Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.
North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.
Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."
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.
That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.
Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.
Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.
"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.