Author: Ben Kittelson

Podcast: Empowering Residents to Solve Problems with James Wagner, Tulsa, OK

James Wagner Chief Financial Officer Tulsa, OK LinkedIn | Twitter Finding innovative ideas with residents not just for them. Tulsa, Oklahoma has been empowering their residents to address longstanding or emerging civic challenges in partnership with city staff. James Wagner, the Chief Financial Officer and former Chief of Performance Strategies and Innovation, talked about their Urban … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities & Driving Change

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

ELGL19 Innovation Summit: Taking the Next Steps

Innovation Unplugged: A Summit on Getting the Work Done This half day, pre-conference summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 will explore the messy work of innovation in local government. This half day of sharing and learning is for anyone working on innovation or who wants to bring new ideas into their organization. “When government works … Continued

Podcast: Engaged Cities with Myung Lee, Cities of Service

Myung Lee Executive Director Cities of Service LinkedIn | Twitter Celebrating the most effective solutions to engagement. Myung Lee, the Executive Director of Cities of Service, joins the podcast to talk about their Engaged Cities Award, spotlighting solutions from around the world and her winding career path. Myung also shared the work of Cities of … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

Podcast: Fostering an Inclusive City with Mayor Steve Callaway

Steve Callaway Mayor Hillsboro, OR Bio | Twitter Leading Hillsboro. Mayor Steve Callaway from Hillsboro, Oregon joined the podcast to talk about his path into public service, how his city works to attract people into local government and reaching out to the Latino community. Mayor Callaway also discussed his viral social media post on dealing … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Skills Based Recruiting & Hiring

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Racial Equity in City Building

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

ELGL19 Session: The Justice Lab in Long Beach, CA

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

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