Here is a wonderful example of unconventional and exceptional leadership by Mayor Tom Brown of McPherson, Kansas. (I write about McPherson and Mayor Brown in the book.)
In January 2010, the city was gifted the local golf course. Many thought it a mixed blessing as the golf course had never been profitable. But it was an opportunity for the city and Mayor Brown challenged the staff by saying that if the golf course turned a profit, he would jump in the lake on the first hole. For the first time ever, the golf course turned a profit in 2010 and as you can see here, the Mayor is a man of his word!
This gesture not only created news all over the city and region, it was a simple little “love note” to the community. This small gesture has had an outsized impact on McPherson and is something that people will remember and smile about for a long time.
Congratulations to Fort Collins for being recognized as a center for innovation. Very happy to have been a small part of this documentary about them!
According to the Smithsonian Institution, Fort Collins represents 21st century innovation, so much so that it is included in an ongoing exhibit in Washington...
Central Paris experimenting with no cars for a day!
Only electric-powered private vehicles will be allowed in historic city centre to persuade residents to tackle pollution
Walkable, bikable and golfable?
From the Atlanta suburbs to Palm Springs, golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) are increasingly found off the links.
New mural from downtown Joplin!
Look what happened #downtownjoplin ! #loveyourcity
The suburbs retort!
A common question I’m asked when I meet someone from Minneapolis or St.
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