05.10.12 The Afternoon Delight

Posted on May 10, 2012


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Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board seeks new members, apply by May 25. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan.

RSVP: ELGL Meets Fortune 100 Company – Did you know Umpqua Bank was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 6th year in a row? Learn more about this success from Barbara Baker, VP for Cultural Enhancement at an ELGL forum on Thursday, May 17. ELGL members and other interested professionals can reserve a spot by contacting [email protected] with your name, company, and position. The meeting will be held at 20085 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro OR 97124.

Spotlight

‘Doughnut hole’ residents want autonomy from Pasco – Hundreds of people living in an unincorporated “doughnut hole” in West Pasco would rather form their own city than be annexed into Pasco

In Renton, a Model for Green Revitalization – If you’re looking for exemplary revitalization with new, first-class green infrastructure, community facilities and mixed-income housing, take a look at what’s happening in the Sunset district of Renton, Washington, a city of about 90,000 people south of Seattle.

Acting DLCD director to MPAC: Courts have forced remand recommendation – The acting director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development said Wednesday that his department had no choice but to recommend state regulators reject Metro’s proposed urban growth boundary expansion.

Obama’s support of gay marriage could have effect in Washington – Some Southwest Washington Democratic leaders said Wednesday that they believe the president’s support for same-sex marriage will give oomph to the cause at the state level.

City financial audits late seven of past eight years; deficiencies flagged – Information available on the Oregon Secretary of State’s (SOS) office website with regard to annual financial audits that the City of Creswell is required to file indicates that the City of Creswell filed those required audits late during seven of the last eight years.

Cornelius trims budget, cuts planning chief – Richard Meyer, who spent nearly 12 years at the city, is laid off in cost-saving bid.

Career

Can You Get Better at Research? It’s pretty widely accepted that people’s innate intelligence doesn’t change much. Youth, health, and a positive environment can help people make better use of their brains, but they can’t do much to make the brains significantly better — at least on the weight of the evidence so far.

Culture Takes Over When the CEO Leaves the Room – Here’s a rough summary of our worldview: excellence = design x culture. Your job as a leader is to get both right. You must build a winning structure for your organization and then foster the often unspoken rules and values that will bring that structure to life.

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