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This Week in Local Government – Updated 8/29 at 7:28 a.m

19 Comments 26 August 2014

ELGL co-founder and Tigard (OR) senior management analyst Kent Wyatt keeps you current on local government, pop culture, and fatherhood. You’ll also read about his daily battles with his 2-year old and 4-year old girls, and 7-year old dog Michael Jordan. Sounds fun, huh!

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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 8/30/14 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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Morris Family Adventures

Local Gov Adventures: Jackson, Wyoming

12 Comments 30 August 2014

Hello city slickers! We have cell phone service once again. We’re in Jackson, Wyoming for a few nights. More adventures and photos to come! Wrangler butts drive me nuts! Enjoying our time in the beautiful town of Jackson. WE MADE IT! We have arrived at Yellowstone National Park which unfortunately is void of any municipal [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: Dan Weinheimer, Fort Collins, CO

0 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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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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Annual Conference

#ELGL14: Fiber, Fiber, Fiber

4 Comments 29 August 2014

  Let’s talk Google fiber, independent fiber, and more! Not many people have it, everyone wants it, and only a few people truly understand it.  Learn from the experts on municipal fiber installation and how communities can benefit and work with the providers. #ELGL14 registration opens in just one week! Be ready on September 5 at [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: Ann Janda, Town of Milton, VT

1 Comment 29 August 2014

We prepare for the ELGL & ICMA joint event at the ICMA Conference by getting to know attendees through their responses to four simple questions. Respondents will 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 [...]

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Knope of the Week

Knope of the Week: Brittany Bennett, Self Help, Development, Policy, and Impact Associate

14 Comments 29 August 2014

Passionate. Driven. Courageous   Leslie Knope is smiling after watching Brittany Bennett’s (LinkedIn and Twitter) virtuoso performance of organizing, moderating, and recapping our recent Twittersation on the events in Ferguson. What We Learned If you missed the Twittersation, fear not. We’ve compiled a recap of the discussion and created a survey for you to share [...]

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Morning Buzz

08.29.2014

1 Comment 29 August 2014

08.29.2014 Welcome to your Friday Morning Buzz. today we’re looking at saving parks in Portland, Airport City in Memphis, and Water troubles in Detroit.   Trending on ELGL  This Week in Local Government Can I Bum a Ride to the Inaugural Washington ELGL Event? Around the World: Pop Culture Upcoming ELGL Events Landing Your Dream [...]

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Cookingham Connection

Guidepost #6 – Kevin Duggan

12 Comments 29 August 2014

Welcome to week #6 of the Cookingham Connection. Today, we hear from Kevin Duggan, the West Coast Regional Director for ICMA.  Previously, Mr. Duggan served as the city manager of Mountain View, California, and Campbell, California.  ELGL appreciates the friendship, guidance and support that Mr. Duggan provides to ELGL members, and welcome his thoughts on Cookingham guidepost [...]

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Around the World

Around the World: Pop Culture

1 Comment 28 August 2014

Around the World in Local Government – August 2014 Frame Changers Three Biggest Issues Facing Local Government Stereotyping Local Government Communications What music, books, places, etc. best represent the current state of pop culture in your region? Brian H. - Assistant to the Director (Chief) at San Antonio (TX) Police Department Austin, which hosts the SXSW [...]

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