Meet the 2019 Buzzers

Posted on December 31, 2018


Morning Buzz Team

The Morning Buzz is ELGL’s daily dose of original local government content. It’s published Monday through Friday every week, and is your chance to learn something new about trending and interesting local government topics that our Buzz team writes about.

We’re starting 2019 with a 31 person rotation, including 11 new Buzzers this year. Here’s an introduction to our new Buzzers, plus a link to a Twitter list that you can use to follow the whole Buzz team.


Welcome to the Buzz

Tim Gomez

Tim Gomez

Town of Paradise Valley, AZ – Executive Assistant to Town Manager, Mayor and Council

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Working for multiple elected officials
  2. The importance of networking
  3. “Taking a walk among the tombstones”, remembering the graveyard of good and bad ideas.

Susan Steward

Susan Steward

Office of the State Treasurer, Delaware – Economic Policy Advisor

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. OPEB Liabilities
  2. Budgeting for the Next Recession
  3. Fiscal Transparency

Samantha Roberts

Samantha Roberts

City of Eugene, OR Deputy City Recorder

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Representation in local government
  2. Working in a community that is predominantly white, male, with many nearer to retirement than the start of their career
  3. Vulnerability in government leadership

Will Hampton

Will Hampton

City of Round Rock, Texas – Communication and Marketing Director

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Citizen participation
  2. Surveys
  3. Creating a voice for the organization

Brianna Lennon

Brianna Lennon

Boone County, MO –  Boone County Clerk

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Election-related posts: youth election participant program (high school student poll workers)
  2. Redesigning “I Voted” stickers through community contests
  3. Bringing social media to county government (especially in clerks’ offices)

Brent Stockwell

Brent Stockwell

City of Scottsdale, AZ – Assistant City Manager

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Regulator philosophy (scooters)
  2. Busy-ness/focus
  3. Empowering/encouraging others

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

mySidewalk – Director

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Why I left Government
  2. “Friends at Work and the Awkward Conference Room Birthday Party”
  3. Brand Strategy — Managing your department’s reputation during times of “ohhh, that’s a really bad look for us”

Anna Marum

Anna Marum

Greater Portland Inc – Communications Manager

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Business recruitment
  2. Working with economic development organizations
  3. Marketing a community

Warren Kagarise

Warren Kagarise

King County, WA – Digital Engagement Manager

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Adapting to a changing social media landscape
  2. Building digital equity
  3. Incorporating social media into policymaking

Lindsay Jacques

Lindsay Jacques

City of Hillsboro, Oregon – Management Fellow

LinkedIn | Twitter

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Putting your money where your mouth is- actually hiring a diverse and equitable work force
  2. Local government international edition- exploring differences in municipal governance
  3. Public Works- a 6 month department deep dive and the takeaways

Neha Subramanyam

Neha Subramanyam

City of Hillsboro, Oregon – City Policy Analyst

LinkedIn

What are three topics you’ll likely write about in 2019?

  1. Equity and Intersectionality
  2. Smart City Technologies & Innovation
  3. Data-Driven Decision Making

Continuing Buzzers

These twenty ELGL members have been Buzzing for ELGL during 2018, and will continue their writing in the New Year. Be sure to connect with them on LinkedIn and Twitter so you can follow along with their local government perspectives during the year.


Buzz List

Here’s a Twitter list so you can follow ALL of the ELGL Morning Buzz contributors – follow this list and you’ll follow the 31 people who contribute to the Morning Buzz:

ELGL Morning Buzz List

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