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August 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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3CMA Keynote Webinar | Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Uncertainty, upheaval, resentment. COVID-19, protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, impacts of shutdowns on local economies and local government budgets – all in the shadow of a showdown national election. In this crisis, will local government communications specialists be spectators, victims, or leaders? Where do we find the personal resilience to withstand the stress? Can we seize new opportunities in these dark times?

One of America’s most visionary local government practitioners takes on these questions in a provocative 3CMA webinar that addresses strategies for today while taking a look at what we can expect in the years to come.

Rick Cole, former Mayor of Pasadena, City Manager in three other California cities, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation in Los Angeles and one of Governing Magazine’s “Public Officials of the Year,” will talk about new opportunities to communicate inside our organizations, to communicate with our communities, and to sustain and amplify our passion for public service. Cole, one of the first presidents of 3CMA, will focus on transforming the way we operate to create 21st Century governments -- “to design a government that looks more like the iPhone than the rotary phone.”