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Category: COVID-19 Just for Fun

Ted Lasso’s Leadership Lessons [no spoilers]

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I’m listening to – Denver City Council Budget and Policy Committee meeting What I’m reading – Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John Marzluff and Tony Angell (Did you know that crows have two sets of … Continued

Songs in the Key of Public Service

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I am listening to – This public service songs playlist I made for you on Spotify! What I am reading – Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels What I am watching – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Miles Davis: Birth of Cool on Netflix Dear ELGL Community, This year … Continued

Top 20 Reasons #localgov Leaders are Inspired to Say WTF

Today’s Buzzsatire is brought to you by Sarah E. O’Brien | Community Whisperer @ Collaborative Development Collective (Facebook, LinkedIn) What I am reading: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland  by Jonathan M. Metzel What I am listening to: Ten Percent Happier Podcast:  The Case for “Doing Nothing “in a … Continued

Zoom Pictionary Instructions

On April 17, 2020 we hosted Zoom Pictionary Happy Hour and it was a laugh a minute. Here’s the instruction document if you’d like to host your own Zoom Pictionary game for your staff or community. View the Pictionary Instructions

Parks & Recreation Zoom Backgrounds

Beaches and Bay Bridges are for normal people – thanks to ELGL member Laura Savage savvy web searching, now we have some local government options! Check out these Zoom backdrops of Leslie Knope’s office or Ron Swanson’s office for your upcoming online calls this week: Source file on Reddit Source file on Reddit

The Children Shall Lead Us: Keep Wipes Out of Pipes

Two ELGL members’ children are leading the way in online videos about keeping wipes out of pipes. The below videos were submitted and share as part of our “Disposable Wipe Meme & Video” challenge: Wilsonville, OR City Councilor Kristin Akervall’s daughter made two videos urging people to not flush disposable wipes – one version in … Continued

Introducing… #CityHomeSelfie

We know that many ELGL members are working from home so we’ve modified #CityHallSelfie into #CityHomeSelfie for the time being. The concept is the same: snap a pic of your local government work and use the updated hashtag to showcase your community pride. Engage your employees to show how they’re continuing to serve your community, … Continued

“Flushable” Wipe Meme Challenge

It’s time for the collective brainpower of ELGL members to build out a meme library to educate and share about the dangers of “flushable” wipes on local government wastewater systems. (We’ve done this once before, to highlight the low percentage of women in city manager roles.) As we stockpile and use disposable wipes and paper … Continued

Local Government Marco Polo

We’re in strange times with limited contact with friends and coworkers. This new program is designed to connect you with a new ELGL friend to check in with when you need interaction. (Get it? When you say “Marco,” they say “Polo.”) We’ll match you up and you can reach out via text message to lift … Continued

Coronavirus Pen Pal Program

Sign your child up for a local government pen pal during COVID-19 quarantine. If your kids are stuck at home and are looking for productive and constructive things to do, sign them up for the ELGL member pen pal program. Participation is easy: As soon as you’re matched, your child should write a letter to … Continued

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