Management Analyst, Village of Woodridge
If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?
Perth, Australia. I had the privilege of interning at the U.S. Consulate General in Perth at the Media and Public Diplomacy division. The people are lovely, the weather is almost perfect, and Perth is an all-around special place. I highly recommend Perth to take a vacation. It’s the most “Aussie” of the major cities in Australia. It’s also one of the most remote large cities in the world. Did you know Perth is closer to Singapore than Sydney?
Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?
Innovation. Innovation is a buzzword that has generally lost its meaning – being truly innovative does not mean making small, incremental changes. Few words have entered the lexicon of government, business, and pop culture like innovation.
What year would the most important in your life? Why?
2013. This is the year I became a father and bought a house.
(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….
the ability of many staff members to have a clear vision of their impact on the community.
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