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 6th recipients for 2013 are …
Dan Bauer, Portland, Project Office Manager
Deborah Scroggins, Portland, Elections Officer/Management Analyst
Kevin Campbell, Portland – Public Safety Systems Revitalization Program, Senior Management Analyst
Mary Beth Henry, Portland- Office for Community Technology/Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Manager
“A Strategic Look at Municipal Budgets: sharing of burdens and benefits across the metro region” – does that peak your interest? This is proposal submitted by City of Portland employees Dan Bauer, Kevin Campbell, Mary Beth Henry, and Deborah Scroggins after brainstorming ideas for hosting a future forum in Portland. ELGL liked the proposal so much and it was so well developed that we moved it to the all-star game of ELGL forums – the 1st annual ELGL Conference at Kennedy School on Friday, October 4.
We recognize this “fearsome foursome” for their initiative shown in contributing to the future of ELGL programming. This is the type of collaboration that will ensure ELGL is “alive and well” long after many of us are no longer alive and well. Our hope is their example will be contagious among ELGL members and lead to other forum proposals.
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