Tag archive for "Kirsten Wyatt"

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Presentation: Social Media in Local Government

5 Comments 29 June 2014

ELGL members Kent and Kirsten Wyatt trained a group of Daly City, CA employees last week on using social media in local government. It was a diverse group with staff from police, fire, city manager’s office, city attorney’s office, building officials, and more. The training consisted of two parts: a review of Facebook and Twitter use [...]

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Five-O-Nine Experience

The ELGL Strategic Plan: From Strategery to Tenawesome

17 Comments 12 May 2014

After several long months drinking copious amounts of coffee and sitting in our birds nest, we’ve created the all new ELGL Strategic Plan. I can give you two words for how it turned out; tenacious and awesome. In fact it’s really one word; tenawesome. The formal unveiling will be live on July 1st and include [...]

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Five-O-Nine Experience

Strategic Direction: ELGL Strategic Planning Phase 3

13 Comments 18 March 2014

ELGL staffer Dan Englund returns to bring you transparent information and witty commentary regarding the ELGL Strategic Planning process. This week, we’re talking Strategic Direction. Our environment is ever-changing and the future is unwritten, but we will be ready for it with an innovative strategic plan. Good things don’t come to those who wait; good [...]

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Twitter

Part II: Inside the Twitter Race – The Snowmageddon Edition

32 Comments 14 February 2014

What is the Great Oregon Twitter Race?  Towards the end of 2013, Patrick Preston, Hillsboro public affairs manager, decided to issue a challenge to neighboring jurisdictions. They wanted to expand their social media presence and specifically focus on making their Twitter account more accessible and active. So they contacted other nearby cities and a competition [...]

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Preparing for Conference Presentations

Debriefing the SGR Conference Experience

14 Comments 02 February 2014

First of all, Strategic Government Resources has the most energetic and capable staff of any public or private sector organization that ELGL has interacted with. They are detail oriented, knowledgeable, and passionate about local government (who knew there were others out there). As opposed to your normal run of the mill conference held in a [...]

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News Article

Willamette University Profiles the Leslie Knopes of ELGL

14 Comments 30 January 2014

The current issue of The Scene (Willamette University’s alumni magazine) profiles ELGL’s success in (Re)Filling the Big Tent.  (Re)Filling the Big Tent: As baby boomers retire, small local governments face a severe leadership shortage. See how a group of young WU grads are stepping into public service like never before. Supplemental Reading Knope of the Week Archives Knope of [...]

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Twitter

Part I: Inside the Great Oregon Twitter Race

22 Comments 17 January 2014

The Starting Line Social media is being used by more and more citizens, and local governments are playing catch-up as we try to figure out how to use Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms effectively.  ELGL has published a few articles on the subject and saw an opportunity to share lessons learned from the “Great Oregon Twitter Race.” In this [...]

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Morning Buzz

01.16.14 Your Morning Buzz

1 Comment 16 January 2014

Which Muppet Are You? Transaction Wire Interim Lodi city manager named Temple City fires city manager month after giving him $10,300 bonus Lake Forest Leader Named Illinois Municipal League Vice Chair Lebanon city council appoints interim manager, police chief Search for a new Irving City Manager heads into the final stretch HD-38 picks: Ann Lininger, Sonya [...]

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Preparing for Conference Presentations

Survey Says!: Preparing for the SGR Conference

10 Comments 05 January 2014

This is the third in a multi-part series about preparing to present at a professional conference. This series will look at the steps that go into session planning, and include drafts of our presentation in advance of our January 30, 2014 presentation at the SGR organizational development conference in Dallas, Texas. We continue to work [...]

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Preparing for Conference Presentations

Mind Meld: Preparing for the SGR Conference

10 Comments 30 December 2013

This is the second in a multi-part series about preparing to present at a professional conference. This series will look at the steps that go into session planning, and include drafts of our presentation in advance of our January 30, 2014 presentation at the SGR organizational development conference in Dallas, Texas. As Kent, Ben and [...]

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