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Mayor Wiseman Visits Introduction to Public Policy (2013-06-28)

PSPA alumnus and Mayor of Starkville, MS, Parker Wiseman, visited Dr.
Ravi Perry's undergraduate Introduction to Public Policy course on June
27th. Mayor Wiseman spoke about how an idea becomes a policy and can
successfully move through the municipal legislative process. Detailing
the importance of establishing coalitions, Mayor Wiseman also answered
students' questions about how long it typically takes new policy
proposals to move through the local governing process and gave examples
of recent policy issues that he and the Board of Aldermen engaged, such
as the proposal to erect a new police station. Mayor Wiseman also
lectured on his campaigns for mayor and the important role that interest
groups and the media play in influencing policy development.

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