It was a busy week, with the most notable items related to ELGL issuing clarifications:
First, ELGL’s support of a congressional candidate was called into question. We had to issue a clarification that the candidate was actually a fictional character from the TV show “Veep” and that while ELGL is hugely supportive of groups like ICMA and their code of ethics, as an independent organization, ELGL membership does not abide by an identical code.
Then, ICMA leadership called into question a column series that Stacy Schweikhart and I are writing about the recently released women in leadership data. ICMA is worried that we are comparing apples to oranges when we divide the total number of female CAOs by the total number of ICMA members.
In future columns, you’ll learn more about why Stacy and I think this is an compelling and important statistic (hint: it has to do with feelings of inclusion in the professional organization). And, we’ll talk about why this recent data release shows that we need to get the National League of Cities and the US Conference of Mayors involved with the #13Percent discussion (something we’ve been urging for years).
ELGL Weekly Update – 06.12.16
- Welcome to the ELGL family! We added 27 new members and one new organizational member – Management Partners.
- This week’s highly controversial Jobs, Jobs, Jobs was our endorsement of Jonah Ryan for Congress.
- We posted job openings from Lynchburg, Portland, SGR’s job board, and UNC’s job board.
- The Deputy City Manager of Santa Monica, CA – Danielle Noble – was featured in “The Assistant” blog series.
Communicate (ELGL.org Content):
- We launched the ELGL Toolboxes – unique landing pages where we’ll compile the latest and greatest local government tools. First up – Civic Engagement, and Workforce Development.
- #FunFact: You can use these toolboxes to discover new ideas for your local government, review the tools that your local government is currently using, or see what your peers think about different tools.
- Stacy Schweikhart and I got elbow-deep in Excel with part one of our analysis of ICMA’s women in the profession data.
- Jamie Shockley broke it down for us about increasing the number of women in local gov.
- Stephen Harding wrote about the millennial generation and challenges to civic engagement.
- Zach Navin with Mequon, WI wrote about the value of giving city hall tours.
- Toni Shope from the Alliance for Innovation wrote about winning the local government talent race.
Communicate (By the Numbers):
- ELGL.org had 7,110 page views (5,512 unique views) on 30 blog posts.
- The most popular posts of the week? Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and Measures to Meaning.
- Our Tweets from the main ELGL account had 45,60o impressions.
- We added six new Facebook followers and our posts reached 2,170 people from the main ELGL Facebook page.
- We created a new “ELGL Jobs 24/7” Facebook group for our members – solely focused on job postings.
- This week: Free “Technology Efficiency Webinar” featuring Trello, hosted by Luke Fretwell.
- This week: We’re heading to Louisville, Kentucky this week for the Governing Magazine Leadership Summit – follow along using #GovLive.
- This week: A few early-bird spots remain for #ELGL16 pop up conferences.
- Organizational member Vision Internet is hosting a webinar on content strategy on July 21 at 10:00 a.m.
- We’re getting PUMPED for ELGL’s attendance at the WCMA/ILCMA Summer Conference.
- Rebecca Olson spent 24 hours in Ft. Lauderdale, talking about community engagement at the QSCEND conference.
- GovLove is nominated for “best podcast” – cast your vote for us today!
- This week’s GovLove podcast featured a information on Appleton, WI’s citizen’s academy.
- Kent recorded ELGL Live! with comedian Michael Karklik. Here are some of Kent’s takeaways from the interview.