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Getting a Gripp on local government

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On this episode of A Real Piece of Work, Matt and Melissa connect with Kyle Gripp, Alderman At-Large for the City of Davenport, Iowa.

As a teenager, Kyle recognized his passion for his hometown and set a goal to serve on the city council.  He shares the pros and cons of being an elected official and the importance of building relationships to help others.  The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Diamond from Davenport Central High School.  Kyle’s response emphasizes the importance of career and technical programs in supporting the city’s growth.