Jim is the six-term GOP Mayor of Carmel, Indiana (same state as Mike Pence.) He was one of only four Republicans on a Presidential task force on climate change. Although Jim argues that conservation has long been a core Republican value – the root word of conservative being “conserve” – he’s arguably more of a “rogue elephant” in this arena now more than ever before. But he remains a strong believer in the cause, and his willingness to speak out could embolden other Republicans who care about conservation. There are many of them. This is such an important show for me personally because it is all about finding common ground with people from both political parties who understand and who are willing to stand up and be counted about the most critical issue facing our planet today: climate change. And if you want to know why Mayor Brainard has been dubbed “The King of Roundabouts” you will want to make sure you join us. The story is a fascinating one. Please plan to listen and be inspired. This show made possible due to the generous support of the Chapman Automotive Group.