03.07.12 The Morning Buzz



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Citizen Involvement Recruitments – Deadline extended for  Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Budget Committee. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has extended the deadline to recruit people to serve for three-year terms on the Enhanced Law Service District Budget Committee. The new deadline is Friday, April 6.

Clackamas County wants to hear your priorities and give you an opportunity to provide feedback about County services. There are about 5 minutes of questions in the survey. Once you are finished, you will also be given an option to take a longer survey about more specific issues in the County. http://fmrsurvey.com/DHM/CCC1/CCC1logn.htm

Brainstorm 2012 Call for Nominations — Portland Monthly Magazine – Portland Monthly is pleased to announce the call for nominations for Brain Storm 2012! Help us discover Oregon’s boldest and greatest thinkers to be profiled in the October issue. The deadline for nominations is April 20.

Milwaukie Baseball Park Citizen Task Force holds its second meeting – Field orientation and potential use presentation from second Task Force meeting posted here! Third meeting on Thursday.

In Washington County, advocacy happens during happy hour – The WTA is hosting a networking event of active transportation committees in Washington County on March 29th.


Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives — InformationWeek – Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.

Planning Advisor February 2012 – Planning for the Recovery – In his first Planning Advisor column, Joe Tovar, FAICP, Principal, Inova Planning, Communications and Design, offers advice on steps local governments can take to facilitate and stimulate economic recovery in the near term and lay the groundwork for longer-term growth and fiscal sustainability.

How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work  – Recall your worst day at work, when events of the day left you frustrated, unmotivated by the job, and brimming with disdain for your boss and your organization. That day is probably unforgettable. But do you know exactly how your boss was able to make it so horrible for you? Our research provides insight into the precise levers you can use to re-create that sort of memorable experience for your own underlings.

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