Category: State of Local Government

Listen Up… Tear It Down Has Dropped

Traeger award-winner and founder of the City Council Chronicles Michael Karlik has dropped another hit for his adoring fans. Tear It Down is a eight-part story about the City of North College Hill, Ohio. In an upcoming GovLove episode, you will learn more about the creation of Tear It Down. Until then, let’s binge listen … Continued

A Taste of #ELGL18 with Anthony Hooper, City of Lake Oswego, OR

Know before you go… Meet #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group or by following the #ELGL18 Twitter List. Anthony Hooper City of Lake Oswego, Oregon – Public Works Director Connect: LinkedIn My favorite adventure in life was….spontaneously skydiving in Switzerland with a bunch of knuckleheads so as to overcome a … Continued

May 2018: Birthdays and Books

You’ll never be lonely on your birthday again! The Birthdays and Books Celebration returns for a third year. The initiative is one way that we connect our more than 3,400 members. Happy! Happy! We’re celebrating the birthdays of these ELGL members: May 1: Kelly Houghteling, Town of Windsor, Colorado, Assistant to the Town Manager May 3: Micah Badana, Jefferson County, … Continued

Ask Ellie & Jill: Community Events Overload

In the series, ELGL members can anonymously send their questions, difficulties or scenarios to and receive a response from the ghost writing response team. Your name, organization and other details will not be shared in the posting or subsequent response. Dear Ellie & Jill, I’m a rising mid-level manager in a City that hosts a *very important community … Continued

The Very Latest Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Our job board continues to grow! The latest postings include: Policy Analyst Communications & Civic Engagement Coordinator Performance Management Analyst * Budget & Management Analyst Community Connections Coordinator City Manager All-in members have the opportunity to contribute an unlimited number of jobs to the board. ELGL members have access to additional job postings in this Facebook … Continued

Public Procurement Is All That

 Mariel Reed is founder and CEO of CoProcure, a startup that helps local governments improve procurement to promote economic development. Mariel was previously an Innovation Strategist with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation. Want to nerd out about procurement innovation or public-private partnerships? Reach out on Twitter or via email. If you’re like me (and many of my #mword … Continued

Where Are the Leslie Knopes?

Kyle Knott is a senior at Northern Illinois University. He has worked at Village of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Elk Grove Township, Illinois, and DeKalb County Business Incubator.  By Kyle Knott, LinkedIn & Twitter Driving back to work from a mid-winter regional administrator’s breakfast, I could not stop thinking about the question that has plagued me since … Continued

No Half Way, 100% Healthy Vending

This guest post is by ELGL member Justin D. Cutler, with the City of Westminster, CO. The role of municipal recreation services is evolving as health care, public health, and recreation blend in to wellness – related services that stretch from housing to physical and mental fitness.   Medical services and public health thinking are … Continued

I Have to Ask: Coworking KC

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Rick Usher writes about the growth of coworking space in Kansas City, Missouri. I write this from Kansas City’s newest and likely the world’s largest coworking space, Plexpod Westport Commons.  Kansas City loves coworking and the … Continued

I Have to Ask: Overtaking the Orderly and Sedate

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week AJ Fawver, City of Amarillo, Texas Planning Director, writes about innovation happening in the planning profession. You could be next. Sign up to be a guest writer for this column.  “Growth is inevitable and desirable, but … Continued

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