Podcast: Jane Brautigam Explains How She "Fell in Love" with Local Government

To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, ICMA launches a new season of its Local Gov Life podcast series called “Making a Difference.”

Jane Brautigam has been city manager of Boulder, Colorado, since 2008 and is the first woman manager in the city's 90-plus-year history. Brautigam started out in the legal profession and then engaged with local government to eventually become manager of one of the most beloved and recognizable cities in the United States. In this episode of “Making a Difference," (powered by Capella University), Brautigam discusses how she "fell in love" with local government, as well as the challenges of diversifying a community and creating more affordable housing. She also discusses what being a professional local government manager means to her.

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Jane Brautigam, city manager of Boulder, Colorado.



After you hear each of the stories in “Making a Difference” this season, join the conversation on social media. Look for the hashtag #MakingaDifference and use it to share stories about the city, town, and county managers and administrators who make a difference in the quality of life in your community.

Join ICMA's Michele Frisby on the Making a Difference podcast, season 3 of Local Gov Life, as she talks with three professional local government managers and administrators, an elected official, and a community stakeholder about how professional management has made a difference in the quality of life in their communities. Subscribe to Local Gov Life on iTunes or Google Play Music.

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