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This Week in Local Government – Updated 8/28 at 5:28 a.m

16 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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Can I Bum a Ride to the Inaugural Washington ELGL Event?

9 Comments 24 August 2014

Washington State Evening Buzz Say WA!? ELGL expands to Washington State It’s time for the first Washington state ELGL event!  Join us on August 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fish Tale Brew Pub for an “Evening Buzz.” This is your chance to learn more about ELGL if you live in Washington – we’ll host appetizers, you host your bar tab. Please RSVP for this event! List [...]

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Around the World

Around the World: Pop Culture

0 Comments 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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30 Days of Badger

30 Days of Badger – Day 28

0 Comments 28 August 2014

Emily Badger wrote article for CityLab back in November, 2013 called The Simplest Way to Get People Biking. The proposition: “Show people how long the exact same trip would take in a car, or on foot, or even by transit. It’s not enough to make it possible for people to bike. What advocates really need to do is [...]

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Annual Conference

#ELGL14 Sponsor: Oregon Metro

2 Comments 28 August 2014

It’s our pleasure to announce the second #ELGL14 conference sponsor: Oregon Metro!  Metro has been an important partner to ELGL since our inception and we’re so glad they’re on board as a supporting sponsor. Are you interested in becoming an #ELGL14 sponsor?  Click here to learn more and sign up today – spaces are limited. A huge high five to Metro – [...]

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Quick Take

Quick Take: Jason Escareno, San Mateo County, CA

1 Comment 28 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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Morning Buzz

08.28.2014

Comments Off 28 August 2014

Today’s Morning Buzz is decated to Hurricane Marie – or now Tropical Storm Marie. Marie, which rapidly intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday and became the strongest hurricane over the eastern Pacific since Hurricane Celia in 2010, will gradually weaken through the remainder of the week according to AccuWeather. Marie still continues to pose [...]

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Annual Conference

#ELGL14: My Career Path

3 Comments 27 August 2014

  They rose to the top, but how did they get there? This unique panel format introduces three of ELGL’s favorite public servants and their career paths. We’ll learn about their career directions and leadership perspectives in 20-minute snapshots from each speaker. Don’t forget, registration opens on September 5 at 8am. Register early, conference spots [...]

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Around the World

Around the World: Communication Breakdown

1 Comment 27 August 2014

Around the World in Local Government – August 2014 Frame Changers, Three Biggest Issues Facing Local Government, Stereotyping Local Government How do residents use digital technology to stay in touch with each other, and with their local governments? Brian H. - Assistant to the Director (Chief) at San Antonio (TX) Police Department All the ways you might expect, [...]

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Annual Conference

#ELGL14: Free Professional Headshots

3 Comments 27 August 2014

 Yep, you read that right.  If you attend #ELGL14, we’ll have David Nguyen, our favorite ELGL photographer, on hand to take free professional headshots. Why do you need a headshot?  For starters – everyone needs a professional picture for their LinkedIn profile. And as you progress in your career, you’ll need a photo for your [...]

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North by Southwest

North by Southwest: Zoning-Free Houston, John Fullbright, and Lunch with A.C

2 Comments 27 August 2014

  Welcome to the first installment of North by Southwest, ELGL’s newest column! Join ELGL contributor John McCarter for his new bi-weekly column exploring all things Southwest. In each installment we will take a look at what’s going on around the Southwest, complete with coverage of topical issues, jobs, music, books, and maybe more. Think [...]

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Land Down Under

From the Land Down Under: Parks and Rec, #LGAQtakeover, and Gaming with Waste

15 Comments 27 August 2014

From the Land Down Under with Andrew Coulson It’s August, a time traditionally in Australia when the end of winter is neigh and spring is about to be sprung. As someone from the Northern Hemisphere, it’s weird going from having your birthday in Autumn to one in Spring. Christmas cards start to appear that depict snow [...]

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