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Top Influencers to be Announced for Public Service Recognition Week

The deadline to nominate someone for Top Influencers in Local Government closed on April 8, 2024. Honorees will be announced during Public Service Recognition Week, May 5-11, 2024. Every year ELGL asks our members to nominate outstanding public servants for the Top Influencers in Local Government list. The recognition honors people who make a difference in their … Continued

Four New Board Members Join the ELGL Board of Directors

The ELGL board of directors recently approved the appointments for four new board members to help run the national organization. These appointments reflect the expansion of the board resulting from recent bylaw changes and allow the organization to implement staggered, three-year terms for all board members. “We are so excited to have these local government … Continued

Change Management for Local Government Luddites

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Greg LeBlanc – Assistant Town Manager, Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado. Connect with me on LinkedIn. What I’m watching: Jane the Virgin A hobby I enjoy: Birding What I’m working on: Expanding community childcare services, records retention, capital construction projects   Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus proposed that the only constant … Continued

Youth Councils Can Strengthen Local Government and Build Trust

By The Davenport Institute Youth are often overlooked during public engagement processes for multiple reasons; they are not old enough to vote, own property, or pay taxes. However, they represent the future of our communities and they are the next generation of local government leaders. In order for a local government to exercise 360 public … Continued

Digital Equity and Public Engagement

By The Davenport Institute The definition of digital equity has changed and broadened since its first conception in the 1990s and recently the pandemic placed a spotlight on digital equity when the world hastily transitioned to online work, school, and public engagement. Classrooms and public spaces went dark and were vacated as we collectively huddled … Continued

Nine Books, Nine Lessons

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Colorado local government and DEI professional. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. Some time ago, I participated in ELGL’s “Hard Conversations About Race” Cohort. At the end, we received a list of book recommendations to continue our learning either from books that … Continued

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