Webinar: The Essential Home: Solutions for Local Governments
A well-known leadership speaker, advisor and author, Jim has spent more than 20 years working with municipal governments and officials to bring innovative insights and solutions to their communities. Jim has served in a variety of leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, including an extensive role as a former councilmember and mayor for the City of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
He has considerable experience serving as the president and on the board of directors for many municipal organizations, including the West Virginia Municipal League and the National League of Cities. He is also an active member of the World Council and Executive Committee of the United Cities and Local Governments.
Jim is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelors in education and studied Learning Disabilities as a post-graduate at West Virginia University and completed an RUPRI Fellowship to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.
Myles joined HomeServe in September 2004 as vice president responsible for developing partnerships with municipal and investor-owned utilities in the water and energy sectors. Since 2013, Myles has focused full-time on leading the public and media relations strategy for HomeServe’s US business.
Myles has nearly 20 years in the gas and electric utility industry with the Philadelphia based PECO Energy, where he held a number of management positions in operations, gas supply, sales, marketing, and FP&A. He was also responsible for the utility’s appliance service business, overseeing product marketing and service fulfillment. Myles has a BS in civil engineering and an MBA from Villanova University.
Spencer serves as a program specialist in NLC’s Local Democracy program.
Local governments are facing many challenges during this pandemic. Helping residents shelter safely at home, protecting essential workers, and looming budget cuts are at the forefront. The impact of stay at home orders has further enhanced the reliance on our homes. They are now our schools and our offices. More than ever, the home needs to be a safe haven for residents as we navigate through these uncharted waters. Join this webinar to learn how HomeServe is helping to protect the home while putting the safety of residents and essential workers at the forefront of their efforts. They will also discuss some options that can help bring dollars back to the city in a time when cities will be facing difficult challenges with budget cuts due to the pandemic.