Category: The Takeaway

100 Years and Counting….Takeaways from Charlotte

Kirsten Silveira, City of Baltimore budget analyst and Kansas MPA student, recaps the ICMA Conference with the help from a few friends.   100 Years and Counting……Takeaways from the ICMA Conference by: Kirsten Silveira – LinkedIn and Twitter September 22, 2014 A week ago local government professionals from across the country gathered for the 100th Annual International City & … Continued

Portland Bike Share Presentation by Steve Hoyt-McBeth

Steve Hoyt-McBeth, project manager for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation gave a great presentation on the effort to bring a bike share to Portland. His presentation was very informative and he was willing to share it with ELGL. Check out the presentation below and some takeaways from the lunch forum. Download the presentation: Portland Bike … Continued

The Takeaway with Cal Horton, Former Chapel Hill Town Manager

In a way Cal Horton introduced several ELGL members (Heather Martin, Kent Wyatt, and Kirsten Wyatt) to the world of local government in Oregon. While first year students at the UNC MPA program, we signed up for a City Management class taught by Cal Horton, Chapel Hill town manager (at the time) and David Ammons, … Continued

Takeaways with Steve Bryant, Former Albany City Manager

To understand the passion that Steve Bryant has for local government one must only read his article titled “The Sacrifice and Rewards of Public Service.” Luckily for the residents of Albany and the many local government professionals in Oregon who view Steve as a mentor, Steve had incredible skill and was extremely effective at turning his … Continued

The Takeaway with Barbara Simon, City of Hillsboro Public Affairs Manager

Barbara Simon City of Hillsboro, Public Affairs Manager Contact: Barbara.Simon@hillsboro-oregon.gov What one or two factors helped you know it was time to retire?  Did you time your retirement date so you can become a Hillsboro Hops fanatic during the inaugural season? I am part of the proverbial baby boomer generation and my age was a determining … Continued

The Takeaway with John Anderson, Troutdale City Manager

Former city and county manager John Anderson is enjoying the type of retirement that will be the envy of many ELGL members. John plays tennis a few times a week and goes downhill skiing as often as possible. He also enjoys canoeing and has taken a number of trips, including a cruise on the Danube River, river … Continued

The Takeaway with Dan Cooper, Former Metro Attorney

The Takeaway with Dan Cooper Former Metro Attorney and Former Metro Acting Chief Operating Officer It is difficult to write this feature without thinking about everyone’s favorite TGIF show “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” However, we are confident Dan has heard enough “Hanging with Mr. Cooper” and D.B Cooper references to last a lifetime. We hope … Continued

The Takeaway with Don Otterman, Former North Plains City Manager

California and Oregon have benefited from the professional management of Don Otterman. Don recently retired as city manager of North Plains after an 11-year stint. Following his retirement, he served as an interim manager in Wheeler. In this interview, we hope you will takeaway the passion and commitment which Don served his communities. Don Otterman Former City … Continued

The Takeaway with Roger Jordan, Former Dallas City Manager

Roger Jordan Former Dallas City Manager and Current OCCMA Range Rider Roger Jordan is a true range rider as you will learn in this profile. He left an indelible mark on local government through his leadership in the City of Dallas and has continued to “pay it forward” by being an active presence with ELGL and other … Continued

The Takeaway with Bob Wells, Former Salem City Manager

So how did Bob Wells’ career intersect with McDonald’s? We find out in this interview as Bob discusses his rise from intern to city manager of the City of Salem which is the second largest council-manager city in Oregon. Bob Wells Former Salem City Manager You started working with the City of Salem as an … Continued

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