Category: Member Profiles

August 2018 All-In & Supersize Members

The following organizations joined ELGL with an All-In or Supersize membership this month. This means that they can add up to 10 (All-In) or 20 (Supersize) staff members to their ELGL membership accounts, and they get free unlimited job postings for the year! Your organization can join too – just sign up here and get … Continued

I Have to Ask You: Lessons Learned from a Career in Emergency Management

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Charles Wallace writes about the learning experiences from his career. He serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Grays Harbor County, WA. He is a 32 year veteran of the fire service, retiring from the Philadelphia … Continued

I Have to Ask: Standing Out in a Crowd

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Sarah Medary, City of Eugene, Oregon, Director of Public Works, writes about standing out in the recruitment process. I have often wondered how contestants on Survivor show up on a deserted island in business clothes. If … Continued

I Have to Ask: Potholes, Parking, and Public Safety

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Kathy Nyland writes how Seattle Councilor Sally Bagshaw influenced her career path. Hear more from Kathy on this GovLove episode – Podcast: Broadening Neighborhood Engagement. People often ask me about my path into government. I am the … Continued

What Consulting Taught Me

This post is by ELGL member Haley Kadish. Haley received her MPA from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. She started her career in local government as an ICMA Local Government Management Fellow in Catawba County, NC. After her fellowship, she joined The Novak Consulting Group where she worked with nearly 50 … Continued

New Sensation: Laura Lake, Village of Morton Grove (IL)

JULY 3, 2014 BY ELGL Background Check Laura Lake graduated from Winona State University in 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, a Political Science Major and a music performance minor. She is a classically trained Suzuki violinist of 15 years. She is entering her second year as a Master’s of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. … Continued

ELGL Connects Launches “Who’s Who in Local Government”

MARCH 6, 2014 BY ELGL ELGL Connects Launches “Who’s Who in Local Government” Gain the Expertise of More than 400 Government Professionals from 20 States. We’re launching a new engagement website, “ELGL Connects” in the coming months. One of the first features will be “Who’s Who in Local Government.” The feature will be the most comprehensive, interactive directory for government professionals. For … Continued

Finding Local Government With Gabe Reaume, City of Denison, Texas

MAY 2, 2016 BY ELGL What was your local government moment? What keeps you in local government? Who have been the influences in your career? We take a deep dive into these questions by asking you (the practitioner) to tell your local government story. You can sign up to participate in the bi-monthly feature at Finding Local Government. Thanks to … Continued

Growing Up in City Hall: Life as a City Manager’s Child with Jeanna Troha

APRIL 15, 2014 BY BEN KITTELSON This is the latest post in a new series about growing up with a parent who is also a City Manager.  Jeanna Troha Assistant City Manager at City of Wilsonville, Oregon Experience: Neighborhood Coordinator, City of Rockville and Assistant City Manager, City of New Brighton Education: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington State University and Master’s of Public … Continued

KS: Michael Wilkes, City of Olathe, City Manager

KS: Michael Wilkes, City of Olathe, City Manager MARCH 31, 2014 BY ELGL Fifty Nifty Takeaways What do we hope to learn from this series? We hope you will gain a better understanding of the unique characteristics of local government in each state, we hope you will learn that there are others like you who are motivated … Continued

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