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Vision Zero – Are We There Yet?

Hello! I’m Laura Hardwicke– connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter! What I’m Watching: My favorite trash reality show reckon with racism, again. What I’m listening to: Michael Kiwanuka for all the good vibes What I’m Eating: Fancy doughnuts leftover from Valentine’s dessert Hindsight is 20/20, and it’s about that time we look back on … Continued

Am I a Last Responder?

Hello! I’m Laura Hardwicke– connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter! What I’m Watching: Hallmark/Lifetime/Netflix Christmas Movies What I’m listening to: What a Day (a podcast by Crooked Media) What I’m Cooking: Turkey Brie flatbread to use up leftovers I’m a month into my new role as Vision Zero Project Manager in my hometown city. … Continued

Goodbye Things

Hello! I’m Laura Hardwicke– connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter! What I’m Watching: Titans vs. Bills What I’m Reading: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America by Angie Schmitt What I’m listening to: Fleetwood Mac because emotions I’d like to thank past-me for two crucial decisions that … Continued

Elevating Lived Experience

Greetings! I’m Laura Hardwicke– connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m reading: I just finished Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. Fiction only these days. What I’m watching: Love on the Spectrum (y’all should know by now I’m obsessed with dating shows) What I’m listening to: Best Coast because I don’t want summer to … Continued

Local Government Departments as Baked Goods

Today’s Buzz is by Laura Hardwicke– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: Everything except Tiger King (I’m a contrarian) What I’m Reading: Flight Maps What I’m listening to: John Prine hour on local radio station I’ve been simmering on today’s buzz for quite some time. I intended to write a Pulitzer … Continued

Group Development 101

Today’s Buzz is by Laura Hardwicke– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: SNL leftovers from this weekend What I’m Reading: Recipes to up my potluck game What I’m listening to: My dog go to town on a squeaker toy If you’re like me, later this week you’ll be enjoying a massive … Continued

ELGL Guide to Nashville

Today’s Buzz is by Laura Hardwicke– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: Disenchantment What I’m Reading: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of your Fist by Sunil Yapa What I’m listening to: Nashville’s own Bird Cloud When ICMA announced their conference in Nashville I was so excited to host my … Continued

Swiss Army Employee

Today’s Buzz is by Laura Hardwicke– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: Bachelor in Paradise (forever and always) What I’m Reading: Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins What I’m doing: Returning from a beautiful vacation in Key West Last week we celebrated the best day of the year: City Hall Selfie Day. It holds … Continued

Your Personal Board of Directors

Today’s Buzz is brought to you by Laura Hardwicke (Twitter/LinkedIn) What I’m reading: Native Tongue, by one of my favorite authors, Carl Hiaasen, in preparation for my vacation next week What I’m watching: Bachelor in Paradise (the best time of year!) What I’m working on: Fixing broken links as we clean up our department website … Continued

The Bachelorette: Strong Mayor Edition

Today’s Buzz is by Laura Hardwicke– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: The Bachelorette What I’m Reading: Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman What I’m listening to: The Black Keys’ new record “Let’s Rock” This is my first major local election as a local gov employee. During the last general election in … Continued

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