Weekly Update – 05.29.16

Weekly Update – 05.29.16

#cityhallselfie in front of the Redwood City, CA city hall. I traveled there Monday-Wednesday to hang out with the cool kids at Seneca Systems.

#cityhallselfie in front of the Redwood City, CA city hall. I traveled there Monday-Wednesday to hang out with the cool kids at Seneca Systems.

Thank you to everyone who reacted so kindly to last week’s post about me becoming ELGL’s executive director. It was great to hear the sentiments that a focus on ELGL will help the organization grow and thrive, and most importantly – meet our mission of connecting, communicating and educating about local government.

There were a few questions that came up – here they are, and my answers:

  • Is ELGL paying you? Nope. ELGL is still 100% volunteer run.
  • Are my dues going to increase because ELGL has an executive director now? Nope. Affordability and access are still ELGL core values and that will never change.
  • Did you create ELGL  just so you could give yourself a job? If I knew six years ago when we created ELGL that it could turn into an executive director job, I would have used my prognostication skills in the stock market, or at least in the sports book.

Here’s your Sunday column with an overview of what we’ve accomplished in the prior week. If you have any questions, please email me or tweet at me. Fun fact – I’m reporting to you from the deck in Sunriver, Oregon. We’re spending Memorial Day weekend in the high desert.


ELGL Weekly Update – 05.29.16

Connect:

Communicate:

  • ELGL.org had 7,400 page views (5,700 unique views) on 20 blog posts.
  • The most popular post of the week? Last week’s Sunday update.
  • We announced a crowd sourced GovLove option.
  • Save the date – we also announced a new ELGL Live with Zach Markovits, and another one with Michael Karlik.
  • The “Trending Now” award is now open for your nominations.

Educate:

Questions? Comments? Drop me a note and let me know how ELGL can best serve you!