Category: Civic Leaders

It’s Time to Create a Business Solutions Group

This post is by Nick Kittle, Chief Innovation Officer and Brandi Rank, Business Solutions Administrator with Adams County, CO. It’s time. It’s time to talk about rethinking your “GIS” team concept. You know…those “power user”, map making, app loving, information producing heroes languishing away in the bowels of your IT department or scattered like lonely tumbleweeds in the … Continued

Citizen Engagement How-To: Mayor Dorothy Knauss from Chewelah, WA

Zach Navin with the City of Mequon, WI – LinkedIn and Twitter wrote “Be Like Superman: Give a City Hall Tour,” about the benefits of hosting elementary school students at city halls to promote understanding of municipal services. He concluded his blog by asking how we can get this same excitement from high school, and or undergraduate students to help the attract … Continued

The 130+ Club: Organizational Members

Updated July 10, 2017 Organizational members of ELGL receive special benefits, like unlimited memberships for employees, featured job postings, first notice of special events and registration, and more. Organizational memberships are $250, and are the best way to show your support for ELGL.  Sign your organization up today! Here’s a listing of our current organizational … Continued

The Wait Is Over….The Civic Leaders Book Arrives

Hello again from the VOLSTA Media Network, Wow, what a great year it has been working with ELGL on the first season of Civic Leaders. As the show continues to evolve, we’ve now come as far as putting everything from the series into print and eBook from—further solidifying its impact and meaning and giving an … Continued

From Student to Mayor: Lessons About Politics

Today we bring to you a special excerpt from ELGL member Siba I. El-Samra. She is a recent Cornell University graduate with dual Masters’ in Landscape Architecture and City & Regional Planning. Originally from Lebanon, El-Samra studied Landscape Design & Ecosystem Management and Agricultural Engineering at the American University of Beirut. She is specifically interested … Continued

Working Effectively with Elected Officials

By Jan Perkins and Linda Barton Jan Perkins and Linda Barton are both former city managers and are now serving as consultants to local government as part of Management Partners. Jan is a founding board member of Women Leading Government board and Linda previously served on the board. Both are ICMA Credentialed Managers. Jan is … Continued

What Is Your Agency Doing to Become More Transparent?

Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, an Accela company, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated on ELGL.org. Each month the show shares a candid look into the challenges and triumphs experienced by passionate public employees that are committed to their calling.

Civic Leaders: Silver Tsunami Comes Ashore

Civic Leaders Q2U is where we ask questions to you–the audience. Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, an Accela company, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated on ELGL. 

Hail to the Chief: Heather Johnston, GFOA President & Burnsville, MN City Manager

Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, an Accela Company, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated on ELGL.  Heather Johnston, GFOA President and Burnsville, MN City Manager Episode Chapters: 00:31 – New Office: What’s the role of GFOA President? 01:32 – Silver Tsunami: What challenges … Continued

Part 2: An Interview with Jonathan Reichental, CIO of Palo Alto, CA

Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, an Accela Company, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated on ELGL.org. Each month the show shares a candid look into the challenges and triumphs experienced by passionate public employees that are committed to their calling.

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