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.
Here's a great challenge - go and write a love letter to your city and share it to this group.
Across the country, residents are penning sweet nothings for their cities as part of Dear Akron, The Love Lettering Project, and other art initiatives about pride of place.
Lots of college towns on this list. Coincidence? I think not!
Feeling stre ed out? You're not the only one. A 2014 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found that half of all American adult
Fun and thoughtful public art from New York.
The new sculpture by the artist Deborah Kass yells “YO” if you are looking at it from Manhattan or “OY” if you are gazing out from Brooklyn.
This odd, but memorable ritual and tradition in Seattle comes to an end.
About 2,200 pounds of gum, chewed and stuck to a brick wall near Pike Place Market, captivates and repulses visitors, but it has also endangered the wall itself.
A $500 Project gains traction!
In the wake of an incident that left their neighborhood sidewalks empty and laughter-free, two Winter Park children have come up with a way to ...
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