Category: Michigan ELGL

Using Your Time off (Even When People Might Be Judging You)

What I’m Reading: Radium Girls by Kate Moore What I’m Watching: Moana (alone, for the 5th time) What I’m Listening To: Drake’s new album “Scorpion It’s the summer — not just that, it’s a holiday week. Honestly, I’d be interested to know how many people check out this edition of Morning Buzz. I bet it … Continued

Benefits of Internal Cross-Departmental Training

What I’m Listening To — Slow Burn by Kasey Musgraves What I’m Watching — Honestly, HGTV Re-Runs What I’m Reading — “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan Have you ever wanted to shoot a fire hose? See the inside of a jail cell? Drive a front-end loader? Yes? Follow me. This spring, our city launched … Continued

It’s the Little Things: Public Service Recognition Week

What I’m Reading — “Bringing Up Bébé” by Pamela Druckerman What I’m Watching — A&E’s “Undercover High” documentary What I’m Listening To — “Nice For What” by Drake Did you know this week is Public Service Recognition Week? Celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public … Continued

TIL about Detroit… Home to the only floating post office in the U.S.

Boaty McBoatface? No, this is the J.W. Wescott II. From the NY Times: “A narrow street dead-ends at the Detroit River, where a black-and-white boat bobs in the water, emblazoned with a Postal Service eagle. This is the mail boat J.W. Westcott II, the only floating ZIP code in the United States. The little boat’s … Continued

TIL about Detroit: The famous Detroit hot dog war

From EATER: The Cult of the Detroit Coney Dog, Explained “Arguably the biggest food rivalry of the Great Lakes region is focused on one brief stretch of street in downtown Detroit, and it involves a beloved foodstuff called the coney dog. What is a coney dog? The coney dog is a variation on the classic … Continued

It’s a Deal! Go All In and Attend #ELGL17!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ELGL’s Annual Conference is quickly becoming one of the most talked about events in local government and this year we’re taking the show on the road to Detroit, MI. The conference promises to inspire, motivate, and immerse conference attendees in a hands on experience learning from the public, private, and non-profit leaders driving change in … Continued

TIL about Detroit: Sorry Journey fans, There is No “South Detroit”

While Detroiters love to sing along to the infamous kareokee classic and sports hurrah “Don’t Stop Believin’,” they’re also aware the geographical origins of the song’s “city boy” are made up. Downtown Detroit sits along the Detroit River, and crossing it puts you squarely in Canada. So, there is no such thing as being “… … Continued

TIL About Detroit… Detroit can see Canada from its house!

Americans refer to Canada affectionately as America’s hat, but for Detroit, we’re looking south on our northern neighbor. Detroit is the only state in the contiguous 48 that can look southward into Canada. From Detroit, there are two ways to enter Canada: The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, which both link Windsor, Ontario and … Continued

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