Knope of the Week: Thomas Frank, West Linn City Councilor

Posted on August 16, 2013

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American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week

What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition and prizes that we are not at liberty to disclose. The storied history of the award dates back to 2012.

 Thomas Frank

West Linn City Councilor

Sustainable Finance Faculty at Marylhurst University

Faculty at University of Phoenix

Instructor, Clackamas Community College

Connect with Thomas: Blog, FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and Vizify


Knope-Worthy Accomplishments

You may have noticed that ELGL has transferred to a newer, prettier web platform. With ELGL’s recent switch in web platforms, we have taken another step in creating one of the best websites in the public sector. This week’s Knope of the Week, Thomas Frank is largely responsible for working out the kinks as we transitioned to the new

Thomas Frank was the reason we were able to make the transition. Thomas, a West Linn city councilor, teaches classes at Clackamas Community College for people learning how to create websites via WordPress and this expertise was crucial to us in our web transition.

He volunteered his time in walking us through the transition and taking extra precaution to ensure that we did not lose any of our history in the transition. Without Thomas, we would not have been able to successfully make the transition because like many tasks in life, it seemed a lot easier before we got started.

The new platform will be able to handle our increasing membership and our need to offer the latest communication tools to our members. The transition involved an investment of time and money. We hope you feel as we do that it was worth the investment as we strongly believe behind every great organization is a great website.

Next time you are spending a quiet night at home reading through past Knope of the Week profiles and Morning Buzz post, you can thank Thomas for making it all possible.

Supplemental Reading

West Linn would benefit from Thomas Frank on council

Frank is dedicated to the future of West Linn

Happy Hour With Councilor Thomas Frank |

West Linn planning commission member announces candidacy

Previous Winner: Knope of the Week: David Crosley, Oregon PERS Spokesperson


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