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

This post is by Kylie Bayer. She writes, “Thanks to a friend who works in addiction services for helping write this article.” Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the United States in 2015. Of the nearly 53,000 deaths caused by drug overdose in 2015, prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet caused … 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

Bye Bye Bye BYE BYE! Conducting Exit Interviews In Your Organization

I posed this question on Twitter last week: I’m researching exit interviews and their impact on organizations. If you use them, how have they helped your organization? If you don’t use them, why? Thanks to those of you who responded and shared your thoughts on the sometimes-contentious exit interview. Here is what I learned from … Continued

Competing to Improve

Read why ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt called this article “one of the most important” in ELGL history. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District  At the recent ICMA Conference, Kent Wyatt asked me about my fascination with amateur bodybuilding. In this Morning Buzz, I will tell you why amateur body building helps me … Continued

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