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    Mayor Grogan - City of Patterson, Louisiana
    Small Town Podcast

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    Mayor Billy and Mayor Bobee - Town of St. Francisville, Louisiana
    Small Town Podcast

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    Mayor Buz Craft- Town of Vidalia, Louisiana
    Small Town Podcast

Come, go with Mayor Matt Seale of the Great City of Ocilla, Georgia, as he travels and talks with other small town Mayors and officials across the country. In Season One, Mayor Matt travels and interviews  his home state of Georgia.

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.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale continues his conversation with Lace Futch, Willacoochee, GA’s former Mayor. The two discuss the impressive job creation in Willacooche, the joys and struggles that many rural communities share today, as well more small town adventures.

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.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to the Mayor’s Day Conference in this first ever Workshop Episode of the podcast. Mayor Matt speaks with Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director Larry Hanson about the current transition in local governments. Mayor Matt then talks with several newly elected small town Mayors and Councilmembers to see why they decided to run and what they hope to accomplish now that they’ve been elected.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Vienna, Georgia for a conversation with longstanding Councilmember Beth English. The two discuss how English came to Vienna and quickly got involved with community groups and historic preservation, eventually being elected to City Council 5 times.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale heads to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to discuss how legislative action at the state level affect small towns everywhere. Ever wondered why cities need lobbyists? Guest include members of GMA’s Government Relations team and Georgia State Representative Clay Pirkle.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale interviews all 5 candidates for Lt Governor of Georgia and asks them what they plan to do for small towns in rural parts of the state if elected.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale interviews 5 of the 10 candidates for Georgia Governor and asks them what they plan to do for small towns in the rural parts of the state. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale interviews the remaining candidates for Georgia Governor and asks them what they plan to do for small towns in the rural parts of the state. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Midway, GA to talk with current Mayor Pro Tem and former Mayor Clemontine Washington, someone Mayor Matt has known for many years (listen to find out how.) The two discuss Dr. Washington’s leaving and coming back home to Midway, small town issues like how she has handled communication with public over trees and why City Hall is in currently in the Midway Mall. Listen to find out why Midway is a place you should visit.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale talks with City of Colquitt Fire Chief Craig Tully. The two discuss Chief Tully’s 40 year career in fire service, building up an all volunteer fire department in a small town, and the artistic and vibrant small town of Colquitt, GA.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale sits down with Mayor Glenn Wright of Greensboro. The 2 discuss how Mayor Wright got into local government and why he’s looking for opposition. Also discussed are the shift in representation since Mayor Wright first joined the Greensboro City Council many years ago. We also talk with Cynthia Smith from the Greensboro Business Association about how they have built up their downtown and keep things going strong in a small town.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale talks with the 2 remaining candidates for the Republican nomination for Georgia Governor, Lt Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Mayor Matt also gets his first interview with Democratic Nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale talks with the 2 remaining candidates for the Republican nomination for Georgia Lt Governor, Rep. Geoff Duncan and Senator David Shafer.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to the small town of Siloam, GA to talk with former Mayor and current City Councilmember Clarence Lee “Mutt” Rhodes. The 2 reflect on Mayor Rhodes long time in local government in the smallest town profile on the podcast so far. At age 91, Mayor Rhodes has some stories to share, including his trip to New York City to see the World’s Fair at age 12!

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to the small town of Washington, GA to talk with Mayor Ames Barnett. The 2 discuss Mayor Barnett’s decision to come home to Washington when he could have gone anywhere and how he views the responsibilities of local government officials.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale focuses on municipal infrastructure. Whether you’re in a small town or a big city, water, sewer, roads, bridges and broadband are essential for cities of all sizes to live and grow. This episode includes conversations with local government officials, those who lobby at the state and local level, and Mayor Matt talks with special guests GDOT Director of Planning Jay Roberts and GA Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to the small town of Monticello, GA to talk with Mayor Bryan Standifer. The 2 discuss how Mayor Standifer decided to get into local government and about how famous people and big movies are a part of Monticello’s culture.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale continues a conversation with Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black about how big the industry is. He also sits down with Irwin County farmer Gary Paulk to discuss the Paulk Family legacy and how they got into growing muscadines, starting from 5 acres to what is now the largest muscadine vineyard in the world.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale goes back to the small town of Vienna, GA, this time to talk with Mayor Hobby Stripling. The two discuss Stripling’s long career in politics that went well beyond the his small town and how he found himself the Mayor again after 25 years. We also get all the details on the local festival with nationwide appeal, the annual Big Pig Jig.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale interviews candidates for Georgia’s Governor and Lt. Governor in advance of the election this Nov. 6th and asks questions about how they will benefit Rural Georgia.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Pine Mountain, GA to talk with Mayor Jim Trott. The two discuss how Mayor Trott came to live in Pine Mountain and how he was thrust into local government, as well as the journey Pine Mountain has taken in diversifying its economy while maintaining its small town charm.

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale sits down with Rusi Patel from the Georgia Municipal Association to discuss the interesting and sometimes complicated subject of local government structures and powers.

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