By John Lisle (LinkedIn & Twitter), Chief of External Affairs at DC Water I blame ELGL. There’s no other way to explain it. Here’s the overwhelming evidence: Barely one month after being voted the second most influential leader in local government on the prestigious 2017 Traeger List, my boss, the honorable George S. Hawkins, Esquire, announced September … Continued
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Sunnyvale’s ‘Critter Getter‘ Now Has His Own Song The hottest song in local government is “The Critter Getter” listen to the track below! After hearing this song ELGL had to interview the man behind it. Frank Locke is an Animal Control Officer for the Town of Sunnyvale, TX a town of about 5,000 in the … Continued
Rap video shares importance of San Francisco’s sewer system You’ve seen the John Oliver video, you’ve watched the 60 Minutes feature, and you know our infrastructure is failing. ELGL is launching #WeBuiltThisCity to highlight our perspective of the infrastructure woes facing our country. We will highlight the complexities involved in fixing our infrastructure through a … Continued
Introducing Route Fifty ELGL loves local government news. That’s one of the reasons we’re excited that Government Executive is re-launching its state and local channel as Route Fifty.
One of our favorite local government videos and communications departments is up for an award! The City of Round Rock, TX is up for a TAMIO award and we sat down with them and got a behind the camera take on their two most successful videos. Check out the videos and interview below.
Harrison Wicks covers the lasting effects of the College Football Championship for Arlington, TX and the surrounding DFW Metroplex. Hosting national sporting events is becoming big money for an area that has all the tools such as sporting facilities, premier hotels and resorts, a robust infrastructure, and mild climate. So what do we know? Ohio … Continued
We’ve received a huge response to ELGL’s coverage of the ICMA report on women in local government management – and the lack of progress that has been made. We’re working on a series of outreach and education activities so we can walk the walk (and not just talk the talk) when it comes to shining … Continued
Ian Davidson, ELGL project assistant, writes about an internal bike share program for city employees in Newark, Delaware. Internal Bike Share for City Employees by Ian Davidson – LinkedIn and Twitter The City of Newark’s internal bike share program first came to our attention in this Newark Post article, “City employees’ bikes serve as ‘mobile … Continued
This column has featured an in-depth look behind the headlines of topical local government news. Previously, we have highlighted the Hillsboro Police Chief recruitment, the Whitehorse City Council commercial, the Deschutes County property tax fairy, and the impact of Pharell’s “Happy” video on local government. Today, Lee Elliott discusses his experience an interim city manager and … Continued
Debuting in November 2013, “Happy” is a song performed by Pharrell Williams. It appeared originally on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album and later as the lead single on Pharell’s second studio album, G I R L (2014). The song was written and produced by Pharell. Since its release, the song has appeared in Fiat commercials, covered on The X Factor, and covered by … Continued