Follow the Data Podcast: The Innovative Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson

Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ James Anderson

Mayor of Gary, Indiana, Karen Freeman-Wilson believes resident engagement is integral to effective governance. Highlighting the important role residents play in helping Gary care for public spaces, Mayor Freeman-Wilson seeks to collaborate with the community:

Bloomberg Philanthropies has enjoyed a deep relationship with Mayor Freeman-Wilson, and this episode of Follow the Data presents a conversation with the Mayor and James Anderson, who leads Government Innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies. They sat down at the Engaged Cities Award Summit earlier this year, which was hosted by the national nonprofit Cities of Service and recognized creative ways city leaders are harnessing the power of people to solve problems.

They discuss engaging residents, making local government more nimble, and how participating in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative over the past year helped the Mayor sharpen her skills as a consensus builder.

We hope you enjoy this episode of The Innovative Mayor. You can listen to the podcast and past episodes on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher.

Celebrating public sector progress and innovation in cities around the world. Run by @BloombergDotOrg’s Government Innovation program.

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