Robert Barkin

Robert
Barkin
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Repairing the bridges to nowhere
Local governments are improving their failing infrastructure through creative funding and increasing the density of growing communities.
Stepping into the light
Many communities are starting to rebound after fighting their way through financial hardships
The retirement tsunami 3
Government workers are retiring in waves and communities who don’t prepare could affect their ability to provide services and attract businesses.
Chasing change
Fire and law enforcement officials are addressing their unique challenges.
Government cooperatives’ future
From accreditation to specialization, government cooperatives will continue to expand their roles.
How buying co-ops add value to purchasing
Procurement managers discuss how co-ops save them time and money.
Best practices for using co-ops
Purchasing managers share tips on what they’ve learned when shopping to meet their needs.
Future Forecast: Energy Management in 2020
A look at how energy policies will evolve over the next five years
Future Forecast: Government technology in 2020
What advancements will technology bring to the public sector in the next five years?
American City & County's 2014 Crown Communities award winners
Here are this year's Crown Communities. Projects were evaluated for uniqueness, short- and long-term value to the community and effective/innovative financing.
True grit
American City & County's Municipal Leader of the Year, Richard Lemack, relies on skills learned in law enforcement to lead Davie, Fla.
Everything's on the table
Local governments operate within the Affordable Care Act to create unique health systems.
Standing Tall
Gail Farber is a force to be reckoned with, and breaking the glass ceiling in Los Angeles County’s Public Works Department was only the beginning.
Light rail
While the debate in Washington over the funding of the national transportation system bumps along in fits and starts, the newly opened Green Line that connects the downtowns of Minnesota’s Twin Cities keeps on rolling.
Transportation at the crossroads 2
Money, Millennials, technology and sustainability drive the future of transportation.

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