Category: Management

Introducing the ELGL Membership Committee

The ELGL Board of Directors identified the need for a membership committee to: Expand ELGL’s reach to all 50 states, Continue to build a diversity (race, gender, sexuality) in our membership, and Clearly identify and communicate the benefits of membership. In August, the Board of Directors issued a call for applications and selected the committee. … Continued

Apply for the ELGL Membership Committee

The ELGL Board of Directors is forming a Membership Committee to develop outreach materials for the variety of “personas” that are interested in ELGL. Interested in applying? You should be able to volunteer at least two hours a week to participate in meetings, develop materials, and advance membership goals. [contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Email” type=”text” … Continued

Organization Bylaws

Bylaws – Adopted Amendments – May 2017 ARTICLE 1 Name The name of this organization shall be Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). ARTICLE 2 Network Area The area of this organization shall be international. ARTICLE 3 Purpose The purpose of ELGL is to connect, communicate, and educate about local government. The organization, being organized and operated exclusively … Continued

Stacy Schweikhart & Dan Weinheimer Appointed to the ELGL Board of Directors

PORTLAND – Stacy Schweikhart and Dan Weinheimer were unanimously appointed to the ELGL Board of Directors on Thursday, May 31, 2017. Ms. Schweikhart is the Community Information Manager for the city of Kettering, Ohio. She was appointed to a three year term, ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Weinheimer is the Deputy County Administrator for Routt County, … Continued

ICMA Career Compass #47: “Leadership Myths Debunked”

The ICMA Career Compass column #47 entitled “Leadership Myths Debunked” is now available. The Career Compass advice columns are brought to you by the ICMA Coaching Program.  Here’s the question posed in this edition: I’m a fairly new program manager for a key Family Services Program in the county’s Human Services Agency. I’m trying to get … Continued

ICMA Case Study: Rookie Mistakes of a First-Time Department Head

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Click here to read Dr. Frank Benest’s latest ICMA case study: “Rookie Mistakes of a First-Time Department Head.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] 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.

Including ELGL In Your FY 2016 Budget

Some of our ELGL members might be grumpy and bitter about the ice and snow, but here in Portland at ELGL headquarters, the sky is blue, the trees are starting to bloom, and spring is just around the corner.  And like you, we know that spring means the start of the local government budget process. … Continued

Water Cooler: How Would Bill Belichick Write Policy?

by Rae Buckley, Town of Chapel Hill, NC LinkedIn Social psychiatrists have speculated and tested why people enjoy watching sports.  There’s a theory of symbolic catharsis that says we release our own tension and aggression while watching a game.  There’s also a statistical analysis called the talent-luck theory that says we like watching physical feats but … Continued

Career Compass: Trust Me!

Career Compass No. 42: Trust Me! ICMA works with Dr. Frank Benest on a series of articles called the “Career Compass.”  ELGL shares Mr. Benest’s ideas and welcomes your responses and feedback.  In today’s issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest helps us win our team’s confidence with a recipe for trust.  We celebrate Dr. Benest’s … Continued

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