Dear ELGL members,
Happy new year! We’re starting the year off with a lot of great ELGL content and learning opportunities. All month long, in partnership with Governing Magazine and the Novak Consulting Group, we’re recognizing local government mentors as part of Local Government Mentor Month. If you haven’t signed up to write for Mentor Month yet, please do so. We’re running a series honoring our mentors, and also a series on how to be an effective mentor.
And, coming up later this week, ELGL is partnering on a CWLG Conference Call on how our language shapes perceptions of women in leadership.
What I’m Reading
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
What I’m Listening To
- Moana soundtrack (“We Know the Way” is my jam)
What I’m Watching
- You’re the Worst, Season 3
Bite Size Annual Reporting
The first two Supper Clubs are on the calendar for 2017. We’ll meet up in Redwood City, CA later this week, and then in Dallas later this month: Let’s Eat! A Texas-Sized Supper Club, Silicon Valley Supper Club
We’re taking your feedback on what ELGL should resolve to do in 2017. Share your ideas and we’ll put them into action: My New Year’s Resolution for ELGL Is…
We had a lively discussion in our Facebook group about the recent Simon Sinek interview where he talked about his stereotypes of the millenial generation. I shared some thoughts here: Who Do You Want to Hire? An M-Word, or Brenda?, and we also heard from ELGL member Benjamin Clark: An M-Word Beat-Down
The always elusive ACM job
ACM jobs are hard to find. A lot of organizations don’t have the position, despite the fact that it’s a great way to build in succession planning for local government. Here’s a great ACM job in a small community in Oregon, working for a talented city manager: Job Posting: Mt. Angel, OR Assistant City Manager
Three new episodes to share – learn about Charlotte, other municipal podcasts, and the year in review from GovLove hosts: Podcast: Get to Know the Queen City, Podcast: A Bottomless Pit of Ideas – LocalGov Podcasting, Year End Wrap Up, The GovLove Hosts Pick the Top 5 Episodes of 2016, Podcast: The Year in Review with Kent, Kirsten & Ben