Category: The Practitioner

#LocalGovAdvice: What do new administrators need to know?

If I only knew… We at ELGL always look to and get inspired by the news media. Last month something caught our eye that many of our favorite journalists were involved with, the hashtag #AdviceForYoungJournalists. Veterans of the media scene tweeted and posted their advice for journalists just entering the field, the advice ranged from … Continued

Free ICMA Webinar: Developing Effective Relationships With Elected Officials

Developing Effective Relationships With Elected Officials | March 5, 2015; 10am to 11:30am PT Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2521933691931682562 Webinar topics: What’s critical in working effectively with elected officials? What are some pitfalls to avoid? What are the roles that employees at any level can play to enhance working relationships with elected … Continued

360 Review with Dave Kanner, City of Ashland, OR

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our … Continued

SeamlessDocs: No More Paper Pushing

ELGL continues to profile companies playing in the local government sandbox. We were introduced to Seamless Docs on Twitter and decided that you need to learned more about their impact on the local government arena. SeamlessDocs wants you to a government where forms are a pleasure. Background Check SeamlessDocs (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) specializes in working with governments to convert … Continued

Glacial Pace: State of Women Managers in Local Government

By Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL co-founder; Ass’t City Manager, West Linn, OR Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter The January 2015 edition of PM Magazine features a cover story about women leading local government agencies, and how the statistic has not improved in the last 30 years – in 1984 and in 2014, only 13 percent of local … Continued

360 Review with Kevin Knutson, Management Partners

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our … Continued

Quotables for 2015

Quotables by Kitty Wooley – Column, LinkedIn, Twitter As we pause to ring in the New Year, here are some statements and commentary for review.  Your reactions, additions, or subtractions are most welcome.  Here’s to your happiness, health, and career success in 2015. “At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called ‘leaders’ is … Continued

360 Review with Mattie Sue Stevens, City and County of Durham, NC

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our … Continued

Behind the Camera: 6 Lessons Learned from Episode One

Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated by ELGL. Each month the show shares a candid look into the challenges and triumphs experienced by passionate public employees that are committed to their calling. Behind the Camera: 6 Lessons Learned from … Continued

Playing Matchmaker Between Local Government and Affordable Housing

Dean Porter, a Program Officer at Enterprise Community Partners, speaks with Tim Klont at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago about the relationship between local government and affordable housing.  Ben McCready#LocalGov Geek proudly serving the City of Geneva, IL. Follow me on Twitter at @BenMcCready1 for an inside look at the #LocalGovLife!

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