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Category: Morning Buzz

The Right Stuff? Or do purchases signal the wrong values?

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I am watching: The Right Stuff, about the early years of the U.S. space program What I am reading / listing to: Creative Quest by Questlove / The Roots What I am working on: Rewriting lyrics to pop songs for fun localgov and nonprofit clients to … Continued

When It Is Time To Leave

Today’s Buzz is by Tim Gomez– connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What I am watching: Gotham (TV Series) What I am listening to: Rekindling my love for Metallica What I am reading: Happy City – Charles Montgomery ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Moving on from an organization is one of the hardest and most personal decisions that you will make … Continued

Security and Safety at Work

What I’m listening to – Catching up on Govlove episodes What I’m watching – Nationals baseball  What I’m doing – Prepping ribs for the BBQ Violent incidents at municipal facilities, like the shooting in Virginia Beach, hit home especially hard for local government professionals. While mass shootings in America appear to be happening with increasing … Continued

The Weight of a City

Today’s Buzz is by Kendra Davis (LinkedIn & Twitter). She was not aware that old prom photos were fair game for these posts and regrets that she was not prepared for this. Tune in for her next Morning Buzz, “Where Are They Now: Prom Edition.” Please send submissions via Twitter. What I’m Watching: Good Omens on … Continued

Local Gov Like It’s 1999

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kirsten Wyatt. Connect with Kirsten on LinkedIn and Twitter. She’s second from left in the 1999 profile picture with this post; so many mini-twists and sparkles in that picture.  What I’m Watching: Southern Charm What I’m Listening To: Pardon My Take What I’m Reading: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje I’m headed … Continued

Implementing Lean in HR

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard (LinkedIn & Twitter) What I’m listening to – An all-female 90s playlist I created after hearing a new song, Ladies in the 90s What I’m watching – YouTube videos on various home improvement projects Over the past several months, my organization has been providing lean training to managers (including department … Continued

What Do You Wish You Knew? (The Summer Intern Edition)

Today’s Buzz is by Kim Nakahodo – connect with her on LinkedIn & Twitter! What I’m Watching: With the kiddos: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.  Without my kiddos, and guilty pleasure: Riverdale  (BTW, very different than the comics I grew up reading…..) What I’m Reading: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley … Continued

5 Types of People That I Met at #ELGL19

Today’s Buzz is by Lindsay Jacques. Follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter. What I’m Reading: 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! by Robin Ryan What I’m Listening to: Folk playlists on Spotify  What I’m Recommending: Showing your support this Pride Month #ELGL19 had fantastic presentations, idea-generating content, and over 200 local government nerds. Here are a few … Continued

Join the ELGL Morning Buzz Rotation

Want to join the ELGL Morning Buzz writing rotation? You’ll write one blog every month-ish, and post it on your assigned dates. We’re currently working on our Q3 rotation (July, August, September). If you’re selected, we’ll train you up on posting and add you to the Slack planning channel. Why should you write for the … Continued

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Today’s Buzz is by Clay Campbell. What I’m Reading: Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism [] – A bit extreme, but like the general idea What I’m Watching: Schitt’$ Creek – kudos to Kylie Bayer, Kent Wyatt, Hillary Ostlund and Stephanie Chase for sharing – So good! What I’m Listening to: The Lego Movie 2: … Continued

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