What’s Next?

What I am watching: The West Wing What I am listening to: local news coverage of another incoming snowmaggedon What I am reading: Final copy of Mayor’s State of the City address When a larger than expected snowstorm arrived this past weekend, and as a result southwest Ohio panicked like we’d never seen snow before … Continued

Beware: Culture Vultures

Right Now with Stacy Schweikhart  (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: My list and checking it twice  What I’m watching: Old SNL skits – my middle-school sons just discovered  them and I’m laughing as hard at them now as I did when they first aired.  What I’m listening to:  All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan … Continued

…Because You Can’t be What You Don’t See

This article is a guest post by Christine Edwards,  Community Relations Coordinator at Mecklenburg Couty.  Christine is a member of the ELGL Diversity Dashboard team as well as President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Southern Piedmont Chapter and NFBPA National Committee Member for Marketing & Branding.  Christine will lead the “Chat … Continued

Holding Space

I’ll keeping this one short and sweet. We all know someone struggling this holiday season.  And we all know someone who is struggling and holding it all in so no one knows. May we all remember that we have colleagues, co-workers and yes, even constituents we serve, who are bearing burdens this holiday season seen … Continued

Climb a Tree, Not a Ladder

  Frequently I am asked to participate in panel discussions or give conference presentations on local government workforce trends and recruitment.  I’m gracefully in my early 40s, yet I’m asked to speak on behalf of my colleagues who are 10, 15 & 20 years younger.  I have another panel coming up.  The topic of the annual … Continued

Morning Buzz: Confession

What I’m listening to – I can’t hear anything over my space heater What I’m watching – Much to my dismay I don’t control the remote in my all boy house, so typically Impractical Jokers or BattleBots What I’m reading – Buddhist Path to Simplicity     Confession: I would have stayed in grad school for the rest … Continued

Kudos to GovPros & Keep Them Flowing All Year Long

The #Goviree series is authored by Francie Palmer. The past several months, weeks and in recent days; we have witnessed devastating natural disasters and crisis situations our communities have faced.  Our brothers and sisters in fire, police, city, county, state and federal government have been called to action using training they had hoped they’d never … Continued

Morning Buzz – IAP2 Foundations of Public Participation

Susan Barkman shares a review for the IAP2 Foundations of Public Participation training. What I am watching: Bones What I am listening to: My iPhone is on shuffle, so whatever it decides. What I am reading: I just moved so I am in between at the moment… In graduate school, I found one of my … Continued

Implementing a Plan Takes a Village

The latest from City of Lubbock AJ Fawver in the Planning & Shaping Cities Series. Imagine (and some of you won’t have to imagine too hard!),  you’ve just completed a plan for your city (or neighborhood, or downtown, and so forth).  You presented it for adoption to your governing body, and a unanimous vote sealed the … Continued

Scottsdale Serves Using Nextdoor

Scottsdale, AZ Management Fellow & ELGL Member, Rachel Hudgens  interviews John Stumbaugh, Solid Waste Program representative about Scottsdale’s use of the Nextdoor platform . RH: When did the Solid Waste Department begin using the Nextdoor app? JS: The Solid Waste Department started using the app two years ago. RH: Why did the department decide to … Continued

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