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Operate Intelligently Podcast

The Podcast for All Things Operations

Dude Solutions is proud to bring you the Operate Intelligently Podcast. Join Host Brian McDonald and various guests every other week to get educated and inspired about operations management.
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2019-4-22

Gov Gab: City of Durango, CO (Ep. 5)

Ep. 5

Join this interesting and uplifting conversation with Brian and Mayor Sweetie Marbury of Durango, CO.


Sweetie discovered Durango as a skier in 1974 and moved to Durango in 1975. An area teacher for over 37 years, Anita "Sweetie" Marbury graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in speech/drama and Adams State College with a master's in secondary education. She was honored to be selected to the Colorado State Thespians Hall of Fame for career achievements in 2006 and she was the featured teacher for San Juan County Kids magazine in 2010.


Sweetie has a broad range of experience serving on city boards and commissions. She has served on the City of Durango Parks and Forestry Board, the Comprehensive Land Use Code Plan Advisory Committee, the Residential Infill Design Standards Technical Committee, Established Neighborhood Design Review Board, LUDC Technical Committee on Accessory Dwelling Units. In addition, she has been a member of Durango High School Booster Club, Babe Ruth Board, League of Women Voters, AAUW, Durango Art Center Board, Kiwanis, Women's Resource Center, and a Salvation Army bell ringer.


Sweetie was instrumental in saving Brookside Park in Durango from being sold for private development. Her primary focus is improving recycling, smart growth through infill, and protecting neighborhoods of Durango. Her interests are her 1950 international pickup truck, hiking, and gardening. Her son Dru English and his family live in Durango.

2019-4-22

Gov Gab: City of Durango, CO (Ep. 5)

Ep. 5

Join this interesting and uplifting conversation with Brian and Mayor Sweetie Marbury of Durango, CO.


Sweetie discovered Durango as a skier in 1974 and moved to Durango in 1975. An area teacher for over 37 years, Anita "Sweetie" Marbury graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in speech/drama and Adams State College with a master's in secondary education. She was honored to be selected to the Colorado State Thespians Hall of Fame for career achievements in 2006 and she was the featured teacher for San Juan County Kids magazine in 2010.


Sweetie has a broad range of experience serving on city boards and commissions. She has served on the City of Durango Parks and Forestry Board, the Comprehensive Land Use Code Plan Advisory Committee, the Residential Infill Design Standards Technical Committee, Established Neighborhood Design Review Board, LUDC Technical Committee on Accessory Dwelling Units. In addition, she has been a member of Durango High School Booster Club, Babe Ruth Board, League of Women Voters, AAUW, Durango Art Center Board, Kiwanis, Women's Resource Center, and a Salvation Army bell ringer.


Sweetie was instrumental in saving Brookside Park in Durango from being sold for private development. Her primary focus is improving recycling, smart growth through infill, and protecting neighborhoods of Durango. Her interests are her 1950 international pickup truck, hiking, and gardening. Her son Dru English and his family live in Durango.

2019-3-11

Gov Gab: City of Eagan, MN (Ep. 3)

Ep. 3

On episode 3 of the Gov Gab podcast series, we sit down with Eagan, Minnesota Mayor Mike Maguire. We have a wide-ranging conversation about how he progressed from being on the Council to running for Mayor, as well as, many discussions around long-range planning, working in a bipartisan way with other members of the Council, and looking out for citizens and employees of the city.


About Mayor Maguire

After serving as a City Council Member from 2003-2007, Mike Maguire, Eagan's 8th Mayor, was first in 2006 and is currently serving his fourth term.


Mayor Maguire has a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in Boston, a master's degree from Mankato State University, completed doctoral course work at Indiana University and was selected to participate in the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute's Policy Forum Fellows Program. Mayor Maguire has taught public speaking and communication at St. Olaf College among others and is a public affairs and media relations professional.


As Mayor, he is part of the City Council's Finance & Personnel Committees, represents Eagan on the Board of the Municipal Legislative Commission, and serves as a member of the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Mayor Maguire is also a member of the Regional Council of Mayors’ and is a Regional Leader on Housing Policy and Community Development. Mayor Maguire has served as Chair of the Municipal Legislative Commission, President of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, on the League of Minnesota Cities Board of Directors and on Governor Dayton's Task Force on Housing.


Mike and his wife Janelle have lived in Eagan since they were married in 1995 and their son Ian attends the Minnesota School of Environmental Studies in ISD 196.