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#Hearts4Vegas

We reached out to Jennifer Davies, City of Las Vegas, NV, on whether we could do anything in the aftermath of the tragedy in Las Vegas. She responded with the following information. Why is the City of Las Vegas such a special organization? Here are a few examples: Podcast: Social Innovation in Las Vegas, NV … Continued

Help Public Servants in Pearland, Texas

From City of Pearland, Texas: While Hurricane Harvey was causing damage to our area many public employees were hard at work for the community. Many of those public employees, who are continuing to work to restore our community, have lost homes, cars and more. Help us show our appreciation for their hard work and take … Continued

How a Bench Can Help Cities Measure the Impact of Community Events

This is a guest blog post by ELGL member Ed Krafcik with Soofa. In this post, he writes about how Soofa helped measure the crowd attendance during the 2017 Boston Marathon. “If we want to make agile cities, we need to know what works and what doesn’t. Data collection allows us to reflect in real-time … Continued

Bold ELGL Ideas Needed for Acting Manager Handbook

Ever sat at the city manager’s desk? Ever had words of advice for those who do, even temporarily? ICMA has established the task force for Updating the Acting Manager Handbook to ensure this vital tool for interim and acting managers is relevant and useful. The year-long task force is comprised of mid-career professionals who have … Continued

The Oregonian Features ELGL

#13Percent, use of social media, and ELGL’s mission are all featured in this article from the Oregonian – Gender Equality and Collaboration in Local Government. 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

Sunshine Week: The State of Local Gov Transparency

ELGL organizational member Springbrook Software wants to celebrate Sunshine Week with an article highlighting the state of local government transparency. What are the barriers, and what places are doing it right? Find out below. Local Government & Transparency By: Stephanie Hooley, Springbrook Software LinkedIn Stephanie is a Marketing Support Representative for Springbrook Software’s Buffalo Office. Stephanie’s … Continued

“Unique, Relevant, and Timely” – GFOA Highlights ELGL

Hat tip to Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for highlighting ELGL in their recent newsletter. Show your appreciation by following GFOA on Twitter. ELGL focuses on what’s “unique, relevant, and timely” in local government. Link: GFOA Newsletter   Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: … Continued

Trending Now: MPA@UNC Announces Fellowship for ELGL Members

MPA@UNC Announces ELGL Fellowship Connect: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Web, YouTube ELGL members are now eligible to receive a $5,000 fellowship to earn your Masters in Public Administration online from the University of North Carolina School of Government. Applications and enrollment happen on a rolling basis and you can find out more below or by going … Continued

#1 in ’14: Birth of the #CityHallSelfie

We’re counting down the hits from 2014….. #10: ELGL expanding to Washington State #9: SeeClickFix Names ELGL as a Civic Space Leader #8: Foreignness of Local Government #7 Two Cities. Two Mayors. One Cause #6: A Night of Funk(houser) #5: CPBB, IAMMA, OPRA, and SGR #4: Faces of the Future – American City County Magazine #3:  234,864 Views #2:  Change Comin’ … Continued

#2 in ’14: Change Comin’

We’re counting down the hits from 2014….. #10: SeeClickFix Names ELGL as a Civic Space Leader, #9: ELGL expanding to Washington State, #8: Foreignness of Local Government, #7 Two Cities. Two Mayors. One Cause #6: A Night of Funk(houser) #5: CPBB, IAMMA, OPRA, and SGR #4: Faces of the Future – American City County Magazine #3:  234,864 Views #2: #ELGL14 — … Continued

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