Category: ELGL Recurring Series

The Journey from Reflection to Gratitude

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Cassie Johnson, Police Operational Support Director for the Scottsdale Police Department. Follow Cassie on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m reading: I’m making my way through the Wheel of Time books, currently on Winter’s Heart (book 9)  What I’m watching: Gym watch is Big Bang Theory, and Carnival Row is back! … Continued

Supporting the Freedom to Read

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Stephanie Chase, Executive Director, Libraries of Eastern Oregon and Founding Principal, Constructive Disruption, from Portland, Ore. Stephanie is a member of the Public Library Association’s Board of Directors and will begin her elected term on the American Library Association’s Executive Board starting in July 2023. You can find me on … Continued

Taking Process Improvement One Step at a Time

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget and Performance Manager at the City of Brighton, Colo. Connect on Linkedin. What I’m reading: Power to the Public by Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank What I’m watching: Medici the Magnificent Who my pets are: Wiley (our cranky old man cat), Velvet (our diva black cat), … Continued

Thinking About Flexibility in Local Government Work

This Morning Buzz is by Rafael Baptista, Buncombe County, N.C. Strategy & Innovation Director. Connect with me on LinkedIn.  What I’m listening to: Various sports podcasts  A hobby I enjoy: Bike riding  What I’m working on: Learning how to be a parent of two instead of just one  When people think of local government employment, I … Continued

It’s OK if Your Project Fails; Try Again!

This is Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words, 25th Anniversary Edition What I’m watching: Making A Murderer on Netflix Who my pet is: The absolutely amazing Hush Puppy, a Pitbull mix, … Continued

I Feel Lucky (#LocalGov’s Version)

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Maggie Jones — connect on LinkedIn & Twitter! What I’m Listening to: Daily Mixes and Blends on Spotify What I’m Reading: Just finished Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, 12/10 would recommend. Currently reading Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin. What I’m Watching: Mary Chapin Carpenter’s I Feel Lucky … Continued

New Year, New You?

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Rebecca Cormier, a Sr. Solution Engineer for Slack’s public sector solutions. You can connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn. What I’m Watching:  Just finished White Lotus on HBO What I’m Listening to:  Criminal Podcast  What I’m Reading:  Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating in Numbers … Continued


Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jackie Wehmeyer, Senior Director of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Parkland, Florida. Parkland was named one of the Best Places to Work in Local Government in 2021 by ELGL and a Top Workplace in 2022. Connect with Jackie on LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew … Continued

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