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Raise Your Hand If You’re Going “Back to the Future” with ELGL and ICMA

65 Comments 23 August 2014

Updated 8/31/14 7:01 a.m. Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park (CA) city manager, Bonnie Svrcek, Lynchburg (VA) deputy city manager, and Julie Underwood, Daly City (CA) assistant city manager will serve as ELGL spokespersons for the event and will deliver brief remarks about our three cornerstones: connect, communicate, and educate. See who has already signed up to attend the [...]

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30 Days of Badger

30 Days of Badger – Day 29

0 Comments 02 September 2014

What a whirlwind summer it has been for the relatively young Silicon Valley start-up company, Uber. As Emily Badger reported back in June, the four year old company took on a valuation of $17.2 Billion, and city by city, are continuing to expand their business worldwide. Unfamiliar with Uber? Curious how it works? In today’s [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: Mitch Foster, Kingsley, MI, Village Manager

0 Comments 02 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. Mitch Foster Village Manager Kingsley, Michigan Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Background Check [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

09.02.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (1st Day of School Remix)

Comments Off 02 September 2014

Management Executive Director, Go Lloyd City Manager, Cochran, GA City Administrator / City Clerk, Eldora, IA Town Manager, Pembroke, NC Town Administrator, Milford, NH City Manager, Aiken, SC City Administrator, Waukesha, WI Cultural Arts Center Manager, Sherwood, OR Assistant City Manager, East Grand Rapids, MI Assistant City Manager, Knoxville, IA President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Portland Chief Operating Officer, Ronald McDonald [...]

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Morning Buzz

09.02.2014

Comments Off 02 September 2014

It’s the Labor Day Hangover edition of the Morning Buzz! Labor Day is a great holiday as long as you don’t confuse it with May Day, which is part of an insidious plot by commies to brainwash our children (and cats!). Trending on ELGL #ELGL14: The Complete Schedule Quick Take: C. James Ervin, Town of [...]

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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

Comments Off 01 September 2014

 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

Comments Off 01 September 2014

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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