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Data Stories with Matthias #2

Last week we explored some overarching trends in the data. Since then, we welcomed 60 more municipalities into the Diversity Dashboard family! The end of August marks six months of data gathering. The ELGL team is exploring ways to garner more attention for the dashboard and combat the response lull phase that is all too … Continued

The Art of Neighboring

Today is National Night Out! To mark the occasion, neighborhood-sized celebrations are being held all over the country. These potlucks, parades and parties bring people out of their homes and into the streets and parks to mingle and celebrate community pride in where they live. National Night Out was started in 1984 and has not … Continued

Dashboard Reflections: Race, Age and Need for More Data

Rafael Baptista is the Strategic Planning and Performance Analyst for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a contributing author to Careers in Government. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Politics and Spanish from Willamette University where he was a member of the debate team. He is also a proud MPA graduate of the University of … Continued

Archiving Public Sector E-Communications

This guest post is by ELGL member Don DeLoach. Don has more than 32 years of state and local government involvement. He was the former Chief Information Systems Officer for the City of Tallahassee, and was responsible for all of the city’s technology needs. He is also a former president of the Florida Local Government Information Systems … Continued

What is a Special District Clerk?

Welcome to a new blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” — all about the amazing and important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Laura Savage, Pueblo West Metropolitan Administrative Clerk For two years I have served the Pueblo West community as the “City Clerk”, a position … Continued

Bracket Challenge: Ballin’ for the Fund Balance

MARCH 10, 2017 BY ELGL March Madness is upon us, and ELGL is ready with the 6th annual ELGL Bracket Challenge. Whether you’re a major hoops junkie or not, we want you in this bracket (especially if you pick games based on mascots). The bracket challenge is open to active ELGL members. Need to join or renew? Click here. Complete … Continued

ELGL To Host AC Gonzalez, Dallas City Manager

MAY 8, 2014 BY ELGL SW ELGL is proud to present a special lunch-and-learn with Dallas City Manager AC Gonzalez! Dallas City Manager Tuesday, September 16 from Noon to 1:30 P.M (CT) Dallas City Hall Space is limited. ELGL members will receive priority registration.  RSVP Background Check on AC A.C. Gonzalez has built a strong record in municipal management for more than … Continued

Walk Like a Penguin

JANUARY 7, 2017 BY BEN KITTELSON Welcome to the new and improved version of Kittelson’s Corner. One of my goals for 2017 is to write more for ELGL, so our fearless Executive Director signed me up to write a weekly piece for everyone to enjoy while they drink their morning coffee and watch Saturday cartoons (that’s still … Continued

When You Walk Into #ELGL18…

MAY 1, 2018 BY ELGL Morning Buzz by Kirsten Wyatt What I’m Reading: Pardonable Lies – love me some Maisie Dobbs What I’m (Re)Watching: The Office – it’s making me LOL all over again What I’m Listening To: Sparkle Stories – can’t wait for this #ELGL18 keynote! For this edition of my Morning Buzz, I’m going to share my top tips to maximize your … Continued

11.22.16: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Supermoon Remix)

NOVEMBER 15, 2016 BY ELGL When the supermoon becomes a super meme —–   Previously: 11.09.16: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Live Fiercely, Live Completely) Contact Ben Kittelson – – to post jobs. Welcome to new organizational members – Buildingeye, City of Tukwila, WA and DC Water. Organizational members receive stand along job postings. Individual members have the opportunity to contribute job openings to this weekly post. … Continued

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