Author: Kent Wyatt

#ELGLPopUpMKE Recap

HUGE thanks to Milwaukee Pop Up organizers – Chad Doran, Josh Schoemann, Mitch Foster & Zach Navin! The event sent ripples throughout the Milwaukee area and nationally. Check out the pictures & tweets. Trending on Twitter Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Before we all pay attention to absolutely nothing that doesn't involve @Brewers baseball (may … Continued

The Vital Role of a PIO

Are there too many public information officers (PIOs)? Benjamin Bitter, Town of Florence, AZ, shares his perspective on research suggesting that a surge in PIOs negatively impacts journalism. He is an experienced city management professional, with specific expertise in personnel, economic development, planning, and financial management. He currently serves as the Assistant to the Town Manager … Continued

I Have to Ask: Navigating the Grant-Seeking Process

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Tia Cavender, CEO of Dig Deep Research, identifies how local government can overcome challenges in the grant-seeking process. Governments are like any other business entity in that the biggest challenges often revolve around securing external money … Continued

Transparency & Storytelling Are More Important Now Than Ever Before

Are there too many public information officers (PIOs)?  Share your perspective by signing up to write an article for ELGL. Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, kicked off the column with his take. Now, Chris Floore, Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs, Macon-Bibb County, writes about his experience. I’m not going to attack the report nor … Continued

I Have to Ask: Coordinating a Successful Neighborhood Program

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Karen Tapahe, City of Provo, Utah, Community Relations Coordinator, writes about Provo’s neighborhood program. Background Provo City’s Neighborhood Program just turned 50 years old and I am happy to say it is still going strong. Provo … Continued

#ELGLPopUps: Choose Your Own Adventure in LAX

In this post, you’ll hear from those who have registered for the upcoming Pop Up in Los Angeles, California. View the complete agenda and register. Hunter Hastings Pepperdine University Andy Navarro Government Relationship Manager – ViewPoint Cloud Robert Neiuber Human Resources Director – City of Rancho Cucamonga Matt Bronson City Manager – City of Grover Beach, CA Leslie … Continued

#ELGLPopUps: Choose Your Own Adventure in MIA

In this post, you’ll hear from those who have registered for the upcoming Pop Up in Miami, Florida. View the complete agenda and register. Vince Roberts City of Delray Beach, FL Nora Emmanuel City of Delray Beach, FL Amanda Vilain City of Delray Beach, FL Herman Velasquez Microsoft Cathy Green City of Fort Lauderdale, FL Drew Newstrom City … Continued

#ELGLPopUps: Choose Your Own Adventure in PDX

In this post, you’ll hear from those who have registered for the upcoming Pop Up in Portland, Oregon. View the complete agenda and register. Erin Reynolds City Manager – City of Florence Steve Campbell III Director of Public Safety – City of Happy Valley Gayla Jennings City of Portland, OR Nic Westendorf Management Analyst – … Continued

#ELGLPopUps: Choose Your Own Adventure in MKE

In this post, you’ll hear from those attending the upcoming Pop Up Event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can register for the event here. Presenters include: Aaron Foley, City of Detroit Chief Storyteller; Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director of the Michigan Municipal League; Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; Kathy Ehley, Mayor of Wauwatosa, WI; … Continued

I Have to Ask: Adopting Cloud-Based Budgeting Software

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Paul Felton, OpenGov, addresses common misconceptions about cloud-based budgeting software. As many of you know or are learning, budgeting and planning in the public sector can be a huge challenge.   Not only is it mission critical … Continued

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