Link: Write for ELGL
Update: Here are a few of the article ideas that have been submitted:
Sam Naik, City of Austin, TX, Auditor
Auditing in local government.
Glenn Holmes, City of Hamilton, OH, City Manager Fellowship
Hamilton’s Fellowship Program
Hillari Bynum, Ralph Andersen & Associates, Graphic Designer and Research Assistant
The power of branding in local government
Brian Silcott, City of Goddard, KS, City Administrator
Problem Oriented Service Activities, which coordinates police, code enforcement, public works, and civic groups to reduce crime, blight, and improve neighborhoods.
Alyssa Wolverton, City of Coppell, TX, City Manager’s Office
SEED Leadership Academy
Roy Atkinson, City of Altoona, WI, Management Analyst Fellow
Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, MD, Digital and Social Media Specialist
Transitional housing for homeless men and women in recovery
Samantha Timko, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Assistant Structural Innovation Manager
Flexible work schedules and paid family leave
Matt Horn, City of Geneva, NY, City Manager
Eliminating regional duplication of effort through shared services across jurisdictional boundaries
Eric Reese, Center for Government Excellence, Senior Implementation Advisor
Open Data – Bringing Data and Services to the people
Erik Tungate, City of Oak Park, MI, City Manager
Dream with us for a minute…ELGL has the ability to create the perfect local government. What’s one thing that we should include from your organization? What’s one thing being employed by another local government that we should include?
In this new series, we’re asking you to share your thoughts, and be specific. You might write about an open data initiative, a human resources policy, or a unique community policing initiative. It’s whatever makes your organization unique and is worth including in this cyborg of a local government that we are crafting.
Here’s how it works:
- Sign up for a date to contribute an article.
- Write a 500 to 1,000 word article.
- Include one unique characteristic, program, service, policy, etc. from your organization.
- Include one unique characteristic, program, service, policy, etc. from another local government.
- You can participate even if you can only address one item whether from your organization or another.
- Submit your article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ELGL members will be able to view the complete article; non-member will be able to view parts of the article.
When you share your perspectives and ideas, the local government and public service communities benefit. You also benefit by gaining a published writing sample that will be visible to potential future employers. With the ELGL website attracting 40,000 views a month, your article will appear toward the top of page the next time your name is searched on Google.