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Save the Date: The SWEETEST Local Government Mixer at NCCCMA Winter Seminar

0 Comments 21 December 2014

SEELGL is hosting the SWEETEST local government mixer at the 2015 NC City and County Management Association’s winter seminar. Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 5 and join us to sample delicious desserts, enjoy our awesome selfie booth, and hear some sweet words of wisdom from seasoned local government professionals. You won’t want to miss [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

12.21.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Let’s Get Cracking Remix)

5 Comments 16 December 2014

Ugly Christmas sweaters bask in mainstream appeal Management Chief Operating Officer – OED, Denver, CO Village Manager, Mackinaw City, MI Assistant County Manager, Union County, NC Associate Vice President for Strategic Communication, Sam Bernardino, CA Town Administrator / Finance Officer, Weldon, NC City Administrator, Seward, NE Town Administrator, Troy, NH Assistant Township Manager, Caln Township, PA City Administrator, [...]

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Woo Hoo Web Redesign

Woo Hoo, New ELGL Website

0 Comments 21 December 2014

Hi, I’m Kirsten and welcome to a new column I’ll be writing periodically about ELGL’s development of and transition to a new website.  We’ve heard over the last few months that some of you want our site to become even more awesome.  And, seeing that we’re getting 30,000+ hits per month, we know we need [...]

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News Article

Rewind: Say WA!? ELGL expands to Washington State

0 Comments 21 December 2014

Before we look ahead to 2015, we’re recounting the top ELGL stories from 2014. Number 10: Say WA!? ELGL expands to Washington State Behind the leadership of Alison Hellberg and Candice Bock from the Association of Washington Cities, ELGL increased its content and programming in the state. Content WA: Tracy Burrows, MRSC Executive Director Marilynne Beard, [...]

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The Practitioner

My Story with Toy Beeninga, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

0 Comments 21 December 2014

ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate, and educate. One way we do that is by “telling our story.” In our new ongoing series we allow ELGL members to tell their story, describing how they got into local government and a little about their path and journey in the field. Toy Beeninga ICMA Senior Management Fellow, City of [...]

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Morning Buzz

12.21.2014

1 Comment 21 December 2014

Welcome to your Sunday morning buzz! Today’s Buzz features an explanation for why peppermint makes you feel cold, a look at why some cities are turning to the cloud to prepare for disasters, and a look at how governments can unlock economic from open data. As you read the morning buzz you will be greeted with [...]

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Morning Buzz

12.20.2014

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Welcome to your Saturday morning buzz! Today’s Buzz features Cuba, marijuana regulation and 5 ways technology can improve urban design. On this day in 1967, a Pennsylvania Railroad  Budd Metroliner went 155 mph on a route in what is now Amtrak’s NE Corridor. We’re still waiting for speeds one-third that fast on the west coast…

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

UNC Job Posts 12.19.2014

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This week’s list of jobs from the University of North Carolina MPA program has openings from Reidsville, NC to Billings, MT. Check out the openings and apply below. Local Government: Assistant County Manager, Union County, NC City Manager, City of Reidsville, NC County Manager, Beaufort, NC Director of Social Services, Transylvania County, NC Economic Development [...]

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Career

163 Tips for Your Career and Future Job Searches

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You’ve read about the career survey that we completed last month. We’ve highlighted a number of the findings in these articles: Cover Letters: The Hardest Part of the Search, 6 Tips for Interviewing for a Job by Emily Leuning, and 6 Tips for Writing a Resume by Katie Babits, Veneta, OR. We have three more articles in the works on [...]

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The Practitioner

360 Review with Wilson Hooper, City of Charlotte, NC

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our [...]

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Cookingham Connection

Guidepost #21 – Pete Olson, Yorktown, Indiana

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Welcome to the 21st week of the Cookingham Connection series.  Today, we hear from Pete Olson. He is the Assistant Town Manager for the City of Yorktown, Indiana,  a position he has held since July 2009. Prior to that, he was the city’s Deputy Town Manager. He holds an MPA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. [...]

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