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Knope of the Week: Trevor Minyard, City of McKinney, TX

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks The Knope of the Week recognizes sustained excellence in local government. It’s the Heisman Trophy, Noble Peace Prize, James Beard Award all rolled into one. Many have vied for the honor over the years, but only a few winners have emerged. President Obama, Bono, and Cam Newton … Continued

Knope of the Week: Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks The Knope of the Week recognizes sustained excellence in local government. It’s the Heisman Trophy, Noble Peace Prize, James Beard Award all rolled into one. Many have vied for the honor over the years, but only a few winners have emerged. President Obama, Bono, and Cam Newton — none of … Continued

Knope of the Week: Pat Martel, ICMA President and City of Daly City, CA

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks The Knope of the Week recognizes sustained excellence in local government. It’s the Heisman Trophy, Noble Peace Prize, James Beard Award all rolled into one. Many have vied for the honor over the years, but only a few winners have emerged. President Obama, Bono, and Cam Newton — none of … Continued

Knope of the Week: Heather Geyer, City of Wheat Ridge, CO

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks Panelist. Mentor. Gov Bud for Life. Heather Geyer (LinkedIn and Twitter), City of Wheat Ridge, CO, is the Knope of the Week. Heather was one of ELGL’s first members from Colorado and has said “yes” everytime that we’ve asked her to write an article, serve on a panel, … Continued

Knope of the Week: Rick Usher, Kansas City (MO) Assistant City Manager

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks Rick Usher (LinkedIn and Twitter) is the Assistant City Manager for Small Business & Entrepreneurship and has been employed by the City of Kansas City, Mo. since 1985. He’s a guru on Google Fiber. He’s a historian on Cookingham. And he’s a master communicator on Twitter. And now, … Continued

Knope of the Week Lands on Ted Talks

Former Oregon state legislator Jefferson Smith delivered a Ted Talk on the importance of expressing gratitude to those who often go unrecognized. He references his “favorite example of showing thanks is from a group that awards the Knope of the Week.” 

Knope of the Week: Kim Ervin, Pyramid Communications

Digital Storytelling: Kim Ervin, Pyramid Communications, Senior Social Media Strategist The gift of #ELGL14 keeps giving. We met Kim Ervin (LinkedIn and Twitter) for the first time at #ELGL14 and since then she has become an important ELGL contributor. Through the “Digital Storytelling” column, Kim has given us pointers on finding our social media filter, using … Continued

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