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Strategic Direction: ELGL Strategic Planning Phase 3

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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Part II: Inside the Twitter Race – The Snowmageddon Edition

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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Debriefing the SGR Conference Experience

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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Willamette University Profiles the Leslie Knopes of ELGL

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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Part I: Inside the Great Oregon Twitter Race

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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01.16.14 Your Morning Buzz

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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Survey Says!: Preparing for the SGR Conference

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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Mind Meld: Preparing for the SGR Conference

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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Knope of the Week: Greg McKenzie, Window to Leadership

American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition [...]

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Updated: Knope of the Week: Anthony Hooper, City of Lake Oswego

American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition [...]

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