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Author: Kent Wyatt

Telling the Story of Tigard Forward

Today’s Buzz is presented by Kent Wyatt, ELGL co-founder and City of Tigard communications manager. Connect with Kent on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  What I’m…  Listening to: Chaise Lounge by Wet Leg  Thinking: Coach K shouldn’t have a puppy.  Watching: Yellowstone  It should be easy to understand a local government budget. Unfortunately, it usually is not. … Continued

Apply for the ELGL Board of Directors

We’re recruiting for two open positions on the ELGL Board of Directors. The board is our governing and advisory body. Board Members work on programming, events and content for ELGL. The Board is a working body that often fulfills roles that would be done by staff in a larger organization. Board Responsibilities Serving as a … Continued

I Have to Ask: Three Life-Changing Books

In this series, guest columnists reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Weston Davis, EMS Director for the City of El Campo, Texas, spotlights the three books that had the biggest impact on his life.  Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to Ask’ column. … Continued

I Have to Ask: Books, Balance, and the Best

In this series, guest columnists reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Lisa Durden, Chief Audit Executive for the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, shares her best professional experience in 2020, book recommendations, and importance of taking care of your mental health during COVID-19. Sign up to be the next … Continued

2020: The Great Teacher of Online Engagement Strategy

Join Kent Wyatt, Communications Manager for the City of Tigard, Oregon and Co-Founder of ELGL and Amanda Nagl, Founder of Unlocking Government as they explore these items, other lessons learned, and their application to Tigard public participation practice during the Gov Comms Festival, hosted by ELGL, on Nov. 17. Registration for this and other sessions … Continued

I Have to Ask: Working During COVID

In this series, guest columnists reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Renee Tyler, the former Director of Transportation Services for the City of Dubuque, Iowa, writes about the impact of COVID on the work environment. On Sept. 21, 2020, Renee started her current position as the Community Services … Continued

I Have to Ask: COVID Is Changing the Workplace

In this series, guest columnists reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Kristina Ashton, Senior Management Analyst at City of Fort Worth Water & Wastewater Utility, writes about the impact of COVID on her job. Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to Ask’ … Continued

I Have to Ask: Love of Art

In this series, guest columnists choose to reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Thom Fowler, Senior Administrative Analyst at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, writes about incorporating his love of art into his day job. Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to … Continued

I Have to Ask: Public Spaces and Equity

In this series, guest columnists choose to reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Ryan Krueger, Senior Planner at Intrinsik Architecture, Inc., write about an issue that should be receiving more attention from local governments. Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to Ask’ column. … Continued

I Have to Ask: Balancing Analytics with Community Engagement

In this series, guest columnists choose to reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D., Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, writes about using data to enhance decision-makings. Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to Ask’ column. Reflecting … Continued

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