Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, Rural Studies), believes the future of local government will look very different from its past and, in an interview with Municipal World’s CEO and Editor in Chief, Ashleigh argues that this future requires recommitting to core values of inclusion, diversity, and integrity. The interview was recorded as part of Municipal World’s new MW Shares podcast series and highlights Ashleigh’s five years of contributions to Municipal World as a columnist (‘Connecting the Dots‘), her career as a thought leader on current issues in local government and leadership, and her ongoing research on rural futures, rural policy, and critical infrastructure investments.

MW shares is devoted to sharing the stories of communities from coast to coast to coast, and providing insights into the challenges and opportunities facing local governments today.

You can listen to MW Shares with Ashleigh Weeden and Susan Gadner here: MW Shares Episode 6 – Ashleigh Weeden