Author: Ben Kittelson

Nominations Open for the 2022 Top Influencers in Local Government Award

The award, previously named the Traeger Award, is named after Chris Traeger, the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show “Park and Recreation.” He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government. One of our strategic goals as an organization is to find the joy in local … Continued

Podcast: Leadership & Career Development with Eric Marsh, Rolesville, NC

Eric Marsh Assistant Town Manager Town of Rolesville, North Carolina LinkedIn | Twitter | Bio From doer to leader. Eric Marsh, Assistant Town Manager of the Town of Rolesville, North Carolina, joined the podcast to talk about his work and career path. He discussed the transition into leadership and how he learned about his own … Continued

Podcast: ADA Compliance & Improving Accessibility with Linda Mastandrea, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Linda Mastandrea Director, Regional ADA Planning and Local Safety Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Linda Mastandrea, Director of Regional ADA Planning and Local Safety for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, joined the podcast to talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act and creating more accessible communities. She shared some … Continued

Job Post: ELGL Executive Director

Executive Director Job Description The Opportunity This is an exciting time for ELGL! We are embarking on the first recruitment process for an exceptional leader to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. The Executive Director will demonstrate ELGL’s values and commitment to its members to carry forward ELGL’s strategy and goals, to amplify the good … Continued

Samantha Harkins selected as ELGL Interim Executive Director

The ELGL Board of Directors unanimously selected Samantha Harkins to serve as Interim Executive Director with a start date of June 20, 2022. Samantha served on the ELGL Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021, served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Lansing, MI, and is currently the Founder and CEO of Hundred Place. … Continued

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