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Teaching Your Employees Well: The Necessity of Training and Development

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Jen Teal, Manager at Raftelis and adjunct instructor at The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at THE Ohio State University. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn. What I’m Watching: My teen daughter and I recently kicked off our 3rd annual re-watch of Gilmore Girls, and my whole … Continued

Responsible Experimentation with Generative AI

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget & Performance Manager at the City of Brighton, CO. Connect with Kayla on LinkedIn. What I am Listening To: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) What I’m Watching: Inventing Anna What I’m Working On: Developing a Halloween decorating plan for our competition at work.  I used ChatGPT … Continued

Should I Stay or Should I Go? My Decision to Leave the Public Sector

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to by Ann Marie Townshend, professional planner and former city manager. Connect with Ann Marie on LinkedIn. What I’m Watching: Hallmark Christmas Movies What I’m Reading: Just finished The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn Today I begin my private sector career. After 27 years in public agencies, 17 of which were in … Continued

Thank Mrs. Krebs — and a Local Government — for Halloween

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect with Warren on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m Reading: Frightgeist, where Google Trends is tracking the top Halloween costumes for 2023. Get ready to see a lot of Barbies in the next 48 hours. What I’m Watching: “Room 237” — … Continued

When Neutrality is a Negative

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Adam Gaub, Communications Director, Gaston County, NC. Connect with Adam on Threads and X. What I’m Reading: When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, by Ronald Rosbottom What I’m Watching: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver What I’m Listening to: The West Wing … Continued

When It’s Over

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Jackie Wehmeyer, Senior Director of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Parkland, Florida. Parkland was named one of the Best Places to Work in Local Government in 2021 by ELGL and a Top Workplace in 2022. Connect with Jackie on LinkedIn. What I’m Eating:  I’m stress-eating Jordan almonds again.  … Continued

Is Remote Work Suited for Local Government? 

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Angelica Wedell, Communications Director at Polco. Connect with Angelica on LinkedIn. Article originally published by Polco, online community engagement and civic analytics platform. What I’m listening to: The School of Greatness Podcast What I’m learning: How to stream on LinkedIn!  What I’m launching: A new white paper! … Continued

Love Takes Time

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dr. Sarah Story, (brand new) Executive Director of the Jefferson County Colorado, Public Health Department. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn, Medium, or Instagram. What I’m Watching: Embarrassing, but I’m watching Daisy Jones and the Six on Prime. It’s garbage, but satisfying if you’ve read the book. I … Continued

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