That front-porch culture that we read about, and we try to replicate in the suburbs...In this town people actually eat dinner on their front porch. They spend the evenings on the front porch. You can’t walk by their house without them saying Hello.
— Ed Erfurt

Ed Erfurt is a long-time friend and member of Strong Towns. He recently moved to Ranson, WV and serves as Assistant City Manager there. Today, he discusses his perspective as a local leader in a small town on what infrastructure is worth investing in, how to get a real return on your investment and how to avoid getting "caught up in free money."

This interview is part of our ongoing conversation on federal infrastructure spending.

Ed Erfurt

Ed Erfurt