Category Archives: Civic Renewal

Tim Elinski Interview — Podcast January 23, 2017

The Example of Cottonwood, Arizona: Why Transparency and Citizen Participation Are the Keys to Effective Government. Tim Elinski, newly elected mayor of  Cottonwood, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson for a discussion of the challenges facing small town governments in Arizona. If you want … Continue reading

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Cottonwood Mayoral Candidates — Podcast March 14, 2016

Tim Elinski and Terence Pratt: Two Candidates for Mayor, Two Visions for the Future of Cottonwood. Democratic Perspective continues its coverage of the 2016 national, state, and local election campaigns, focusing this time on the local mayoral election in Cottonwood. With a population … Continue reading

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Sam Pillsbury and Paula Woolsey Interview — Podcast February 23, 2015

Arizona Wine Country: Vision, Passion, and a Lot of Hard Work. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Sam Pillsbury, filmmaker and winemaker extraordinaire, owner of Pillsbury Wine Company, and Paula Woolsey, long time Arizona wine advocate, and owner of Revelation … Continue reading

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Old Town Renaissance: Cooperative Development in Cottonwood, Arizona — Podcast October 14, 2013

Imagination, Hard Work, and a Little TLC From Local Government: How One Town in Arizona Turned Itself Around. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview some of the business and government leaders responsible for the remarkably successful re-development of Old Town … Continue reading

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