It’s Time To Change

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget & Performance Manager at the City of Brighton, Colo. Connect on Linkedin. What I’m reading: A Night Like This by Julia Quinn What I’m watching: Peaky Blinders What I’m eating: Whatever is in my freezer. I need to clean it out before moving.   If you have … Continued

Equity and the Commons: The Importance of Fair Access to Public Green Spaces

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Mary King, a writer and public space researcher based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She works for Envisio. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn! What I’m working on: An essay and interview series that explores public spaces in cities! What I’m reading: “Weather” by Jenny Offill What I’m watching: I’m late to … Continued

Better than an App: Three Tiny Excel Skills

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Raman Shah, an independent data scientist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Connect with Raman on LinkedIn or Twitter. What I’m working on: A process map of a city’s Planning and Zoning workflow What I’m reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert What I’m watching: Wristwatch Revival on YouTube   “You … Continued

The Ecology of Management & Leadership

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Greg LeBlanc, Assistant Town Manager of the Town of Snowmass Village, CO. Connect with Greg on LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: Elements of Ecology (9th Edition) A Hobby I Enjoy: Birding My Least-Used Degree: B.S. Ecology The natural science of ecology, a branch of biology, concerns the relationship … Continued

The Only Dumb Question is the One You Don’t Ask

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Chris Keefer, owner of K2 Communications of SC, LLC based in Blythewood, SC. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn and Facebook. What I’m reading: The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Album What I’m watching: The Good Wife, Season 7 on Paramount+  What I’m excited about: Getting outside … Continued

Enhancing Public Sector Projects: Tailored Project Management Training

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Bill Brantley, Chief Learning Officer for BAS2A (instructional design and talent development consultancy) in College Park, Md. Connect with Bill on LinkedIn.  What I’m reading: “Results, Not Reports: Building Exceptional Organizations by Integrating Process, Performance, and People” by Peter Follows. What I’m watching: Binging on “The Young … Continued

I Couldn’t Care More

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jackie Wehmeyer, Senior Director of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Parkland, Florida. Connect with Jackie on LinkedIn. What I’m cooking:  Party-sized amounts of hummus – I recently made it homemade for the first time, and will never go back to store-bought. What I’m watching: Just finished “The Dynasty: … Continued

AI in Government: A New Era of Data-Driven Decision-Making

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Angelica Wedell, Communications Director at Polco. Connect with Angelica on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.  What I’m listening to: The Civil Review Podcast Season 2 is out! What I’m reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less What I’m doing: Posting food pics on Facebook   By Jessie O’Brien … Continued

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Photo by Adam Whitlock on Unsplash Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dr. Sarah Story, Executive Director of the Jefferson County, Colo. Public Health Department. Find Sarah on LinkedIn, Medium, or Instagram. What I’m watching: By the time you read this, the Oscars will have aired. But while I’m writing this, I’m still … Continued

The Cato Approach to Conflict Resolution

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Greg LeBlanc, Assistant Town Manager of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colo. Connect with me on LinkedIn. What I’m watching: ER A hobby I enjoy: Skate skiing What’s my favorite bird? Stellar’s Jay   I have two colleagues who reference a figure known as Cato. Both colleagues pontificate on his … Continued

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