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Mt. Rushmore with Louise Wyatt, Albemarle County, VA

Posted on October 29, 2017

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking for your top four list on a variety of topics.

Louise Wyatt

Organizational Development Manager, Albemarle County, VA

Connect: LinkedIn

Issues facing Albemarle

  • Retirements and loss of institutional knowledge
  • Attracting and retaining quality employees (especially younger generations)
  • Increased urbanization of our County
  • Growing our economic development program


  • Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (April 13th. We get it off!)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Dinner guests

  • Tom Hanks
  • Brene Brown
  • Sam Sanders
  • Tamara Keith

Career accomplishments

  • Helping the County articulate a vision and leadership philosophy, and working on implementing it…
  • Helping to establish and foster peer-to-peer job shadowing in the County
  • Helping to establish and lead the County’s annual  6-month-long  Innovative Leaders Institute, starting in 2011
  • Helping to manage the County’s Innovation Fund, which allows employees to get one-time funding to try something new!

Fall activities 

  • Visiting local wineries and cideries
  • Cheering UVA football
  • Pumpkin carving with my kids
  • Getting lost (and kinda terrified) in a corn maze with one of said kids


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