Morning Buzz

03.28.2015

Comments Off 28 March 2015

Good morning! Today’s buzz features SF’s ban on publicly-funded travel to Indiana, complete streets and lessons from America’s most walkable suburb.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

03.28.15 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – #CubesOfELGL Remix

Comments Off 24 March 2015

Move over #CityHallSelfies….Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX, has started #CubesOfELGL. Matt wants to see your office space (in a non-creepy way) and he’s giving away a coffee gift card to one lucky winner. 

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Calendar

We’re Back, Jorgen! ELGL Returns to CPBB Conference

0 Comments 28 March 2015

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) has invited us to present again at their annual conference (August 4-6) in Denver. We graciously accepted as we love budgeting, Denver, and Jorgen. What should you expect from us this year? We’ll dive into the #13percent, we’ll bring a slightly different cast of characters, and we’ll be [...]

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Interactive

Local Government Leadership & Self Awareness Training: Asotin County PUD

0 Comments 28 March 2015

Local Government Leadership & Self Awareness Training April 28 @ 9:00 am, 1500 Scenic Way, Clarkston, WA Join ELGL and SGR for a free skills assessment and leadership seminar, hosted by Asotin County PUD. After registering online, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to an online assessment. Participants will complete this online tool [...]

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Allow Myself to Introduce Myself

What I Am…..Robbie Lippard, George Washington University MPA Student

0 Comments 28 March 2015

Welcome to our latest new member feature which draws inspiration from Sesame Street. (Who doesn’t love the Count?) We’ve all heard the excuse “I’m too busy” so we’ve simplified our feature to illicit short, meaningful responses. As a side note, ELGL is adamantly opposed to the excuse, “I’m too busy.” Robbie Lippard is first up. [...]

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Book Club

ELGL Book Club – A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger

0 Comments 27 March 2015

Did you read Detroit: An American Autopsy and participate ELGL’s Twittersation on Friday? Yes – Great! Thanks!  What were your takeaways from the twittersation where we assessed Charlie LeDuff’s exploration of where Detroit went wrong? No – Don’t worry, check out #ELGLBookClub and you can pour through a stirring investigation of city affairs quickly and see how our book club concept [...]

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State of Local Government

Survey: Relationship Between Local Government and Non Profits

0 Comments 27 March 2015

Survey: Relationship Between Local Government & Non Profits By: Colleen Casey, UT-Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Increasingly, nonprofits play a valuable function in local government, from service-delivery to policy advocacy. Yet, many questions remain about effective ways to manage and cultivate relationships with nonprofits.

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Morning Buzz

3.27.2015

Comments Off 27 March 2015

The Colbert Report Colbert Report Episode Guide,  More Colbert Report Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Happy ELGL Book Club Friday! The morning’s buzz is brought to you by Charlie LeDuff the author of Detroit: An American Autopsy………soon to be known as the man who exposed Jim Harbaugh

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State of Local Government

ELGL East Coast?

0 Comments 26 March 2015

ELGL spreads across country We have a core group of local government professionals interested in increasing our presence in the Northeast with a particular focus in Massachusetts and Washington, DC. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, send an email to Kent Wyatt, kent@elgl.org.

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Around the World

Open Government: State of the Confederation

0 Comments 26 March 2015

Richard Pietro gives us a rundown of Canada’s Open Government & Open Data movements. Since he considers himself a Fanboy of Open Gov, he’s using a classic movie, and a classic writing tool, to deliver his perspective…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Check Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

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Webinar

Webinar: Budget for the People

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Budget for the People: Alameda County Ramps Up Financial Transparency Our friends at Socrata are all about data transparency, and they’re hosting a webinar on March 31 about financial transparency in Alameda County, CA. Find out more below and register here!

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