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What Makes a Great Mayor?

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What Makes a Great Mayor?

What Makes a Great Mayor?

What Makes a Great Mayor?

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Leadership, political savvy, administrative skill, the ability to attract business, jobs and tourists. Those are just a few of the qualities a successful mayor needs. Join Neal Conan and his guests to examine municipal models from the past and present to determine what makes a great mayor.

Guests:

Marc Morial
*Mayor of New Orleans from 1994 to 2002
*Third African-American mayor of the city (his father was the first)
*Former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (during Sept. 11)

Otis White
*President of Civic Strategies, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., a public policy consulting firm at the local level
*Columnist for Governing Magazine and Governing.com

Steve Bartlett
*Former mayor of Dallas

Mayor John Hickenlooper
*Mayor of Denver since July 2003