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.
And the winner of the Knope of the Week is……….
City of Lake Oswego, Support Services Supervisor
Background Check on Anthony
What’s not to like about Anthony? (Beside his USC roots and his dormant Twitter account)
Anthony has been part of ELGL since day one and is a major factor in our continued growth. Just in the last six months, Anthony has turned us onto Vizify, which in turn, lead to an incredible webinar with Vizify co-founder Todd Silverstein. He also shared career advice as part of Josh’s Job Search 2.0. And for the cherry on top, he has organized a joint social event with employees from the cities of Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, and West Linn.
While we could continue listing his accolades, we instead turn to Anthony’s peers to expound on his Knope-worthy credentials.
Alex McIntyre, City of Menlo Park, City Manager
Wow! Anthony Hooper. Of all the folks I know, he has got to be one of the most committed to the profession of local government. He truly believes in the work he does and the value it brings to the community. And an enthusiastic, willing and ambitious worker. I miss working with him.
Kirsten Wyatt, City of West Linn, Assistant City Manager
Anthony is a great combination of intelligence and kindness. He is thoughtful and thorough in his work, and he approaches new projects with a smile.
David Donaldson, City of Lake Oswego, Assistant City Manager
Anthony is a very valuable member of the team in Lake Oswego. He picks up things quickly, knows where to focus, and is thorough and thoughtful in covering all the angles. And he does it all with a sense of humor and passion that makes him a fun to be around.
Robyn Christie, City of Bend, City Recorder
Anthony Hooper is a rock-star of local government (which is actually much better than a rock-star)! He’s dedicated to providing excellent public service and always challenging himself to develop as a manager. I know he’ll continue to do great things. I’m lucky I had the chance to work with Anthony. Congratulations, we’ll celebrate at Powell’s next time you make it to Bend!
Jordan Wheeler, City of Lake Oswego, Assistant to the City Manager
The local government profession is extremely lucky to have someone as creative, intelligent, and driven as Anthony Hooper. He is an incredible asset to the City of Lake Oswego and a joy to work with. He is a perfect example of the talent the next generation brings to city management!
Kent Wyatt, City of Tigard, Senior Management Analyst
Anthony is a mentor for rising local government professionals and is a model of excellence for the whole profession. He has already hit the career trifecta in being promoted through the ranks in Lake Oswego, being loaned to West Linn to complete a short-term program evaluation, and being instrumental in jumpstarting ELGL.
Cate Schneider, City of Lake Oswego, City Recorder
Anthony Hooper brings the utmost in smarts, hard-work and good humor to local government. It’s virtually impossible to underestimate his talent, enthusiasm, and ability to quote Game of Thrones. He’s a tremendous asset to local government and endless fun as a colleague.
Ben Bryant, City of Tualatin, Management Analyst
Anthony is a humble, unassuming, and dedicated public servant who always carries a smile. He is genuinely interested in the lives of those around him.
Nyssa Rivera, City of Lake Oswego, Kincaid Intern and University of Oregon, Graduate Student
Anthony is a great mentor and resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in local government. He has continually taken the time to make himself available when I was in need of assistance or direction. Additionally, he has the ability to light up any room he walks into with his boisterous laugh and equally contagious positive attitude.
Josh Halladay, Americorps VISTA at United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
Anthony is very patient with up and comers. He will create a legacy inside and outside of his municipal position.
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