Category: Diversity Dashboard

Data Stories with Matthias #2

Last week we explored some overarching trends in the data. Since then, we welcomed 60 more municipalities into the Diversity Dashboard family! The end of August marks six months of data gathering. The ELGL team is exploring ways to garner more attention for the dashboard and combat the response lull phase that is all too … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias

Data Stories: A weekly snapshot of diversity in our local government Hi there! Matthias here, your friendly Diversity Dashboard data translator! Data Stories is a weekly blog series that brings you the latest trends and takeaways from the Diversity Dashboard. I’m here to help you make sense of the numbers and share insightful narratives about the … Continued

Dashboard Reflections: Race, Age and Need for More Data

Rafael Baptista is the Strategic Planning and Performance Analyst for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a contributing author to Careers in Government. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Politics and Spanish from Willamette University where he was a member of the debate team. He is also a proud MPA graduate of the University of … Continued

Being the Youngest Person at a Meeting

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Star Trek: TNG What I’m cooking – Vegan Eggplant Parmesan I recently came across an article on Lifehacker titled How to Deal With Being an Older Employee at a Modern Company that was clearly targeted to older employees struggling to … Continued

Inclusive Writing – A Style Guide

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m Listening To: In My Feelings by Drake, gotta practice for the challenge… What I’m Watching: Luke Cage What I’m Reading: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt What I’m Doing: At work, 1,000,000 recruitments. At home, refinishing my garage with my husband … Continued

Grateful

Right Now with Stacy Schweikhart (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The Buddhist Path to Simplicity What I’m watching: No time for screens – training for a 100 mile charity bike ride What I’m listening to: John Coltrane I woke up this morning feeling grateful. Grateful for all of the local government professionals around the country who found out about … Continued

Diversity Dashboard Now Available

We are excited to announce that the first look at the Local Government Diversity Dashboard is now available. The Diversity Dashboard is a crowd-funded data collection effort managed by ELGL and hosted on the OpenGov platform. The data collection includes the self reported gender, race, age, and veteran status of Chief Administrative Officers and Assistant … Continued

Dashboard Reflections: Population Size, Form of Government & Gender

JULY 23, 2018 BY STACY.SCHWEIKHART Each week, we’ll be doing three key things with the Diversity Dashboard: Updating the Diversity Dashboard with new survey data Sharing a reflection post on the Diversity Dashboard findings Communicating response rates on a state by state basis The Diversity Dashboard is an evolving, growing tool that helps us better understand local government leadership in 2018. Want … Continued

Dashboard Reflections: Average Age of CAOs & ACAOs

JULY 18, 2018 BY ELGL Each week, we’ll be doing three key things with the Diversity Dashboard: Updating the Diversity Dashboard with new survey data Sharing a reflection post on the Diversity Dashboard findings Communicating response rates on a state by state basis The Diversity Dashboard is an evolving, growing tool that helps us better understand local government leadership in 2018. Want … Continued

Diversity Dashboard: Intent of Research

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 BY STACY.SCHWEIKHART By Lauren Stott on behalf of the Diversity Dashboard team. In fall 2017, ELGL began a campaign to collect diversity data on municipalities throughout the country. A simple start, seeking diversity information about the chief administrative officers (CAOs) and Assistant Chief Administrative Officers (ACAOs), is hoped to initiate research and spur important … Continued

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