Category: Morning Buzz

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

Lifting the Local Gov Lens

What I’m Watching: Legacies on Netflix because it really capitalizes on my love of teen drama and mystical creatures. What I’m Reading: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss – it’s historical fiction meets ghost story; short, engaging, and unexpected. What I’m Listening To: Lizzo, in all her infinite glory On Friday, I participated in my first … Continued

Healthy Innovation

  Mike Skibbe,  Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Watching: Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix) What I’m Reading: The Advantage by Patrick Lencione What I’m Listening To: The Dollop Episode 15: Ten Cent Beer Night Executive coach Peter Burchard once told me that Cubs legend Ernie Banks* used to walk into a business and could … Continued

Elected Officials and Hiring Don’t Mix

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, Oregon (Twitter & LinkedIn) What I’m listening to:  NPR on the way to work What I’m working on:  Launching a new employee recognition program (ask me about Kudos) What I’m looking forward to:  A road trip to see my college daughter I recently participated on a panel about recruitment and … Continued

Notes From the Past

Today’s Buzz is by Kim Nakahodo – connect with her on LinkedIn & Twitter! What I’m Watching: With the kiddos: Teen Titans Go  Without my kiddos, and like most of the world: Game of Thrones What I’m Reading: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, and Wendy W. Williams What I’m Listening To: … Continued

From Graduation to the Grind

Today’s Buzz is written by Lindsay Jacques, Local Government Management Fellow in Hillsboro, OR. Follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter! What I am working on: Dockless mobility device strategy. What I am reading: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder What I am looking forward to: ELGL19!! Graduation is around the corner for many soon-to-be full time local government … Continued

The Power of an Apology

What I am working on: A public engagement process for the Animal Services code revisions. What I am watching: Game of Thrones What I am looking forward to: ELGL19 and visiting Yellowstone Last month I traveled to Texas, for the International Association for Public Participation’s Skills Symposium where I completed the Dealing with Opposition and … Continued

It’s About Time…

Today’s Morning Buzz is by ELGL member Clay Campbell: What I’m Reading: Ubuntu Made Easy, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and The Poisoned City – Too much to read and so little time! What I’m Watching: Into the Badlands – Season 3 – Reminds me of why we need government What I’m Listening to: Amazon Prime … Continued


Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Doing –  Figuring the most cost/time efficient route for travel in Europe this summer. Half of the fun is logistics! What I’m Binging – Season 3 of Kim’s Convenience, pretty great finding out a Canadian-Korean family has a lot in common with my Chicanx childhood. What I’m Cooking … Continued

A Rose for Emily

This Morning Buzz is by Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL’s executive director and co-founder. What I’m Reading: Truthfully? A terrible romance novel series. DM me and I’ll send you the link but I’m not proud. What I’m Watching: Amy Schumer’s “Growing.” What I’m Listening to: Isn’t everyone in ELGL listening to Old Town Road?! It perfectly encapsulates … Continued

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