Category: ELGL Recurring Series

A Partner in Lifelong Learning

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Matt Horn, the Director of Local Government Services for MRB Group, and a big-time rule follower (I once turned a friend into the National Football League for talking too descriptively about a Monday Night Football production without the explicit written permission of the National Football League). For … Continued

Supporting Employees Through Grief: A Compassionate Workplace Approach

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Danielle Rogers, Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton, Iowa. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn. What I’m reading: On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good by Elise Loehnen What I’m watching: The newest season of The Great British Baking Show … Continued

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

Show ‘Em How It’s Done

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Mich. Connect with Jessica on Twitter/X and LinkedIn. What I’m Baking: This Best Vegan Pumpkin Bread for Halloween at the office. It’s a new recipe for me, and baking as I type, so look for my judgment … 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

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