Author: Joey!

Call for Writers: I Have to Ask You….

We want you to write for ELGL! We’re looking for guest columnists for our popular series, “I Have to Ask You.” Here’s how it works. Choose a date to be the featured guest columnist – Sign up a Guest Columnist Kent Wyatt will send you a choice of three local government topics to write about. You … Continued

ELGL Membership News

ELGL’s mission is to engage the brightest minds in local government by: Providing timely, relevant, real content Fostering authentic, meaningful connections Expecting equity and inclusion Encouraging joy in public service Welcoming new ideas and technology One of the ways we make our membership equitable and inclusive is by keeping our membership prices low. We want … Continued

Help!

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Doing –  Figuring the most cost/time efficient route for travel in Europe this summer. Half of the fun is logistics! What I’m Binging – Season 3 of Kim’s Convenience, pretty great finding out a Canadian-Korean family has a lot in common with my Chicanx childhood. What I’m Cooking … Continued

Wait! You’re Headed the Wrong Way! (Am I?)

Today’s Buzz is by brand new Morning Buzzer Kim Nakahodo – connect with her on LinkedIn & Twitter! What I’m Watching  with the kiddos: The Dragon Prince (Season 2 just came out!) What I’m Watching without the kiddos: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Again, season 4 recently came out!) What I’m Reading: Killers of the Flower Moon: … Continued

Local Government Passion and You

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – Are Prisons Necessary, by Angela Davis  What I’m Binging – The Expanse What I’m Cooking – The Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes Getting through the Low I have recently proposed a number of new initiatives that been shot down immediately or politely “considered”. My ideas have been too grand … Continued

The First Step to Winning is Learning How to Fail

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter)   What I’m Reading – The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, Becoming, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities. (I know! Three books at once?! Christmas was good to me!) What I’m Watching – Star Trek: Enterprise What I’m blanching  – Green beans!    This post was … Continued

Show me your Mugshot!

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter)   What I’m Reading – The Power Broker What I’m Watching – Star Trek: Enterprise What I’m cooking – M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar (Christmas Gifts!) Right now, you’re seeing a ton of mug shots coming through your newsfeed!  Huge Shoutout to Ben McCready for organizing the #ELGLMugs Exchange One … Continued

Morning Buzz: Coming at You Live!

What I’m listening to – Started listening to a new podcast that focuses on mental health from a Latinx perspective. It’s incredibly refreshing as someone who grew up with overwhelming stigmatization of any sort of mental health condition. Take a listen to Latinx Therapy. What I’m watching –  Ozark. It’s like Breaking Bad, but imagine Walter White … Continued

Being the Youngest Person at a Meeting

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Star Trek: TNG What I’m cooking – Vegan Eggplant Parmesan I recently came across an article on Lifehacker titled How to Deal With Being an Older Employee at a Modern Company that was clearly targeted to older employees struggling to … Continued

No. Nope. Uh uh.

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Queer Eye Season 2! What I’m eating – The Best Chicken Breast of All Time Recently I needed some information from another department which could run a report to complete my request. I reached out to the department manager and after … Continued

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