Transforming Transit: Excellence in Strategy Execution

This guest blog is by ELGL member Bob Epner, the CEO of MTA’s New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) President, Andy Byford, is inspiring hope and trust in both the public and among his employees by leading the transit authority with accountability, transparency, and direct, honest multi-directional communication. Byford’s use of these principles in his leadership is … Continued

Importance of Communication and Collaboration in Strategy Execution

This guest blog is by ELGL member Melody Badgett, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Read more of’s contributions on local government strategic planning here. What did you say? When is the deadline? How do we get that done? Who should be involved? Who owns this? What’s the endgame? Who benefits and … Continued

Watch: From Election to Execution

Learn how you can turn your elected officials’ campaign goals into operational reality in this webinar from ELGL member Rich McGeary. He shows how the election promises of one mayor were tracked in the software and turned into actionable work items to improve the community. Watch the webinar! Read more of’s contributions on … Continued

Webinar: Turning Campaign Goals Into Work Plans

From Election to Execution Why Strategy Execution Matters in Local Government and How to Do it Well When: Feb 20, 2019 Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Click here to register in advance for this meeting! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

It’s Time to Ditch the Spreadsheet

This guest blog post is by ELGL member Rich McGeary. Government leaders and elected officials make a special commitment to the citizens they serve. These “customers” are their neighbors, their friends, their family members. Local government officials live where they work. Thus, commitments made in the heat of a political campaign are often more specific, … Continued

Election to Execution:  Why Strategy Execution Matters in Local Government

This guest blog is by ELGL member Pat Brogan. The path to becoming an “engaged local government leader” runs the gamut from those who’ve pursued formal training and landed a position in government, to elected officials for whom government is perhaps a second career.   In between the two, are countless stories of how each … Continued

Webinar: From Election to Execution

Webinar: From Election to Execution February 20, 2019 9:00 a.m. EST RSVP today! Learn how to take your elected officials’ goals and turn them into reality. We’ll learn how to align, engage, and enable your local government organization to manage the complexity of multiple organizational goals.

Jam of the Month

Each month, ELGL will feature a “deep dive” into a local government topic with the help of our partners. These opportunities will build out our content, webinar, podcast, and graphic libraries to provide our members with helpful and meaningful information that will improve their local governments. If you’re interested in learning more about how you … Continued

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