Category: Morning Buzz

The Price of a Bad Apple (NOT Another Inflation Story)

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Matt Horn, the Director of Local Government Services for MRB Group, and a seriously terrible fast dancer (or slow dancer). Check out some of the things he IS good at on his LinkedIn profile… What I’m watching: Re-watching the original Bad News Bears franchise with my 6-year-old … Continued

A Tale of Two Cities…

Today’s Buzz is by Cassie Johnson, Police Operational Support Director for the Scottsdale Police Department. Follow Cassie on LinkedIn and Twitter What I’m working on: Getting ready to leave for Portland, Ore. for a long weekend…and all that entails What I’m watching: I’ve started watching Madam Secretary What I’m reading: All the Light We Cannot … Continued

A Love Letter to European Planning

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget & Performance Manager at the City of Brighton, CO. Connect with Kayla on Linkedin. A hobby I enjoy: Gardening. I started growing my own vegetables a few years ago and it has become a great relaxation activity. It is finally warm enough consistently to garden … Continued

Conference Lessons from Outside the Sessions

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with Jessica on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Spare by Prince Harry What I’m watching: Taskmaster Series 9 on YouTube (Spouse and I have really gotten into British comedy panel shows.) Conferences are the best, aren’t they? … Continued

Checking on Job Satisfaction for Public Service Recognition Week

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: The latest profile of convicted Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, now known as Liz as she awaits federal prison. What I’m Watching: “Succession” as the dysfunctional dynasty saga for our modern Gilded Age prepares … Continued

Hitting the Books One Hour a Week

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Raman Shah, an independent data craftsman based in Providence, RI. Connect with Raman on LinkedIn or Twitter. What I’m working on: Diagnosing a recurring glitch in a data replication process What I’m listening to: Symphony No. 2 in D Major by Jean Sibelius A hobby I enjoy: Birdwatching Every … Continued


Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Shane Stone, Assistant to the City Manager in Maricopa, AZ. Connect with Shane on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Listening to: Boris Brejcha – Frequently as of late, and literally right now as I type this What I’m Reading: How to Live by Derek Sivers What I’m Watching: The Vegas Golden Knights … Continued

Women Deserve Explicit Feedback, Too

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Melissa Cantarero Weiss, Deputy City Administrator at the City of Wauwatosa, Wis. Find her on LinkedIn or Twitter.  Who my pets are: Coco – an almost 2-year-old Aussiedoodle A hobby I enjoy: Making cloth napkins  What I’m working on:  Employee evaluations     We are just wrapping up … Continued

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