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Morning Buzz: Recapping Lots of New Ideas

What I’m listening to – Kingsley and Frankie Simone. I saw them at #TEDxMtHood on Saturday and their performances were super high energy! What I’m watching – Call the Midwife, I’m hooked after catching it during my last dental appointment. I’m also going to get started on Salt Fat Heat Acid soon. What I’m reading – Updated chapters of … Continued

New Job Jitters

What I’m reading: *gulp* nothing… Hope to start Crazy Rich Asians this weekend. What I’m watching: Ugly Delicious What I’m doing: Avoiding laundry and all other household chores! New job jitters, they’ll getcha. I got the new job jitters about three weeks ago when I started my first new job in TEN YEARS. As an … Continued

Inclusive Writing – A Style Guide

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m Listening To: In My Feelings by Drake, gotta practice for the challenge… What I’m Watching: Luke Cage What I’m Reading: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt What I’m Doing: At work, 1,000,000 recruitments. At home, refinishing my garage with my husband … Continued

Employing Refugees in Your Organization

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (LinkedIn) and (Twitter) What I’m doing: Training my puppy to walk on a leash and to not act like a fool when we clip his nails. What I’m reading: The Dinner, it’s terrible, don’t read it. What I’m watching: Season 2 of Queer Eye. I have to watch it … Continued

Show Me Your Credentials: Pursuing Parks & Rec Accreditation

  Right Now with Kylie Bayer-Fertterer (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The latest issue of Real Simple Magazine. Time to channel Brandi and declutter my house again. I’m sure I’ll have an opportunity to throw all of my belongings away once my puppy stops tearing my house apart (I don’t even care I love him so … Continued

Marketing Your City’s Park & Recreation Programs

What I am Listening to: Video game music, it makes you more productive! What I am Reading: The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson; I joined an “under 40 book club.”  Not loving the book, tbh, but we meet at a taphouse so that’s cool. What I am Watching: Finally finishing up Scandal! What I’m Excited About: … Continued

What Local Government Can Do To Combat The Opioid Crisis

Thanks to Danielle Schwegman, LPC CADCI, of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Lake Oswego, OR. Danielle is a dear friend who works with people struggling with addiction on a daily basis. She helped me write this article. Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the United States in 2015. Of the … Continued

I Resolve to Write Better Emails in 2018

I hate email. I hate how much of my day is devoted to email. It makes me less productive. I spend time drafting and re-drafting emails instead of working on big projects and the things I actually get paid to do. And it drives me crazy. So my work resolution in 2018 is to be … Continued

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