Calendar

Webinar: A Case Study in Using Technology to Improve Transparency

0 Comments 24 July 2014

Williamson County, TX Innovation in Business Intelligence and Transparency Wednesday, August 13 10:00 am (PST), 12:00 pm (CST), 1:00 pm (EST) REGISTER When you’re the fastest growing county in the nation, have the most debt of any other County in your state, and need to cut costs while providing open transparency to the public – what [...]

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Morning Buzz

07.24.2014

0 Comments 24 July 2014

We’ve read it before and we’ll read it again: A big social media account makes a critical mistake and faces unending criticism. This time, it was our friends over at AP. A forgotten comma—especially when your audience is a bunch of news gobbling grammar freaks—doesn’t make for good press. AP was reporting on a heavy topic [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

North Carolina MPA Job Listings 07.23.2014

0 Comments 23 July 2014

The University of North Carolina’s school of government has a list of job openings from around the county. Check out the list and download the descriptions to apply. Local Government: Budget & Management Analyst (2 positions), City of Raleigh, NC County Manager, Polk County, NC Assistant County Manager, Franklin County, NC Assistant County Manager, Davidson [...]

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Cookingham Connection

“Cookingham Connection” Column Starts on Friday

0 Comments 23 July 2014

Starting on Friday, ELGL will begin an exciting new column series where we’ll share columns drafted by engaged and emerging leaders that reflect on one of L.P. Cookingham’s guideposts for city managers.  You’ll recall that L.P. was the city manager of Kansas City, MO, and is regarded as the “father” of modern city management.  L.P. [...]

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Networking

#micities2014 Conference

3 Comments 23 July 2014

ELGL is partnering with the the University of Michigan’s School of Information and Taubman College of Architecture and Planning to promote the #micities2014 conference. This is a great opportunity for ELGL members to connect and learn how technology is changing local government. #micities2014: Technology Innovation in Michigan Cities and Beyond #micities2014 From now until August 22 conference [...]

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Defining Sustainability

Defining Sustainability with SustainIndy

2 Comments 23 July 2014

Last time we heard from Beth Otto we learned about sustainability efforts in the City of Hillboro, OR. This time she heads to the Midwest to learn about SustainIndy, the ongoing efforts in Indianapolis. Learn more about SustainIndy on Facebook, Twitter, World Wide Web, and YouTube SUSTAININDY Making Indianapolis the Most Sustainable City in the Midwest     [...]

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Morning Buzz

7.23.2014 ELGL Morning Buzz

8 Comments 23 July 2014

Todays Morning Buzz is dedicated to the Two Brave La Joya Police Officers who were shot in the Line of Duty. As Local Government Supporters, ELGL thanks the men and women of America’s Law Enforcement agencies for their bravery and dedication to our safety. In a break from past practice, today’s Morning Buzz will highlight [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

SGR Job Opportunities 07.22.2014

3 Comments 22 July 2014

Our friends at Strategic Government Resources have a number of recruitments they want ELGL members to know about! You can apply by contacting SGR, inquire about a specific position through the contact listed.

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The Practitioner

One Minute Raps in the City of River Falls, Wisconsin

22 Comments 22 July 2014

The City of River Falls, Wisconsin has been producing one minute videos entitled “City Raps” that give a quick look at different issues and topics around the city. We talked with Dawn Wills, the city’s Communication Coordinator to get the inside scoop.

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Communication Breakdown, ELGL/Midwest, The Newsroom

Communications Breakdown: Convergence is the Name of the Game

7 Comments 22 July 2014

By Shawn Patrick Floss and Bridget Doyle Until recently, broadcast reporters and print reporters stuck to their own arena of journalism. Broadcast focused on its well-coiffed anchors, on-scene stand-ups and colorful B-roll; print informed the masses with the beauty of the written word showcased in front page news stories, columns and features. While both types of journalism still [...]

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