#ELGL14 Speaker Bios: The ELGL Story

Posted on October 5, 2014

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Take a look at the organization behind #ELGL14 with the fabulous speakers for “The ELGL Story“!

ELGL Story

Kirsten Wyatt,  Assistant City Manager, West Linn, OR

Bio: I’m the Assistant City Manager in West Linn, Oregon. I work on an ever-changing list of projects with every department and a lot of our citizens and community leaders. I love my job and am thankful every day I get to work in a community that I love!

First paying job: Dairy QueenDQ

Soundtrack of your life: I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by the Scissor Sisters

Book you are currently reading: The Everything Store by Brad Stone

Anything else: I love sandwiches, hanging out with my kids, and learning new things.

Ben McCready, Assistant to the City Manager, Rock Island, IL

Bio: The most rewarding things are never easy, thus I’ve learned to appreciate the lost art of patience and compromise. Everyday I get to help change what the public expects from local government by demonstrating our ability to innovate and adapt. As local government professionals we face similar challenges delivering similar services, yet each solution we craft is something uniquely shaped by the communities we serve.

imagine-dragons-on-top-of-the-world-2013First paying job: Assistant to the City Manager, City of Rock Island, IL

Soundtrack of your life: On Top of the World, Imagine Dragons

Book you are currently reading: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else

Anything else:  Follow me on Twitter! @BenMcCready1

MODERATOR: Ben Kittelson, Newsroom, Oregon Metrohomedepot

Bio: I coordinate the online and in person events for ELGL. I also create original content for the website including my own column “Kittelson’s Corner” and editing content submitted by other writers. I also post the ELGL social media accounts and baby sit the Wyatt’s kids.

First paying job: Lot Associate, The Home Depot

Soundtrack of your life: The Wino and I Know – Jimmy Buffett

Book you are currently reading: Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

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