Category: The Transition

The Transition with Charlotte Colley, Village of New Concord, OH

Charlotte Colley Returns “Home” to New Concord, OH In this installment of our series, The Transition, Charlotte Colley (LinkedIn and Twitter) discusses the transition from Senior Project Manager in New Albany, Ohio to Village Administrator in New Concord, Ohio.

The Transition with Dustin Anderson, Town of Munster, IN

Munster’s new town manager takes in the political landscape Julie Novak, The Novak Consulting Group,  tipped us off on our subject for this interview. As a 34-year old local government professional, Dustin Anderson (LinkedIn) discusses his career transition from special projects manager in Greenwich, CT to town manager in Munster, IN. Lightning Round Your hometown? What is … Continued

The Transition with Clay Pearson, City of Pearland, TX

From Michigan to Texas, John McCarter interviews Clay Pearson about his job transition from city manager of Novi, MI to Pearland, TX. When we last heard from Clay, he was coming off the ultimate high of winning the Knope of the Week. Now we hear from Clay about the decision to changing jobs and the local … Continued

The Transition with Patrick Preston, City of Hillsboro, Public Affairs Manager

Hillsboro names broadcast television reporter as new public affairs manager Here is an example of the circle of life of ELGL features. A few months ago, we covered the retirement of Barbara Simon, Hillsboro Public Affairs Manager. Today we cover the transition of her replacement, Patrick Preston. Patrick joins the wonderful world of local government … Continued

The Transition with Anthony Petchel, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

ELGL member Anthony Petchel is living the dream of every kid in Portland. He is working for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). While we’re sure his job is fun, he doesn’t spend his days in the science playground playing with silly-putty or making sand castles. Instead, Anthony is the Director of Development … Continued

The Transition with Courtney Lords, Office of Multnomah County Attorney

Courtney has taken the leap back to the public sector after spending several years at Beery Elsner. Her individual practice areas at Beery Elsner were municipal law and governance and urban renewal and economic development. We caught up with Courtney to discuss her job transition, her career accomplishments, and of course, her best lawyer joke. … Continued

The Transition with Gary Rebello, City of Milwaukie HR Director

Gary Rebello has been learning the nuisances of the public sector since April 2011 when he began working for Marion County. Before that experience, Gary had spent the bulk of his career in the private sector working for LaCrosse Footwear, Mentor Graphics Corporation, and Intel. He now finds himself leading the human resources department for the … Continued

The Transition with Karen Pearson, Gresham HR Director

We flashback to our interview with Karen Pearson, City of Gresham, OR Human Resources Director who just renewed her ELGL membership. What’s it like transitioning from working for a county to working for a city? How about returning to a five-day work week after working a four-day work week? These are the questions we had … Continued

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