06.19.12 The Morning Buzz

Posted on June 19, 2012


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RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.

ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

Settin’ the Table – You are invited to take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table – an experiment to connect all Oregonians to real decisions in Salem.

Jefferson Smith or Charlie Hales? Which Portland mayoral candidate should ELGL invite to speak at an upcoming forum?

Are you interested in the Willamette Falls heritage area? The draft feasibility study for the proposed Willamette Falls National Heritage Area is now available for public review until June 30. Please go to the site below to share your comments with the

Spotlight

Do Americans Really Want More Planning? An APA poll says yes. But what do those numbers really mean?

Are States, Cities Ready for a Wave of Veterans? Human services officials have a lot of work to do to prepare for the return of war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Damascus initiative would drastically limit city spending – If passed, the measure would prohibit total city spending in a single year from exceeding the previous year’s spending by more than two percent. Exceptions would first need a unanimous vote by the City Council and then majority approval by voters in a May or November election.

Report praises pension funding – The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System continues to rank among the best-funded public pension plans in the United States, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States.

Career

Three Ingredients For A Career With Purpose – Forbes – “In my experience there are three other interesting qualities that many people who work in social responsibility and social change seem to have in common: working on seriously important work but not taking themselves too seriously, loving great music, and bicycle riding.”

Anxiety Can Bring Out the Best – A little anxiety may be just what you need to focus your efforts and perform at your peak, psychologists say.

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive – A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive your may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens your powers of concentration, it enhances your health.

Embracing Risk in Career Decisions – Risk management is critical for business decisions — but may not be healthy for making decisions about your career. In fact, if you want your career to take off, you may need to do the opposite of what risk managers try to do: Instead of focusing on how to reduce risks, you may need to embrace and enhance them.

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