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03.04.2015

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It’s Hump Day! Today we celebrate the mid-point of the work week but more importantly the Freedom House, the first EMT/Paramedic service in the United States. This groundbreaking service has served as national and global model how to create an effective and diverse EMS service. Read about Freedom House and other #localgov news.     Right [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Now Hiring: ELGL Public Affairs Assistant

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Work Experience: Public Affairs Assistant With more than 800 members from 32 states, ELGL has four chapters – Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest. Our membership is the most diverse in the public sector. Members range from young to old, public to private sector, interns to managers, and planners to librarians. ELGL has been described [...]

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Preparing for Conference Presentations

SGR Wrap Up: Diagnosing Oompa Loompas in Your Organzation

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ELGL members Bridget Doyle, John McCarter, and Ryan Adams presented at the 2015 Strategic Government Resources Conference in Grapevine, TX.  The topic, “Fresh Ideas to Inspire a Multigenerational Team” investigates what drives diverse groups of people to achieve and how those groups are impacted by different generations.  Diagnosing Oompa Loompas in Your Organization By: Ryan Adams – [...]

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Knope of the Week

“Work Worth Doing” – A Thank You to Parks and Rec

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Kristin Donald is the Finance Manager for Apex Park and Recreation District, which is a special district in Jefferson County Colorado (metro Denver area). “Work Worth Doing” – A Thank You to Parks and Rec By: Kristin Donald (LinkedIn) I started watching NBC’s Parks and Recreation because I was in the public sector and just like [...]

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State of Local Government

Livin’ the Dream, Phil, Livin’ the Dream

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Phil Smith-Hanes, County Administrative Officer for Humboldt County, CA, joins our team of columnists. He’ll write on topics ranging from career advice to the differences in working for a county as opposed to a city.  Livin’ the Dream, Phil, Livin’ the Dream By: Phil Smith-Hanes, LinkedIn and Twitter One of the pleasantries often exchanged in [...]

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What is an Assistant To?

What is an Assistant To: Amy Hugunin, Town of Miami Lakes, FL

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What is an Assistant to the City Manager? In between other duties as assigned, council meetings, and a bewildering assortment of public inquiries, ELGL members identify the essential functions of the position.

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Allow Myself to Introduce Myself

My Story with Kristin Donald, Apex Park and Recreation District

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ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate, and educate. In this ongoing series, ELGL members tell the story of why they chose a local government career. Kristin Donald (LinkedIn) is a experienced local government manager with a passion for working hard and playing hard, and never accepting the statement “because that’s the way we have always done it”. [...]

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State of Local Government

Other Duties As Assigned: Squeezing the Bunny

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Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated by ELGL. Each month the show shares a candid look into the challenges and triumphs experienced by passionate public employees that are committed to their calling. Squeezing the Bunny Called-in by Brian [...]

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13 Percent

We’re All In This Together

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Today’s #13Percent post is from Kirsten Wyatt.  Kirsten is the Assistant City Manager in West Linn, Oregon and the co-founder of ELGL. Twitter & LinkedIn. _______________ ELGL got engaged on the women in local government leadership topic with the understanding that the lack of change in the past 30 years can’t be solved unless we’re [...]

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State of Local Government

360 Review with Conan Smith, Washtenaw County Commissioner and Michigan Suburbs Alliance

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our [...]

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