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Author: Brianna Lennon

Gender Equity in Local Government: Clerks

Today’s morning buzz is brought to you by Brianna Lennon, county clerk for Boone County, Missouri. Connect with Brianna on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m Reading: Just Culture by Sidney Dekker What I’m Listening to: The Mountain Goats This month, ELGL updated its Local Government Diversity Dashboard to include data on the gender of top appointed officials … Continued

How About That Election?

Today’s Buzz (which is still technically posted in the morning  for those of us in the Central time zone!) is by Brianna Lennon — connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Watching: Great British Baking Show (again) What I’m Listening To: Christmas music (don’t @ me, it’s been a long year) We made it through! Local election … Continued

You Too Can Be a Poll Worker

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m watching/listening to/reading: with absentee voting starting yesterday, I am in full-blown election mode Poll workers, also known as election judges, supervisors, or clerks, are the lifeblood of any election. For states with large in-person voting turnout, they run polling places, check in … Continued

Class is Now in Session

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon — connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. Remember going to conferences? Those semi-annual meetings to commiserate about challenges in our fields, learn from each other, and catch up with friends…in person? In the era of COVID-19, hard pass. The pandemic has affected everything from election administration to budget planning, and it … Continued

Elections in the Time of COVID-19

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon — connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Listening To (in the background): Parks and Recreation, Season 5, Episode 13, Emergency Response (featuring Leslie’s contingency planning for avian flu) Even on a good day, planning for Election Day has its own share of uncertainties and challenges. Throw in a worldwide … Continued

The Forest for the Trees

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon — connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: When Women Vote, by Amber McReynolds & Stephanie Donner What I’m Listening To: twenty one pilots (shuffled on my Amazon Music) I’ve always believed that one of the greatest perks of serving in a leadership or managerial role is setting the … Continued

It’s National Voter Registration Day!

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m watching: Season 4 of the West Wing What I’m listening to: FM radio What I’m reading: Center for Civic Design Field Guides Happy National Voter Registration Day! Today community partners, organizations, and nonprofits will team up to encourage voters to engage in … Continued

I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This, But You Can Do It

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: a bunch of DEF CON talks and villages What I’m Reading: budget books (that time of year!) I need to confess something. After nearly a decade in the legal, policy, and political world—including two runs for office, time as a litigator, and now as … Continued

What I Learned in School

Today’s Buzz is by Brianna Lennon – connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m loving: Extra time on summer evenings What I’m listening to: Queen & David Bowie, Under Pressure I’ve been a practicing attorney for nearly eight years, six of which have been spent working for state or local government, so imagine my surprise … Continued

Embracing Your Local Newspaper

Today’s Buzz (which is still technically posted in the morning  for those of us in the Central time zone!) is by Brianna Lennon — connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Watching: Parks and Rec (again) What I’m Reading: Lots and lots of elections articles What I’m Listening To: my Pink Floyd station on Pandora … Continued

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