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Author: Kendra Davis

Image, Perception and Dress Codes, Oh My!

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kendra Davis, Management Analyst with Arapahoe County, CO. Find her on Twitter @KendraHwa and on IG (but only if you like occasional stories about outfits and dogs!)  What I’m Listening To: Nicole Byers and Sasheer Zamata’s podcast, “Best Friends” because it’s honestly how I imagine my best … Continued

Embracing Enthusiasm

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kendra Davis, Management Analyst with Arapahoe County, CO. Find her on Twitter @KendraHwa and on IG (but only if you like occasional stories about outfits and dogs!) Additionally, if you live in Colorado and would like a new local government friend, drop me a line! I am … Continued

Medal-winning Mental Health

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kendra Davis, Senior Management Analyst for the City of Santa Clara, CA. Follow her on the internet at LinkedIn or Twitter, if she ever decides to tweet again. In the above photo, she is holding a championship ring for the Golden State Warriors that she did not win but … Continued

How Mutual Aid Helps Communities Survive

Today’s Buzz is by Kendra Davis, Senior Management Analyst with the City of Santa Clara. Follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  What I’m Listening To: Takénobu – a cellist who sings and has occasional violin accompaniment that reminds me of Andrew Bird; very soothing and lovely What I’m Watching: Ginny and Georgia – I … Continued

Hello from the Other Side

via GIPHY Today’s Buzz is by Morning Buzzer Kendra Davis – connect with her on LinkedIn & Twitter! What I’m Reading: Just Us by Claudia Rankine. It’s timely because this book of musings/essays that sometimes reads like poetry but also reads like academia speaks to the confoundingly pervasive and insidious nature of white supremacy from the perspective … Continued

Welcome to Monday

Kendra Davis, Senior Management Analyst with City of Santa Clara, reporting for duty! LinkedIn or Twitter, pick your poison. What I’m reading: I have been BURNING through some science fiction & horror because I figure we’re already living in a dystopian future, so why not lean in? The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi … Continued

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

What I’m Watching: Taskmasters – a BBC show where comedians have to perform weird tasks that is sarcastic, hilarious and oddly heartwarming? Be warned, one ELGL Boardmember has already fallen captive to it! What I’m Reading: Belonging by Nora Krug – a German graphic novel that takes an introspective journey through what it means to … Continued

Prada or Nada: the Ethics of Fashion in Local Government

What I’m Watching: Younger – very late to this party but I LOVE Sutton Foster, so am fully in support of this maybe too on the nose critique of millennial culture vs. the world. What I’m Reading: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare – a really moving peek into life in modern … Continued

Gift Guide for Your Local Gov Coworkers (And Beyond!)

Welcome to the Holiday Season y’all! No matter what holiday you celebrate (though, if we’re being honest, I bet most of our organizations orbit around Christmas), ’tis the season for choosing & giving gifts. I don’t know about all of you, but even as a Very Enthusiastic Person™, gift-giving can fill me with anxiety. And … Continued

Building a Bridge from Failure

What I’m Watching: Daybreak on Netflix because the older I get, the more obsessed with teen drama I become. What I’m Reading: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss – this reimagines historic horror figures (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstien, Van Helsing) as fathers and posits what would happen if they … Continued

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