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.
This is an argument that happens in cities everywhere. Consider this - if a city does not have a skate park, the city IS the skate park.
GULFPORT — For as long as Pat Kidder can remember, there has been a skate park in Gulfport.
Very cool idea!
Banning vehicles from parts of the city—including the Champs Elysées—is part of an ongoing effort to curb pollution.
Another $500 project moves forward in Cocoa, Florida!
Cocoa Village ArtWorks has collected applications from local artists who will paint approximately nine benches surrounding the Taylor Park playground area in
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