News Article

Say WA!? ELGL expands to Washington State

3 Comments 29 July 2014

Home to the Super Bowl champions, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grey’s Anatomy, and Twilight, Washington state adds a new family member this week…….ELGL. We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).  This new partnership will bring ELGL programming and information to local government professionals working in Washington cities.  ELGL also plans on [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

07.29.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Garden State Remix)

1 Comment 29 July 2014

Can a soundtrack change your life? ‘Garden State’ did   Management City Manager, McMinnville, OR City Manager, Marshall, TX Town Manager, Paonia, CO Town Manager, Limestone, ME City Manager, Galveston, TX Town Manager, Brattleboro, VT Town Manager, Richmond, ME Executive Director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission City Administrator, Ecorse, MI Deputy City Manager, El Paso, TX City Administrator, Blue Earth, MN [...]

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Morning Buzz

07.29.2014

Comments Off 29 July 2014

Today’s buzz is brought to you by the fist bump. You know it, you love it — but this humble salutation is in the news this week because it reportedly transfers up to 90 percent fewer germs than the traditional handshake.

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Triple Aim

Change Is Coming to Obamacare?

6 Comments 28 July 2014

Josh Schultz works in New York City helping elderly and disabled people access health insurance and afford health care. He welcomes comments about this article or suggestions for future topics. This post consists of only his own views, and will be cross-posted to the American Emerging Local Government Leaders network under his column, “Taking Triple [...]

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Cookingham Connection

Guidepost #1 – Emily Leuning

5 Comments 28 July 2014

Welcome to week #1 of the Cookingham Connection.  This week, we hear from Emily Leuning, the intern in Sherwood and West Linn, Oregon.  Emily also volunteers with ELGL as our program assistant.  The Cookingham Connection pairs engaged leaders with emerging leaders to learn and think about the guideposts of city management.  Today, Emily tackles Guidepost #1.  She reflects [...]

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Morning Buzz

07.28.2014

2 Comments 28 July 2014

Funniest, creepiest and coolest fan costumes at Comic Con 2014 Trending One Minute Raps in the City of River Falls, Wisconsin 07.27.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (EPA C-List Celebrity Remix) Knope of the Week: Mark Funkhouser, Publisher of Governing #ELGL14: Emily Badger, Washington Post Sustainability Chat with Portland Mayor Hales and Indianapolis Mayor Ballard High 5 1. Marijuana [...]

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Morning Buzz

07.27.2014

4 Comments 27 July 2014

Today’s Morning Buzz includes two High Five articles that make you say “hmmm” – does becoming a parent make you a better manager? (I say yes).  And, a new survey shows that Americans think U.S. would be better governed if women were in charge (I again say yes). Take a gander, and also consider this [...]

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Cookingham Connection

Before Cookingham: Kansas City Women v. Pendergast

6 Comments 26 July 2014

Former mayor Barnes highlights women’s fight against Pendergast machine Hat tip to Rick Usher, Kansas City (MO) assistant city manager, for sharing the story  of women who worked to bring down “Boss” Tom Pendergast’s political machine in the late 1930s and early ’40s, helping to end 20 years of mob rule in the city. Former [...]

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Morning Buzz

07.26.2014

2 Comments 26 July 2014

  In honor of summer internship season, today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by all things intern-y. The Buzz features anti-surveillance camouflage for your face, Morgan Freeman on helium and transportation-themed show tunes. Enjoy!

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Cookingham Connection

Guidepost #1 – Chris Jordan

12 Comments 25 July 2014

Welcome to week #1 of the Cookingham Connection.  This week, we hear from Chris Jordan, the city manager of West Linn, Oregon.  Mr. Jordan began his tenure as City Manager of West Linn in October 2005. For the previous 10 years, Mr. Jordan worked for the City of Lake Oswego where he was the Assistant [...]

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