Morning Buzz

3.27.2015

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The Colbert Report Colbert Report Episode Guide,  More Colbert Report Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Happy ELGL Book Club Friday! The morning’s buzz is brought to you by Charlie LeDuff the author of Detroit: An American Autopsy………soon to be known as the man who exposed Jim Harbaugh

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State of Local Government

Survey: Relationship Between Local Government and Non Profits

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Survey: Relationship Between Local Government & Non Profits By: Colleen Casey, UT-Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Increasingly, nonprofits play a valuable function in local government, from service-delivery to policy advocacy. Yet, many questions remain about effective ways to manage and cultivate relationships with nonprofits.

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State of Local Government

ELGL East Coast?

0 Comments 26 March 2015

ELGL spreads across country We have a core group of local government professionals interested in increasing our presence in the Northeast with a particular focus in Massachusetts and Washington, DC. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, send an email to Kent Wyatt, kent@elgl.org.

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Around the World

Open Government: State of the Confederation

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Richard Pietro gives us a rundown of Canada’s Open Government & Open Data movements. Since he considers himself a Fanboy of Open Gov, he’s using a classic movie, and a classic writing tool, to deliver his perspective…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Check Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

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Webinar

Webinar: Budget for the People

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Budget for the People: Alameda County Ramps Up Financial Transparency Our friends at Socrata are all about data transparency, and they’re hosting a webinar on March 31 about financial transparency in Alameda County, CA. Find out more below and register here!

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Allow Myself to Introduce Myself

My Story with Justin Finestone, City of Bend, OR

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ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate, and educate. In this ongoing series, local government professionals tell the story of why they chose a local government career.

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Morning Buzz

03.26.2015

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Today’s Morning Buzz is dedicated to infrastructure. You know… those roads we drive on, bridges we cross rivers with, dams to generate electricity, these new-fangled airports and everything else in between!

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Book Club

First Ever #ELGLBookClub #Twittersation Today (3/27)!

0 Comments 25 March 2015

We will discuss out first book club pick, Detroit: An American Autopsy this Friday, March 27 at 12 noon EST. SEELGL Advisory Board member, Brittany Bennett, will moderate the discussion of this fascinating story of the Motor City.

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13 Percent

#13Percent: Understand, Combat, and Change

0 Comments 25 March 2015

The #13Percent initiative is sweeping the country with mentions in Governing Magazine and GovExec. We’ll continue to highlight the lack of diversity in local government and hope that you’ll help us raise awareness by sharing the #13Percent initiative with colleagues, on social media, and in conversations.

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State of Local Government

360 Review with Josh Hawkins, City of Ashland, MO

0 Comments 25 March 2015

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.”

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