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Episode 1: Lace Futch - City of Willacoochee - Part 1

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Willacoochee, Georgia for a conversation with Lace Futch, Willacoochee’s former Mayor. The two discuss growing up in Willacoochee and Mayor Futch’s life of service and small town adventures.

Episode 3: James Eubanks - Town of Pelham

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Pelham, GA to talk with Mayor James Eubanks, a young Mayor that started in local government at the age of 25. The two discuss Mayor Eubanks leaving and coming back home to Pelham, small town rivalry with the next town over, having your own small town city school system, and why Pelham is a place you should visit.

Listen to Season One of Small Town Podcast

In Season One, Mayor Matt Seale visits several small towns in his home state of Georgia. Hear from small town mayors and elected officials from towns such as Willacoochee, Pelham, Greensboro, and many more!

Episode 25: Mayor Linda Blechinger-City of Auburn, GA

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to Auburn, GA for a conversation with Mayor, and current President of the Georgia Municipal Association, Linda Blechinger. The 2 discuss Mayor Blechinger’s life story, coming from New York to settle in Georgia, getting into local government to make a difference, and the power of working together with other local officials through the Georgia Municipal Association. 

Episode 26: Mayor Sandy Lumpkin-City of Ashburn, GA

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Ashburn, GA to talk with Mayor, and former Ashburn City Clerk, Sandy Lumpkin. The 2 discuss how Mayor Lumpkin came to be a resident of Ashburn after a life out West and how after a full career in Ashburn City government as an employee, she decided to run for office.

Episode 43: Mayor Tim Kerner - Town of Jean Lafitte, LA

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Louisiana to begin a 5-episode series on small towns in Louisiana sponsored by the Louisiana Municipal Association. Mayor Matt’s first stop is in Jean Lafitte, LA to talk with Mayor Tim Kerner. The 2 Mayors discuss how Mayor Kerner grew up in Jean Lafitte and never really wanted to live anywhere else. Mayor Kerner discusses the many recreation opportunities his community has to offer. They also talk about challenges that small towns face in rural areas in Louisiana.

Listen to Season Two of Small Town Podcast

In Season Two, Mayor Matt Seale visits several small towns in his home state of Georgia, and takes a 5-episode road trip to Louisiana.

Episode 48: Mayor George Trulock - City of Whigham, GA

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Whigham, GA to talk with Mayor George Trulock. The 2 discuss how Mayor Trulock got involved in local government for one specific reason and why he continued to serve so many years. They also discuss how changes in the school affect community identity and what Whigham has done to maintain theirs in the face of changes. 

Episode 55: How are Rural Communities doing through COVID-19?

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale stays safely in his own small town of Ocilla, GA, and talks via Zoom with Larry Hanson, the Executive Director of the Georgia Municipal Association, and Deb Brown of SaveYour.Town who sits in her own small town of Webster City, IA, and works with small towns across the country. The conversations focus on how small towns are doing during the pandemic from a local government perspective, and how these unprecedented circumstances might accelerate trends that were already benefitting rural communities.

Episode 63: 16. Mayor Glen Barlow - Town of French Camp, MS

Come go with Small Town Podcast to French Camp, Mississippi, a small town that makes a difference. In this episode, Mayor Matt Seale and Mayor Glen Barlow have a great conversation about Mayor Barlow’s interesting journey to the Mayoral seat, and about French Camp Academy, a small private school that is supported by the entire community. 

Listen to Season Three of Small Town Podcast

In Season Three, Mayor Matt Seale visits several small towns in his home state of Georgia, a few towns in Louisiana, and a road trip to Mississippi.

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