Category: Morning Buzz

New Employee Aboard… Now What?

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, OR (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m Listening to:  NPR’s songs of the summer for 2018 (spotify playlist) What I’m doing:  Developing a new website for the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter Onboarding is an important part of a new employee’s experience at your workplace, but whose job is it? Some will say human … Continued

The Downside of Domino’s

Morning Buzz by Andy Kuhn What I’m listening to –  Happy Hour by Weezer What I’m watching – I have been re-watching Entourage, not sure why? I miss LA probably What I’m reading – Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain TL:DR – The free rider problem is real, and may be worse in recessed communities. The … Continued


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

I’m Old School Part 2: Implementing Change

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The numerous processes to navigate my retirement from the military. What I’m watching: FIFA World Cup when I’m not finishing classwork. What I’m listening to: Joe Bonamassa – Bridge to Better Days  Implementing change in an organization, we all have went through it. Now, I know what you … Continued

Paying For it All

What I’m Listening To: Some classic U2 What I’m Watching: World Cup What I’m Doing: Sweating profusely in the insane summer heat ELGL has a lot planned for the remainder of 2018 and the first half of 2019. We just started our fiscal year and are out fundraising to achieve our plans. As you may have noticed last … Continued

Progress, Not Perfection

Today’s Morning Buzz is all about burnout. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Migos – Stir Fry What I’m Watching – I recently finished binge-watching Riverdale (thanks Ben Kittelson). What I Did this Weekend – I took a quick road trip to Modesto, a large city in the Central Valley in … Continued

Relational Local Government

Right Now with Kevin Teater What I’m listening to: the Folk Pop station on Spotify What I’m reading: ‘Walkable City – How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time‘ by Jeff Speck What I’m watching: Parks and Rec (Season 2: I got a very late start). The part where Mark, the planner, was … Continued

Doing Just One Thing Makes You Better At Everything

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: It’s the new fiscal year! What am I NOT reading? But, mostly social media analytics and insights about social media analytics. What I’m watching: I’m really into this Bon Appetit series where a pastry chef sciences out ways to make gourmet versions of guilty pleasures, she’s amazing: Twinkies … Continued

Using Your Time off (Even When People Might Be Judging You)

What I’m Reading: Radium Girls by Kate Moore What I’m Watching: Moana (alone, for the 5th time) What I’m Listening To: Drake’s new album “Scorpion It’s the summer — not just that, it’s a holiday week. Honestly, I’d be interested to know how many people check out this edition of Morning Buzz. I bet it … Continued

Happy Workaversary To Me!

Morning Buzz by Kirsten Wyatt What I’m Reading: Code Girls: American Female Code Breakers by Liza Mundy What I’m Watching: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix What I’m Listening To: Today’s Hits on Apple Music My Plans for the Fourth: Camping, cooking hot dogs over an open fire, drinking domestic beer TL;DR: observations from my … Continued

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