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Hello From the Other Side (…of the Politics Administration Dichotomy)

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kirsten Wyatt, a Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, and the ELGL co-founder. Connect with Kirsten on LinkedIn and Twitter. And, join her new project, the Digital Service Network! What I’m Reading: Maisie Dobbs – #16 What I’m Watching: Ozark, Season 1 What … Continued

Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation Job Opportunities

The new Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University is currently recruiting two exciting positions. The roles are based in Baltimore and would work with the center’s Academic Practice, where we bridge research and practice to advance the field of public innovation in city halls around the world. We are looking for candidates … Continued

Crowdsourced Responses to Management Analyst Recruitment Challenge

In May, ELGL shared an anonymous question from a member organization that was having difficulty hiring for a management analyst position. Below please find the crowd sourced inquiry, and the variety of responses from ELGL members. Names have been removed for anonymity. Question: Requesting feedback to assist an ELGL member organization that is having a … Continued

City of Kirkland, WA Challenge Statement for Bike & Pedestrian Count Solutions

The first ELGL & CivStart local government innovation challenge statement is published and ready for #civtech #govtech response! Check out City of Kirkland‘s need for pedestrian and bike count solutions: Review and reply to the challenge statement This is shared as part of ELGL and CivStart’s Local Government Innovation Program where local governments use challenge-based procurement to find innovative solutions to tricky local … Continued

Join the #ELGL22 Planning Committee

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging people to join the planning committee for #ELGL22, ELGL’s annual conference, this year held as a hybrid event online and in-person in Phoenix, Arizona on October 13 and 14. Planning Committee Roles: Set overall conference theme/concept Determine session tracks or themes Brainstorm session topics and titles Finalize session … Continued

2022 Nominations Open for Best Places to Work in Local Government Award

Each year, the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) network recognizes the best places to work in local government. This annual award recognizes the local governments that have developed, cultivated, and nurtured workplaces that encourage employee creativity, loyalty, and success. In 2022, we are excited to add a quantitative component to this award to understand and … Continued

A Goodbye From Kirsten

Dear ELGL friends, My last day with ELGL will be June 15, 2022, and I wanted to send you a note about my departure and what’s in store for ELGL. Kent and I founded ELGL at our kitchen table after a lunch with some other local government folks in the Portland area. We saw the … Continued

Your Comments Welcomed: ELGL’s Strategic Plan Draft

Thank you for all your feedback and help with ELGL’s strategic plan! The comment period is closed and the final plan will be published soon. After months of member outreach and engagement, we are ready to share the first draft of the ELGL Strategic Plan for 2022 through 2025. Please use the link below to … Continued

Nominations Open for the 2022 Sharman Stein Award!

ELGL’s friends at Results for America are accepting nominations for this year’s Sharman Stein Memorial Award for Storytelling Changemakers! The award recognizes a local government employee or team that uses public communication to cultivate trust and collaboration between residents and their governments. Learn about last year’s winner, Port St Lucie, Florida. The application takes about 10 minutes. … Continued

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