Category: Brightest Minds

Preparing Your Local Government for “the Reckoning”

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 BY ELGL Executive Director’s note: this submission was received from an ELGL with the request that it be published anonymously. Here at ELGL, we always accept anonymous submissions because we know that the power of local government storytelling doesn’t always occur at the perfect time in our careers. If you have a story to tell, … Continued

Harassment and Gender Disparity in Local Government

JANUARY 8, 2018 BY ELGL Executive Director’s note: this submission was received from an ELGL with the request that it be published anonymously. Here at ELGL, we always accept anonymous submissions because we know that the power of local government storytelling doesn’t always occur at the perfect time in our careers. If you have a story to tell, … Continued

The Importance of Living: Why Your Mental Health Matters

By Sam Taylor, LinkedIn & Twitter One work afternoon in October 2017, I thought I was dying. My world was despair and fear. I found myself in an emergency room, unable to intelligibly communicate, disoriented, and my entire body fuzzy and tingling. I was wheeled back to a room faster than I ever have been … Continued

Public Sector Compliance Policies

This guest post is by ELGL member Don DeLoach. Don has more than 32 years of state and local government involvement. He was the former Chief Information Systems Officer for the City of Tallahassee, and was responsible for all of the city’s technology needs. He is also a former president of the Florida Local Government Information Systems … Continued

Questions to Ask a Retirement Community

Morning Buzz by Kirsten Wyatt What I’m Reading: The Bronze Horseman What I’m Watching: Last episode of The Handmaid’s Tale What I’m Listening To: Kent’s Summer 2018 Playlist TL;DR: Here are some key questions you should ask if you or anyone you know is considering moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Todays’ Morning … Continued

Failure to Maintain Lane (FTML)

If you have a driver’s license you may vaguely remember “Failure to Maintain Lane (FTML)” traffic violation from driver’s education. It is one of the most common violations that causes accidents.  It can lead to drifting into oncoming traffic or swerving to avoid an accident. and causing an accident. If a driver change lanes, the … Continued

I Have to Ask: Standing Out in a Crowd

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Sarah Medary, City of Eugene, Oregon, Director of Public Works, writes about standing out in the recruitment process. I have often wondered how contestants on Survivor show up on a deserted island in business clothes. If … Continued

Shared Active Transportation Systems

Right Now w/ Zach Navin (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m doing – Writing Thank You’s What I’m listening to –  Lizzie McGuire Comes on at 4:00 pm (Nostalgic Spotify playlist) What I’m watching – It’s summer, go outside. What I’m reading – Undaunted Courage- Stephen E. Ambrose “We’re witnessing the biggest revolution in transportation since the dawn … Continued

Being the Youngest Person at a Meeting

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Star Trek: TNG What I’m cooking – Vegan Eggplant Parmesan I recently came across an article on Lifehacker titled How to Deal With Being an Older Employee at a Modern Company that was clearly targeted to older employees struggling to … Continued

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