Daily Yonder Podcast Series

Small Town Leaders: Paul Chavoustie, Mayor of Granby, Colo.

If you want good local leaders, look for the people who finish projects, not just start them, says the mayor of Granby, Colorado, a small town in the Rockies. In our series on small-town leadership, Paul Chavoustie shares how the drive to succeed in the private sector blends with the community vision of the public sector.

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WHO IS THE ALLY BARNES IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Where some folks see problems, Ally Barnes of Sarcoxie, Missouri, sees opportunity. Her job is to help her community see its own potential. And we all need some of that.
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MICROSOFT LOOKS FOR WAYS TO INCREASE IMPACT IN RURAL AREAS

The tech giant has a goal of helping individuals “achieve more.” In rural areas, the company is looking for ways to connect local capacity with learning and business opportunities, according to a Microsoft official. The Daily Yonder speaks with Microsoft’s “General Manager of 21st Century Jobs, Skills and Employment.”
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THE DHARMA OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: MAYOR SEES ROLE AS ACTIVATING OTHERS

In a new series on community-development strategies for small cities, economic development specialist Hrishue Mahalaha shares stories from the field about what’s working. He starts in Marshfield, Missouri, talking to Mayor Robert Williams. In Marshfield, the city is living up to its motto of “Realizing Potential Together.”
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