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Decisions Decisions…

By Dan Weinheimer, Routt County, Colorado I doubt my organization is much different from many of yours but we have a problem -we cannot make decisions. This lack of decisiveness is a problem to be sure, unless you have a problem with that and we can talk more about it at our next meeting… or … Continued

Complete Count

I was selected to serve on Colorado’s Complete Count Campaign Committee, Colorado’s 2020 decennial census organizing group. I thought I knew a few things about the census as I came up to my first meeting – I’ve heard some presentations on the importance of a complete count and was aware of the financial impacts the … Continued

And then what?

What I’m reading: About some software my organization is considering… What I’m watching: A software demonstration What I’m listening to: A software demonstration   Nick Smith already waxed eloquently on voting and the impact that our civic duty has on our country and communities. My intent is to talk about the days after… the “and … Continued

Mindset Matters!

What I’m listening to – Pundits discussing the Kavanaugh confirmation fallout What I’m watching – Some much needed rain What I’m doing – A Swedish death cleanse… feels so good to let go of the clutter! As a parent of elementary-aged boys I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about their development. The … Continued

Counties Are Better!

What I’m listening to – My Daily Mix on Spotify What I’m watching – College football What I’m doing – Exploring the largest hot springs pool in the world I recently had a conversation with a veteran City Manager in my state who was most curious about what it was like working for a county. … Continued

When the Job Market Goes Boom(er)

Findings from the ELGL Diversity Dashboard confirm what people have been talking about for (seemingly) ages: local government leadership is getting older. The most recent data upload shows that 65 percent of chief administrative officers (CAOs) and assistant CAOs (ACAOs) are age 50 and better. And 34 percent of CAOs and ACAOs are age 60 … Continued

Hidden Gems… Passive Job Candidates

Job hunting in local government can suck. Someone once counseled me that for every job I secured, I would need to complete upwards of 10 to 15 applications (and that might be conservative!). The processes are too long, there is too much mystery in the selection process or those panel interviews are set up to … Continued

The Art of Neighboring

Today is National Night Out! To mark the occasion, neighborhood-sized celebrations are being held all over the country. These potlucks, parades and parties bring people out of their homes and into the streets and parks to mingle and celebrate community pride in where they live. National Night Out was started in 1984 and has not … Continued

Paying For it All

What I’m Listening To: Some classic U2 What I’m Watching: World Cup What I’m Doing: Sweating profusely in the insane summer heat ELGL has a lot planned for the remainder of 2018 and the first half of 2019. We just started our fiscal year and are out fundraising to achieve our plans. As you may have noticed last … Continued

Sharpening Your Saw

What I’m listening to – @SparkleStories with my kids at bedtime What I’m watching – #sportsmanship What I’m doing – planning some summer camping trips Managing in a smaller, more remote area I have found that high-quality training is a luxury. It is a personal value – one I am sure I share with ELGL … Continued

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