12.22.11 The Morning Buzz

Posted on December 22, 2011


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“Like” Us on Facebook and “Follow” Us on Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Emerging-Local-Government-Leaders-Network-ELGL/119925604759677?ref=tn_tnmn

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/OregonELGL

ELGL Member Survey

What began as a small networking luncheon group has grown to a 210-member organization.  The brief online survey inquires about your preferences for the group, and aims to learn more about how ELGL can continue to be a professional resource to you.  Your feedback on this survey will directly impact the future of this growing and evolving organization.

http://elgl.org/2011/12/07/elgl-member-survey/

The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday?

One of the top 12 trends for 2012 is that employees in the Gen Y, or millennial, demographic — those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 — are overturning the traditional workday.

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/12/21/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-9-to-5-workday/#ixzz1hGoNiUXB

Harvard Kennedy School: “Avoid the Reorganization Trap”

An examination of the issue, dilemma, challenge, and opportunity for improving performance and producing real results in public agencies

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/thebehnreport/All%20Issues/November2011.pdf

Cities Face Tough Choices as U.S. Slashes Block Grants Program

Mayors around the country are asking: Why has Washington cut one of the main federal programs for cities by a quarter in the last couple of years?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/us/cities-struggle-as-us-slashes-block-grants-program.html?ref=us

 

Promote Clackamas County’s economic vitality by serving on the Economic Development Commission

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking three interested citizen volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Economic Development Commission (EDC). In particular, the county is seeking applicants with expertise in high technology, green business or renewable energy or creative services

http://www.clackamas.us/business/edc.jsp

Get Involved with Tualatin Boards and Committees

http://www.ci.tualatin.or.us/government/committees.cfm

In the Headlines

 

***Congratulations to Bend City Recorder Patty Stell. After 30 years with the City of Bend, last night was her final Council meeting.

Metro caught in natural tangle: Regional agency has thousands of acres but few bucks for projects

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132450709183167600&utm_source=New+Media&utm_medium=twitter

Water treatment plant expansion a boon to West Linn or a bust?

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132450142039964100&utm_source=New+Media&utm_medium=twitter

Survey says: boosting Forest Grove levy will be a challenge

http://www.forestgrovenewstimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=132445757641831200

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