Annual Conference

#ELGL14: The Moth – True Stories Told Live

0 Comments 01 September 2014

Learn how to tell your local gov story! The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: C. James Ervin, Town of Rocky Mount, VA

0 Comments 01 September 2014

As we prepare for the ELGL & ICMA joint event at the ICMA Conference, attendees describe the current state of local government, their mentors, ways to strengthen local government, and of course, their dream six-pack. Link: Raise Your Hand If You’re Going “Back to the Future” with ELGL and ICMA. C. James Ervin Town of Rocky Mount (VA), Town Manager 1. [...]

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Annual Conference

#ELGL14 Complete Schedule

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 The countdown is on: registration for #ELGL14 opens at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5.  Here’s the full conference agenda so you can get early approval to spend October 17 with ELGL at the Kennedy School.  You’ll notice one very important thing: this conference agenda is chock full o’ relevant local government information that will [...]

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Morning Buzz

09.01.2014

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Let’s kick of September with awkward school photos, plus information about the best job markets for young college grads; tips for women who need to save for retirement; and how big data can help prevent the next Ferguson (and, instead of a “High Five,” we had to have a “High Six” today because there are [...]

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Morning Buzz

08.31.2014

1 Comment 31 August 2014

College football is BACK!! Our long national nightmare is over, and in case you missed it we’ve got some highlights to go with your very late morning buzz. Stories include the beginning of Detroit’s bankruptcy battle, reducing homelessness, and the California drought.

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Morris Family Adventures

Local Gov Adventures: Say Hello to L.O

13 Comments 30 August 2014

One final stop……City of Lake Oswego City Hall. Trip recap: 15 city hall selfies; 2,418 miles driven; bison, too many to count. We made it to Hood River! And it’s all good in the Hood. Rolling through Pendleton. We stopped in at the fire station to visit with Firefighter Daryl Sams. Daryl gave us a [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: Dan Weinheimer, Fort Collins, CO

2 Comments 30 August 2014

As we prepare for the ELGL & ICMA joint event at the ICMA Conference we want to get to know attendees. Respondents will describe the current state of local government, their mentors, ways to strengthen local government, and of course, their dream six-pack. Today we hear from Dan Weinheimer of Fort Collins, CO. Raise Your Hand If You’re Going [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

UNC Job Postings 08.30.2014

0 Comments 30 August 2014

Check out the University of North Carolina MPA program’s job postings. They have several openings listed in the tarheel state plus openings across the county and in the nonprofit sector. Download the complete listings: Job Postings_August 25-29, 2014 A & Job Postings_August 25-29, 2014 B Local Government: Assistant Borough Manager, Narberth Borough, Pennsylvania Assistant County Manager, Wayne County, [...]

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Morning Buzz

08.30.2014

Comments Off 30 August 2014

Today’s Buzz features Tiki Bars in Chicago, issues for Tesla in Georgia, and Obama’s (apparently scandalous) tan suit. In other news this week, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has been unable to decide whether it wants to boil over or carry on at a low simmer – at least this one’s easier to pronounce than Eyjafjallajökull.

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30 Days of Badger

30 Days of Badger – Day ??

0 Comments 29 August 2014

After much deliberation, I have decided to postpone Days 29 & 30 of this project/column. My office is a skeleton crew today as folks are already heading out to their favorite Labor Day campsites and most likely powering down their technology devices. I want to end this with a bang and I’m working on a [...]

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