Author: Kirsten Wyatt

OGFOA Fall Conference

I’m heading down to Salem, Oregon tomorrow for the OGFOA Fall Conference. They’ve graciously booked me two hours to talk about ELGL, our founding in Oregon, and the work we do with local governments around the country. I’m also helping with a speed coaching session they’re doing with conference attendees, focusing on the workforce needs … Continued

WCMA Launches the NW Women’s Leadership Academy

The NW Women’s Leadership Academy promotes more women serving in local government leadership positions On September 28, 2018, the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) kicked-off the NW Women’s Leadership Academy. With approximately one in five women in the top executive role, it is a priority of WCMA to prepare and promote more women into leadership roles … Continued

Local Government Strategic Planning Webinar

Learn from Kevin Knutson about the basics of local government strategic planning. He talks about setting reasonable performance goals, and how to report and track progress, both internally and externally. Watch the webinar! Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my … Continued

#ELGLInspire – University of North Texas

#ELGLInspire: University of North Texas October 19, 2018 Union 333 B – Jade B, Multi-Purpose Room, Mock Interview Practice:  10:00 – Noon Presentations & Networking: Noon – 3:30 p.m. – Lunch provided RSVP required! This unique program inspires students to pursue local government careers. ELGL is a professional association that engages the brightest minds in … Continued

Strong Cities Have Lots of Zeros

This guest blog is by ELGL member Clay Pearson. Big cities have big responsibilities. Coming with that are big scale, scope, complexities, priorities, and challenges. Texas has growth and all the other `bigs. We are not shying away from the `bigs’ and building great communities. To get there requires numbers with lots of zeros behind them. A recent … Continued

Kavanaugh-Ford Hearings, and Your Local Gov Workplace

Morning Buzz by Kirsten Wyatt What I’m Reading: Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father What I’m Listening To: Mamma Mia! Soundtrack (Prepping for a 9-year-old’s birthday party…) What I’m Watching: Murphy Brown This Morning Buzz has two parts – the first is about office considerations while watching/ reading/ discussing … Continued

From Tracking To-Dos to Forecasting the Future

This Jam of the Month blog is by Pam Davis, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Goodyear The beginning of Goodyear’s Envisio story just might sound familiar to any of you who have supported an organizational shift toward more strategic leadership. A major component of our city’s performance management framework used to be our … Continued

SeeClickFix User Summit: Trends & Topics Presentation

On September 18, 2018, ELGL curated a session at the SeeClickFix user summit in Tukwila, WA on the “Trends & Topics in Local Government.” Attendees volunteered the topics they wanted to learn about and Kirsten Wyatt pulled from the ELGL and GovLove content library to respond to those requests for information. The presentation deck is … Continued

Inside the Certification: City of Topeka, Kansas

In this series, we highlight the inaugural group of nine cities to achieve What Works Cities Certification and the five cities selected for the Certification Honor Roll. As part of being awarded the certification, each city received an ELGL all-in membership. What Works Cities Certification recognizes and celebrates local governments that are leading the nation in the use of data … Continued

#ELGLTakeoverTuesday: Town of Bartonville, Texas

Howdy Y’all! My name is Michael Montgomery and I will be operating the ELGL50 Instagram account for another exciting edition of #ELGLTakeoverTuesday. (Tuesday, September 18, 2018) For the last two years, I have served as the Town Administrator for the Town of Bartonville, Texas. Bartonville is a rural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I will … Continued

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