- 06.15.12 Knope of the Week
- The Lightning Round with Pat Mobley
- Promoting the Profession While Promoting Your Career
- 06.22.12 Knope of the Week
- ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate
- A Georgia Town Takes the People’s Business Private
- Fearing the Worst
- 06.24.12 The Sunday Sermon
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.
ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!
Save the Date: Happy New (Fiscal) Year Party is July 19 – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.
City manager candidate open house scheduled – The City of Ontario is hosting an Ontario city manager candidate open house to allow the public to meet the position finalists from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ontario.
Join Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel – Help shape the future of the region by joining Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel. You’ll be entered into drawings to win gift cards, event tickets and more.
The Insurance Company That Thought Its Buildings Could Save Cities – Prudential, offering life insurance to Americans since the 1870s, wanted to insure the stability of the American city against the rise of suburbanization by establishing regional home offices (RHOs) around the country. The thought was, if an insurance company believes in a downtown, other companies will feel equally assured.
Region, Oregon City faced with opportunities and challenges at former Blue Heron site – Metro has been looking at the site for about a year, shortly after the Blue Heron Paper Company mill shuttered amidst bankruptcy proceedings. The regional government could use money from its 2006 natural areas bond measure to buy the site, if it can reach an agreement with a bankruptcy court on the price.
Job search got you down? Here are real-life success stories to help motivate you – Young people have it tough in 2012. Though the job market is recovering slowly from its 2009 trough, employers still seem too nervous to pull the trigger and commit to large-scale rehiring. An early-year spark in the job market has given way to a sluggish spring, with job openings declining in Apriland the unemployment rate for young people between ages 20 and 24 standing at 12.9%, more than four percentage points above the national average.
Don’t Answer That Interview Question – Inappropriate interview questions and how to respond (diplomatically).
Inside the UGB
- Legislative official steps down this week
- TriMet plans office moves
- Council to consider arts tax
- After years of waiting, Beaverton community celebrates Fanno Creek Trail connection
- Software helps cities and counties envision more vibrant communities
Outside the UGB
- Several measures shaping up for fall ballot
- Calif.’s Stockton faces mediation deadline, weighs becoming the biggest US city in bankruptcy
- Campaign fund issue may be on city ballot
45% of Executives Think Social Media Has a Positive Impact on the Workplace – While 45% of executives believe social media is good for their companies’ culture, only 27% of employees agree, finds a recent survey by Deloitte.
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.