After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized with a token of appreciation that will only be known by the recipients.
Before we move forward, take a look back at the 52 recipients from 2012. Each recipient will tell you that life has changed dramatically with the recognition, similar to a lottery winner minus the money and notoriety. ELGL proudly notes that before awarding a Knope of the Week we test the potential recipient for performance enhancing drugs. We also proudly note that those individuals have no idea that they’ve ever been tested.
Now onto the beginning of a new year, the 10th recipient for 2013 is …
City of Beaverton, Events Coordinator
You may have heard the first annual ELGL Conference is in the works for October 4 at the Kennedy School in Portland (not Boston). You may be worrying about the cost of the conference and whether you will get adequate value from any registration fees.
Well, good news, Victor Sin is leading our outreach efforts to secure sponsorships that will defray costs. Victor has went above and beyond in developing a thorough plan aimed at meeting our conference goal of being a low cost product with a high value outcome.
Through Victor’s work and the conference planning committee, we can announce that conference will be under $50. Final details are being ironed out on the exact cost. To ensure that conference attendees takeaway value registration will be capped at 100. ELGL members will have priority. Conference details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Many thanks to Victor for his work in ensuring cost will not be a barrier for anyone who wishes to attend the conference.
Previous Recipient: ICMA PSU Student Chapter