Plugging the public sector
ELGL caters to next generation of local government leaders
BY CLAIRE OLIVER
The West Linn Tidings, Mar 29, 2012
Word about ELGL has spread mostly through the Wyatts’ grassroots efforts.
“There’s just been such an interest across all disciplines to come together,” she said. “It’s different than anything that exists right now, because typically people are kind of siloed into their professional fields.”
However, ELGL brings public sector employees – whether they are planners, managers or public works officials – together in one place to share a commitment to local government professionalism, as you never know what path someone will take to become a city manager, she said.
Once a month, ELGL hosts speakers from various local governments and private organizations to share their professional expertise. Future speakers include Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire; Mike Golub, chief operating officer for the Portland Timbers; and Bruce Goldberg, director of the Oregon Health Authority.
ELGL also operates a blog, which is updated almost daily, and communicates to members via social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.
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