The votes are in and the results have been tabulated: after a week of nominations and voting by our community, ELGL is thrilled to announce the winner of the Knope of the Week! As a reminder, The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL.
Without further ado, the winner of the 23th Knope of the Week goes to the . . . .
City of Gresham, City of Fairview, and Portland State University MPA
If ELGL had an all-star team, Jessica would be in the starting five. She has been committed to ensuring the success of ELGL by planning ELGL forums with Erik Kvarsten, Gresham city manager and Patrick Quinton, Portland Development Commission executive director. She has also helped with the daily operations of ELGL from sending job announcements to publicizing events. Jessica will continue to be a key figure in ELGL through her role on the ELGL Advisory Board.
While attending the Portland State Master of Public Administration program, she has been proactive in gaining local government experience through working with the cities of Fairview and Gresham. Her work ethic will certainly lead to a successful local government career and raise the bar for future PSU MPA students. Despite the busy schedule, you will never hear “I’m too busy” when asking her to help out.
Previous Knope of the Week Recipients
- Patrick Quinton, Portland Development Commission Executive Director
- Bryan Cosgrove (Wilsonville), Marty Wine (Tigard), Michael Brown (Hillsboro)
- Chris Workman, City of Veneta
- Portland Timbers (Mike Golub, Chelsey Cossey, Patti Peters, Amber Browne)
- Anthony Petchel, Bank of the Cascades
- Claire Oliver, West Linn Tidings
- Phil Keisling, Director of Portland State University Center for Public Service
- Geoff Pursinger, Tigard Times
- Ken Ray, Metro Senior Public Affairs Coordinator
- Alliance Resources Consulting, Colin Baenzinger and Associates, Strategic Government Resources, Waldron & Associates
- OMFOA Developing Professionals (Heidi Starks, Rhyan Van Horn, Toby LaFrance)
- Justin Cutler (LaPine Parks & Rec), Robyn Christie (Bend), Kirsten Wyatt (West Linn)
- Rhyan Van Horn, TriMet senior accountant
- ELGL Advisory Board
- Cate Schneider, Lake Oswego city recorder
- Alex McIntyre, Lake Oswego city manager
- Matt Bailing, Willamette graduate, ELGL data analyst
- Megan Messmer, PSU MPA student, City of Banks intern, City of Dayton intern
- Zoe Monahan, Sherwood assistant planner
- Rosalynn Greene, Clackamas County sustainability analyst and Karen Pearson, Clackamas County human resources program coordinator
- Kathy Mollusky, West Linn city recorder
- Jordan Wheeler, Lake Oswego assistant to the city manager
Knope of the Week Acceptance Speeches