Author: Joey!

Public Works – Inclusive Boy’s Club

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading  – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America What I’m Watching – All nine seasons of The Office. This show is too real sometimes. What I’m Doing – Falling in love with my Sous Vide. Public Works – Inclusive Boy’s Club My city is fortunate enough to … Continued

ICMA Coaching Program: Entrepreneurial Solutions for Local Government Challenges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Entrepreneurial Solutions for Local Government Challenges ICMA Coaching Program Webinar 10:30 – 12:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar Topics: 1. What are the major stages of a career in local government? 2. What are the key factors for success in each and resources to support you? … Continued

Resolve for Smart Goals

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Chances are you already failed, but don’t worry! Most people do! Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2017 Percent 1 Lose Weight / Healthier Eating 21.4% 2 Life / Self Improvements 12.3% 3 Better Financial Decisions 8.5% 4 Quit Smoking 7.1% 5 Do more exciting things 6.3% … Continued

A Well Lit Park

It’s easy to get isolated in public works; our services go mostly unnoticed until something isn’t working or until a lane or two of traffic have to be closed. #PleaseStopDrivingThroughUtilityBoxes #ThatWaterMainWasInstalledInThe60’s Thankfully I have the privilege of getting out of the office. As a commission liaison, I vet ideas through our commissioners before going to council … Continued

ICMA Career Compass #61: Leadership is the Art of Conversation

Frank is back with a new Career Compass post: Leadership is the Art of Conversation Franks receives a question from an HR Manager and has some solutions to his problem: I’m a human resources manager in a large city organization. Since I would like to enhance my leadership capabilities, I asked the HR director if … Continued

ICMA Coaching Program: Maximizing Your Growth at Each Career Stage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Maximizing Your Growth at Each Career Stage ICMA Coaching Program Webinar 11:00 – 12:30 PM PDT, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar Webinar topics: What are the major stages of a career in local government? What are the key factors for success in each and resources to support you? What … Continued

ICMA Career Compass #60: I Don’t Like My Mid-Manager Job!

Frank is back with a new Career Compass post: I Don’t Like My Mid-Manager Job! Franks receives a question from a Project Manager and has some solutions to his problem: I’m a mid-manager supervising an engineering/capital projects group. I was promoted into this role two years ago. While I am good at overseeing the work … Continued

Office Birthdays. (Happy Birthday to Me!)

It’s my birthday this month, so obviously I’ve been celebrating since December 1st. Some people like to celebrate on their birthday or a weekend that falls close to their birth date, while others like to keep their birthdays nice and simple or even let them go unnoticed. Whatever lights their candles, but I celebrate by … Continued

Tweeting the Twits

Are you on Twitter? Why do you tweet and how do you tweet? I activated my Twitter account about eight years ago. It had laid dormant because I am mostly a Facebook guy. It wasn’t until fellow Local Gov Peeps started asking to connect with me on Facebook that I realized I had a choice … Continued

ICMA Coaching Program: Tools to Resolve Tough Issues in Your Community

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tools to Resolve Tough Issues in Your Community ICMA Coaching Program Webinar 10:00 – 11:30 AM PDT, Thursday, November 9, 2017 Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar Webinar topics: What are challenging, controversial issues that local governments face? What are best practices that local government professionals can apply to help their communities resolve them? What … Continued

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