he is actually helping to improve government from the outside. GoodGovernmentShow.com   Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) […]

Craig Buerstatte on how Commerce helps American business (S3E24)

Craig Buerstatte on how Commerce helps American business (S3E24)

Some in politics have called for the elimination of the Department of Commerce. As Craig Buerstatte, the deputy assistant secretary for regional affairs for the The Economic Development Administration explains, that would be a mistake. His group has one mission, to support communities, cities, towns, rural areas and their efforts to improve their business and […]

Kevin Shutty on protecting the Puget Sound (S3E23)

Kevin Shutty on protecting the Puget Sound (S3E23)

Kevin Shutty is setting off a bit of a national seafood fight. He claims his Puget Sound shellfish are the best in the nation. Take that Maryland and New England. As a Mason County Commissioner on Puget Sound in Washington, clean water and the sea are vital to his county. Listen to the work he […]