Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

10.23.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Apple Pay Remix)

Comments Off 21 October 2014

I Just Bought Chicken Nuggets With My Dang iPhone Management City Administrator, Arcadia, FL City Manager, Chattahoochee Hills, GA City Administrator / Clerk, Britt, IA Town Administrator, Rutland, MA Town Manager, Sangerville, MA City Administrator, Cokato, MN City Administrator, Lake Lotawano, MO Village Administrator, Enon, OH City Administrator, Siloam Springs, OK City Administrator, Stephenville, TX Executive Director, Oregon Rural Action General Manager, Kitsap Public [...]

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The Practitioner

Easy as 1,2,3: Ranked Ballot Voting and Ontario’s Municipal Elections

0 Comments 23 October 2014

Easy as 1, 2,3: Ranked Ballot Voting and Ontario’s Municipal Elections by Ashleigh Weeden October is municipal election season in Ontario, Canada; on October 27th, communities across the province will go to the polls to select their municipal leaders for the next four years. In recent years, voter turn-out for all elections has been, well, [...]

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Calendar, Webinar

ICMA Webinar: Storytelling to Promote Positive Solutions

0 Comments 23 October 2014

Our friends at ICMA have a webinar coming up next Wednesday – it will focus on how storytelling can help local government find positive solutions. You do not have to be an ICMA member to participate.

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The Practitioner

Powering Open Data with Socrata

0 Comments 23 October 2014

Socrata Launches Apps Marketplace to Help Governments The 70’s had the free love movement, this decade has the open data movement. One of the leaders of that movement is Socrata. You may remember them from #ELGL14 – huge computer monitor, cool giveaways, and right by the pizza line. In case we didn’t get a chance [...]

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Annual Conference

#ELGL14 Music Video: Change Comin’

2 Comments 23 October 2014

It’s bound to be considered the “Thriller” of local government music videos, it’s the #ELGL14 music video produced by Jordan Bunch Productions. HUGE thanks to Strategic Government Resources for assisting in the effort.

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Morning Buzz

10.23.2014

0 Comments 23 October 2014

On Monday while voting early in his hometown of Chicago, President Barack Obama was told jokingly by a man not to “touch his girlfriend.” Although the man was clearly joking, the story took off. Today’s Morning Buzz is dedicated to a little bit of a presidential flirt. No harm, no foul, Mr. President. (WINK) Trending [...]

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Communication Breakdown

New Column Alert: Digital Storytelling with Kim Ervin, Pyramid Communications

0 Comments 22 October 2014

One of the many benefits from #ELGL14 was strengthening our relationships with Kim Ervin from Pyramid Communications. Kim participated on the social media scene panel. (You can relive the session here.) Kim has agreed to write a monthly column on successful communication strategies from the public and private sector. That’s not all – Kim has agreed to be [...]

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Discovering Detroit, ELGL/Midwest

Pure Michigan: ELGL Launches in the Mitten State

4 Comments 22 October 2014

Famous designer John Varvatos announced yesterday that he’s opening a store in Michigan. Today we announce that we’re setting up shop in the Great Lake State. We hired a new public affairs assistant, Kristin Bodle and we’ve started to form an advisory board with Alan Mond, CEO & Co-Founder at MuniRent, Mitch Foster, Kingsley Village Manager, Bob Bruner, Michigan Municipal [...]

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Morning Buzz

10.22.2014

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We dedicate todays Morning Buzz to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee who oversaw the coverage of Watergate. In addition to his oversight of Watergate, he was created with helping transform the Washington Post into one of the most respected newspapers in the U.S. We hope the stories we have chosen today are ones that [...]

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Morning Buzz

10.21.2014

1 Comment 21 October 2014

Ever since we read this story about a scientist who stumbled upon a spider the size of a puppy, all of us at ELGL HQ are: a) glad we’re in local government and not arachnology; and b) scared witless of puppy sized spiders.  Here’s a spider themed Buzz to get you through Tuesday.

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