First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.

The 23%

Black, Female and Serving the Public: A Conversation With the Lawmaker Fighting Statehouse Discrimination

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.

The Districts

Drive This! The Ohio Turnpike, Traffic, and Technology

What connected vehicles and automated customer service mean for the future of traffic.

The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll
The 23%

The Female Mayor Who Doesn't Want to Talk About Being a Woman

At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.

She Was a Model and WWE Ring Girl. Now She's a Highly Regarded State House Leader.

Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.

Why Eric Garcetti Thinks America Needs a Mayor in the White House

"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.

A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."

The Districts

Getting to Know the San Antonio Water System

Spotlighting a world-leading water utility for its track record in innovation and conservation

Go Public

Governments Don't Always Pay Hackers, But What If They Did?

Going against the FBI's ransomware advice is one way state chief information officers are thinking for themselves.

The 23%

Her Accusations Ended His Political Career. Here's What She Wants You to Know Now.

"I have fantastic male colleagues who stood by me and defended me," says Colorado Rep. Faith Winter.

Go Public

Data Is Improving Government Services, But at What Cost to Citizens' Privacy?

Data now informs almost everything the public sector does, and it also informs on us.

The 23%

How Women Can Win Their Races This Year

Gender equity advocates are excited about the prospect of a record number of women running for office. But Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, says running isn't good enough.

The 23%

She's a Social Worker First, Mayor Second

Rosalynn Bliss says social work keeps her grounded as a politician. That, and meditation.

Go Public

Managing Citizen Engagement Overload

When government gets too much of a good thing, can open-source technology help?

The 23%

The Woman Leading Hollywood's Prosecution of Powerful Men

Jackie Lacey says she didn't realize how tough she was until she ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Go Public

A Better Way Around the Cardboard Sign Problem

Albuquerque, N.M., embarked on a novel campaign to reduce panhandling. Has it worked?

Go Public

The Anatomy of a Gov Tech Pitch

The conversation changes when startup founders talk with mayors, not funders.

Go Public

SXSW Takeaways: 'The Immediate Future Is All About Cities'

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and several other city leaders discuss their experience at this year's South by Southwest conference.

Go Public

SXSW 2018: What Mayors Want

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Ind., and Mayor Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento spoke on a special SXSW preview episode of Government Technology’s newest podcast, Go Public.