At a time when many people feel increasingly disillusioned with government, Mick Cornett’s charming presentation offers a welcome reprieve. The mayor of Oklahoma City reminds citizens of the positive role local elected officials can play in communities. Cornett’s charisma shines through, and it’s not difficult to see how he won his seat in office. He speaks simply and humbly, and he makes his audience chuckle. getAbstract recommends Cornett’s anecdote about redesigning a city to veteran and budding politicians, public health administrators, city planners, and engaged citizens.