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Attention Politicos: Hereís how to get media glory

Ted Balaker
October 30, 2005, 10:04am

Get a bunch of people to agree to spend a bunch of money on a big boondoggle. Aim high, the bigger the price tag the more your leadership skills will be praised. Denver's mayor, John Hickenlooper, knows the drill. He just got named to Governing magazine's "Public Officials of the Year 2005" list: And not too long ago, Hickenlooper also scored a spot on Time's "Best Mayors" list. Why? Same reason: All those other folks who run other "Best of" lists should pay attention because Hickenlooper's just getting warmed up. He's supervising a "civic building boom" that includes a courthouse ... Governing gushes over Hickenlooper here.

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