bend-oregon-luxury_homesJoin us at 3CMA in Bend!

ELGL is proud to co-host the Northwest Regional 3CMA Conference in Bend, Oregon on May 22 & 23. We hope you can join us for this exciting two day conference that is filled to the brim with some of our favorite ELGL members – Robyn Christie, Kent Wyatt, Randy Ealy, Eric King, and more! 3CMA is the national city-county communications and marketing association. Your membership in ELGL means that your attendance at the regional 3CMA conference is only $150. Sign up today for the best government communications conference!

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Prom? Remix)

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Check out the latest list of public sector jobs with openings in economic development, management, human resources, and more!

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downloadBroken Social Scene: Is YouTube for You?

YouTube is a great resource for local governments, and this month I’m going to look at two different ways of using this popular video sharing site. Both are perfectly valid and can result in meaningful engagement with the tech-savvy residents in your town. What they have in common, though, is good content, which is the foundation of any good social media strategy.

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eugeneJob Posting: Director of Human Resources – Eugene School District

The Eugene School District is currently looking for a Director of Human Resources. This position is in charge of managing the hiring, support, and retention of a diverse staff. For details on the position read below and check out the complete job description.

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Local Government Confidential: Sitting at the Little Kids Table

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Kent Wyatt shares his take on the latest pop culture and whether your professional organization is forcing young members to sit at the little kids table. Plus this week he gives hat tips to the ELGL members that have been promoted.

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ELGL is probably the coolest and most informative public administration-related organization I’m aware of.

– Eric Peterson, City Manager, Hillsborough, NC - http://www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us/

If you want to keep up with the leading edge thinkers among the next generation of leaders…be a member of ELGL.

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“ELGL is this really cool group… that are our profession’s future, as a profession and as an association, in my opinion.”

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In one year, I will renew my membership because ELGL is rejuvenating public service with its positive and youthful energy.

– Leisha DeHart-Davis, UNC Professor of Public Administration - http://www.mpa.unc.edu/

Join Us at the 3CMA Conference!

ELGL is proud to co-host the Northwest Regional 3CMA Conference in Bend, Oregon on May 22 & 23.  We hope you can join us for this exciting two day conference that is filled to the brim with some of our favorite ELGL members – Robyn Christie, Kent Wyatt, Randy Ealy, Eric King, and more! 3CMA [...]

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RI: Rich Kerbel, Town of North Kingstown, Former Town Manager

Resetting the 50 Nifty Project      Fifty Nifty Takeaways What do we hope to learn from this series? We hope you will gain a better understanding of the unique characteristics of local government in each state, we hope you will learn that there are others like you who are motivated to make a difference through the public [...]

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“Launch Yourself” Interviews ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt

Listen to the Podcast: The Launch of ELGL with Kent Wyatt Kent Wyatt co-founded Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) after a difficult career transition when he relocated to Oregon. He has thrown the doors wide open and brought transparency back into the realm of local government to help others launch their careers and grow and [...]

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Growing Up in City Hall: Life as a City Manager’s Child with Jeanna Troha

This is the latest post in a new series about growing up with a parent who is also a City Manager. We will interview a current local government professional who followed their mother or father’s footsteps into public service. You can check out past installments here: Growing Up in City Hall. Today, we hear from [...]

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04.15.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Prom? Remix)

This Is How Teens Are Asking Each Other To Prom Nowadays 3rd Annual Resume Book – Submissions Due By May 5 New jobs will be posted throughout the week. Those will be highlighted in RED. Communications Communications Coordinator, Multnomah County Community Manager/Project Manager, Bonfire Marketing Communications, Social Media, and Outreach Coordinator, Pine Tech SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST , City of [...]

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04.14.14 Carolina MPA Job Postings

04.14.14 Carolina Job Postings Supplemental Reading On Campus with the Carolina MPA Program The Takeaway with Cal Horton, Former Chapel Hill Town Manager NC: Eric Peterson, Town of Hillsborough VA: Chris Morrill, City of Roanoke, City Manager...

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Job Posting: Director of Human Resources – Eugene School District

The Eugene School District is currently looking for a Director of Human Resources. This position is in charge of managing the hiring, support, and retention of a diverse staff. For details on the position read below and check out the complete job description: Director of Human Resources – Eugene SD. Position Summary Location: Eugene, Oregon [...]

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Broken Social Scene: Is YouTube for You?

I was pleased to see that last month’s column about how to respond to snarky comments on social media generated some nice discussion on LinkedIn and Twitter. I also sent the column to my boss, the Oak Park Communications Director David Powers. As you can see from this pic, Oak Park’s staff offices lack a [...]

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Local Government Confidential: Sitting at the Little Kids Table

A Touching Eulogy for Fan ‘Princess’ Lacey Holsworth From MSU Before passing “Go” to read this week’s Local Government Confidential, you must watch the following video of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and his tribue to Lacey Holsworth. Background on the story, Lacey was an 8-year old with cancer who was adopted by Michigan State player Adreain [...]

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Knope of the Week: Ben Petrick, Author of 40,000 to 1 and Former MLB Player

Perspective. Tangled. Onesie     One of the most inspiring speakers in ELGL history is this week’s Knope of the Week. Ben Petrick, former major league player and author of “40,000 to 1″, brought humor (the onesie button struggle), perspective (cherish the day), and inspiration (fighting Parkinson’s) to his presentation at this week’s ELGL forum. [...]

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04.17.2014 Your Morning Buzz

Today’s Morning Buzz celebrates the best finance meme we’ve ever seen – thanks to Tigard Finance Director Toby LaFrance for sharing this gem with us: Upcoming Webinar: Detroit is the Place to Be with Mark Binelli – April 23 Clackamas County Manager’s Panel – April 24 Next Generation Managers: IAMMA Breakout Session – April 25...

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04.16.2014 Your Morning Buzz

17 Baby Elephants Learning How To Use Their Trunks Upcoming  Forum on the Portland Bike Share Program with Steve Hoyt-McBeth – Today Webinar: Detroit is the Place to Be with Mark Binelli – April 23 Clackamas County Manager’s Panel – April 24 Next Generation Managers: IAMMA Breakout Session – April 25 #Trending on ELGL 04.15.14 Jobs, [...]

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04.15.14 Your Morning Buzz

Tax Day Freebies 2014 Trending South Carolina: Katherine Hendricks, City of Pickens Administrator Local Government Confidential: Sitting at the Little Kids Table Help an ELGL Member Complete Their MPA Capstone Communication Breakdown: Quotas and Clicks – The Impact on Local Government Growing Up in City Hall: Life as a City Manager’s Child with Jackie Schwerm Transaction Wire [...]

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