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Sugar Land, Texas Mayor—engaging community and public/private partnerships

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Tom Wilmer
The MLB Triple AAA Sugar Land Space Cowboys is a super popular pastime that is a perfect metaphor for how the city provides family-fun activities and events.

Join the conversation with correspondent Tom Wilmer visiting with Sugar Land, Texas mayor, Joe Zimmerman to explore the city in the southeastern shadow of Houston and how it's responsive to the needs and wants of the multi-cultural community.

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Melissa Ragu
Mayor of Sugar Land, Texas Joe Zimmerman.

Zimmerman shares fascinating insights about the public/private partnerships that make things happen and gets things done. He also talks about how the city created one of the safest cities in Texas.

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Tom Wilmer
The city of Sugar Land grew up around the old Imperial Sugar company town. The refinery has closed permanently but the city of Sugar Land has some exciting plans and prospects for reuse of the abandoned plant.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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