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Category: Awards

New ELGL Award Program: the Meagle

ELGL members frequently seek more information about workforce development, employee engagement, succession planning, work-life balance, and other human resources topics. We also know that many local government organizations are doing great work in these areas and want to showcase how they’re creating exciting, vibrant, and meaningful workplaces. And so – this summer, ELGL adds a … Continued

A Love Story About the Little Train Park That Could

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Brent Stockwell – connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter!!! What I’m Listening To: All They Wanna Be, Madison Mars feat. Caslin What I’m Reading: Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things… What I’m Watching: Kim’s Convenience, Season 3 on Netflix Earlier this month, Scottsdale, Arizona’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was recognized with the … Continued

2019 #ELGLKnope National Champion

Congratulations to the 2019 #ELGLKnope Best Park or Open Space: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale joins previous #ELGLKnope winners – Best City Hall, City of Peoria, Illinois in 2017 and Best Library, Pueblo City-County Library in 2018. This year’s contest was the closest #ELGLKnope to date, with 6,576 votes, and more than 5,000 … Continued

Vote Update: #ELGLKnope National Championship

63 votes. That’s all that separates the leader from the challenger: Log on to check the vote tallies (members-only resource). A reminder that #ELGLKnope posts on Instagram will be counted with double votes before the winner is announced on Monday, April 8, 2019! Vote today!

#ELGLKnope National Championship

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope National Championship! Voting opens on Monday, April 1, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Continuing this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

Investing in Parks & Recreation is Investing in Infrastructure

This #ELGLKnope guest blog is by Chris Floore, Public Affairs Director for Macon-Bibb County, GA. When governments talk about or the public hears about infrastructure, I imagine it’s referencing mostly roads, bridges, sewers, sidewalks, etc. The one component about improving a county that is typically missing from the infrastructure conversation, I’ve noticed, is parks and … Continued

Best Practices from Award Winning Parks & Open Spaces

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kirsten Wyatt: What I’m Reading: Just finished Nine Perfect Strangers and it was really odd. But it did make me wonder if micro-dosing LSD would make me more productive… What I’m Watching: I watched “Are We There Yet” with my kids on our Spring Break road trip, and then had … Continued

El Dorado Nature Center vs. Amerson River Park

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

#ELGLKnope Final Four

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park vs. Rotary Park

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

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