Jason Axelrod

Content Producer,
American City & County

Jason Axelrod is an award-winning journalist who has written and reported for The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Business Journal and Mother Nature Network, among other news outlets. Jason holds a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from The University of Georgia. 


Nashville mayor’s spending to be investigated after admission of extramarital affair
After acknowledging an extramarital affair with her chief of security, Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry’s spending and travel throughout the affair is being investigated internally.
California city considers starting its own cryptocurrency
A California city is mulling over joining the cryptocurrency wave to explore a new method for funding public projects.
The civics-culture correlation
Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement.
Philadelphia to explore using civilian traffic enforcers
Future traffic enforcers in Philadelphia might not have police badges.
Washington county’s homelessness and addiction project get support from state lawmakers
A Washington county’s new idea for solving homelessness and addiction has garnered support from Washington Governor Jay Inslee and other state officials.
The top 10 moving destinations of 2017
Truck rental company Penske released its top moving destinations for 2017 based on one-way truck rental reservations made throughout the previous year. Is your city on the list?
Despite making white separatist comments, Maine town manager intends to stay in his job
Despite making white separatist comments. the town manager of a small Maine municipality claims his views don’t interfere with his job and that he intends to remain in his post.
Leaders of rebuffed Amazon HQ2 candidate cities get reflective over bidding process
Twenty North American localities are celebrating making the second round of Amazon’s second headquarters selection process. But leaders of many of the 200+ cities that were rejected have gotten reflective over their disqualifications.
Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced
Amazon has whittled down the 238-plus proposals it received for its new headquarters to 20 potential locations, and mayors are already reacting to the news.
Cincinnati City Council proposes study of institutional racism in city policy
Officials in Cincinnati are taking a closer look at how municipal policies affect minorities.
Cities expand borders through annexations
Sometimes cities outgrow their limits. Other times, they expand to accomplish specific economic development goals.
New year kicks off with large cities announcing smart city initiatives
A few large cities are starting the new year with major announcements for smart city initiatives.
Numerous water main breaks lead to state of emergency in Jackson, Miss.
As the new year continues to settle in, Jackson, Miss., officials are scrambling to deal with a major water crisis brought about by cold weather.
Mayors criticize ICE director’s calls for legal action against sanctuary city officials
Several mayors have criticized public comments from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director that denounced so-called “sanctuary cities” and called for heavy enforcement of immigration rules.
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