Author: Kent Wyatt

I Have to Ask: Fifteen Years is a Lifetime

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Tim Wolff, Lake Isabella, MI Village Manager, writes about his 15-year tenure. Sign up to be a guest columnist for this series.  This February will mark my fifteenth anniversary as the Village Manager for the community of Lake Isabella. … Continued

I Have to Ask: Motherhood

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Kate Green, City of Peoria, Illinois, writes about balancing motherhood and work. Sign up to be a guest columnist for this series.  Becoming a mother has redefined how I view the passing of time. I used to be … Continued

Using the Past as a Tool

ELGL is the proud host of CivicPride content. CivicPRIDE is a social and networking organization devoted to promoting LGBTQ leaders in local government. In this entry, Jaron Balderes, Budget Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO, writes about the importance of working in the public sector. What drives people to becoming a public administrator? That’s the question I … Continued

I Have to Ask: Keeping It Real and Timely

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Angela Thompson (LinkedIn & Twitter), Director of Communications and Outreach with the City of Canton, highlights the need for a new kind of communications. Sign up to be a guest columnist for this series.  Sharing information has never been … Continued

Coming Soon to GovLove in 2019

Here’s what to expect in upcoming episodes of the GovLove podcast. Digital City Hall Brings Convenience and Efficiency to Indianapolis & Marion County ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt interviews Ken Clark, Chief Information Officer of Indianapolis & Marion County. Ken has led the Shift Indy initiative,  a two-year project to make City and County government services more … Continued

I Have to Ask: Evolving Role of an Assistant City Manager

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Micah Grau, Assistant City Manager, City of Buda, Texas, writes about the skills needed to succeed as an assistant city manager. Sign up to be a guest columnist for this series.  I’ve been fortunate to spend my young … Continued

Surfing the Silver Tsunami

Jenny Kosek is Communications Strategist for the City of West Allis. When not sharing her excitement for local government, she can be seen onstage at theatres throughout Milwaukee, or at home, making breakfast foods for every meal. What stage of the Silver Tsunami is your organization in? We’re all well aware that Baby Boomer employees … Continued

Court Scrutiny of Anti-Camping Laws

David Warner is a local government and land use attorney with Ancel Glink in Chicago. Oakland, California’s latest attempt to provide temporary housing for homeless residents through its Community Cabin program reflects the growing quandary western cities face as they attempt to comply with federal court decisions requiring communities to do more for the homeless. The program, promoted … Continued

Parenthood as Professional Development

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Ryan Adams writes about balancing being a father to two young boys and advancing his professional career.  Hear more from Ryan on this GovLove podcast, Dad Talk, Balancing Diapers and Budgets. Sign up to be a guest columnist for … Continued

Coming Out, Again and Again

ELGL is the proud host of CivicPride content. CivicPRIDE is a social & networking organization devoted to promoting LGBTQ leaders in local government. In this entry, Logan Masenthin, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, reflects on the lifelong journey of coming out. What does it mean to “come out”? Before realizing I identify as bisexual, I never … Continued

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