Category: Local Government Confidential

Chapter I: Voting for the Best Public Library

Update: The round of 32 bracket will be revealed on Saturday. As of Friday morning, more than 10,000 votes have been cast. Update: News coverage of the Leslie B. Knope Award – Evansville nominated for national award and Real life Pawnee: Evansville library in running for Leslie Knope award Last year, we awarded the prestigious Leslie … Continued

January 2017: Laugh, Cry, and Think

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is making you Laugh, Cry, and Think while dishing out the #BigLocalGovBaller designation. January 17, 2018 In advance of the ELGL & Cartegraph webinar today, I am highlighting examples of effective storytelling in local government. Tell me what I missed by commenting or tweeting your examples. Downtown Topeka flush with poop … … Continued

Knope Award for Best Library – 2018 Nominees – Map

Learn more about the Leslie Barbara Knope Award for Best Public Library Nominate your public library for this award Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

Nominees for Best Public Library – Updated 1/15

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Leslie Barbara Knope award! Last year, we awarded the prestigious Knope to Peoria City Hall. This year, we’re highlighting the best public libraries! Any public library run by a local government unit (town, city, county, special district…) is eligible for nomination. Use this form to … Continued

December 2017: Laugh, Cry, and Think

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is making you Laugh, Cry, and Think while dishing out the #BigLocalGovBaller designation. Here’s what you missed in October. December 22 ELGL Twitter Chain goes back to the Mountains. ELGL Sconnie nabs second place. CAL ELGL takes the bronze. December 19 There’s only one way to catch the Christmas spirit…. See Foo … Continued

November 2017: Laugh, Cry, and Think

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is making you Laugh, Cry, and Think while dishing out the #BigLocalGovBaller designation. Here’s what you missed in October. November 29 #ELGLTwitterChain Mountain ELGL retains the title. ELGL Sconnie wins the silver and ELGL Ohio takes the bronze. Region/% Change Midwest – 0.13% Southeast – 0.06% Southwest – 0.12% California – 0.20% Northwest – 0.25% Northeast … Continued

#ELGLPopUps: Ride, Ride, Ride

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is bloggin’ about #ELGLPopUps.  #ELGLPopUps: What You Need to Know Official Hashtag: #ELGLPopUps #ELGLPopUps Eve: Last Minute Info Facebook Photo Album: #ELGLPopUps September 22, 2017 We’re #1, We’re #1, We’re #1 How to Plan for Driverless Vehicles We’re talking autonomous vehicles in this session – with an expert from the Mountain View … Continued

September Twenty Seventeen: Laugh, Cry, Think

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is bloggin’ about those things that make you Laugh, Cry, and Think. He is also dishing out the #BigLocalGovBaller designation. Here’s what you missed in July.  September 4, 2017 Bad news: Summer’s over. Good news: #ELGLPopUps are here. Bad news: Summer’s over. Good news: Seahawks play the Packers this week. (Side note: … Continued

Reactions to Conference Skeeze Blog Post – Updated 9/7

It’s been a week(ish) since we posted this blog about checking your behavior before local government conferencing starts back up. We’ve already received 18 comments (16 about skeeze, one that is *maybe?* a joke, and one that I’ll respond to below. We’re sharing these comments anonymously so we can all continue to learn from them. … Continued

Behind the Scenes of #CityHallSelfie Day

ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt is straight bloggin’ about the greatest day of the year. It is about to go down…. #CityHallSelfie Day is here. I’m here to keep you warm and comfy throughout the greatest day of the year. Until Next Year… A few wrap up items from City Hall Selfie Day: Stephen Kleinschmit‏ ran … Continued

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