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01.18.17: Riding Shotgun in a Snow Plow

This week brought the first significant snow storm to Wisconsin and I was not going to pass up an opportunity to ride shotgun in a snow plow. I was excited to ride around the City for a few hours learning how the city responds to a snow storm. (I mean really, who would pass up … Continued

Writing Content For Your City Website

For the average government employee, explaining government operations is difficult. How many times have you been asked what you do in your job. I’m willing to bet that a good majority of the time the person who asked responds with a blank stare and then “what does that mean?” after you’ve rambled on for a … Continued

Creative Economic Development

By Zach Navin, Twitter and LinkedIn, Public Works Management Analyst at City of Wauwatosa Good Morning World, Today I am going to keep in the spirit of @ELGLSconnie by talking about a real issue facing municipalities within the State of Wisconsin. WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF LIQUOR LICENSES!!! The State of Wisconsin law states that a license … Continued

Donuts

All it takes is a donut. Now that I’ve got your attention I want to talk about getting employees to open up and have meaningful conversations. As I have discussed in a previous post, my department is currently going through a reorganization and bringing our Parks department under the purview of the Public Works department. … Continued

10.12.17- Process Improvement

In my first crack at the Morning Buzz I’m going to discuss the importance of involving all levels of staff in process improvement projects. Right Now with Zach Navin (Linkedin / Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Garth Brooks- Pandora Station What I’m Reading – Make Your Bed- William H. McRaven What I’m Doing – … Continued

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