My New Year’s Resolution for ELGL Is…

Posted on December 27, 2016

Updated 12/29

Here’s a running list of your resolutions for us.

  • Create a Burning Issues page, so that members can post a single urgent or hot item in need of advice and/or solutions that other ELGL’ers can offer.
  • Listen more, talk less
  • Keep up the good work! It sounds cliche, I know, but it is great to be part of a national organization focused on the important work being done by those of us on the local level. Too often we are lumped into a group with those working in Washington or at the State level and that’s just not us. We are a unique group working closest with the citizens where the rubber meets the road. (Ha! Another cliche! Perfect ending.)
  • To provide members an invoice or payment reminder for renewing membership (note: it will help the organizational revenue stream).
  • Consider the viability of a listserve.
  • Consider a low cost job board for advertising positions (LOC has one but it does not provide national coverage). Editor’s Note: Organizational membership ($250) provides unlimited job postings for a year.
  • More interaction with members. I participated in the Mug Swap and it was really great to get to know my partner! Not only did I receive a really cool mug, but made a friend in another city who understands life in the municipal sector. Thanks for providing that opportunity – I’m looking forward to more fun ways to get to know other members!!
  • Start a “Where are they now?” feature. With tons of ELGLers having some one introductory column/piece, I think it’s be fun to check in with them a year or two later to see where they are at, what they’re doing & what has changed since their first piece.

We are constantly evaluating the value that we provide to our membership. Whether you are a student with free membership or an organization paying $250, we want to provide value to your membership.

ELGL has no paid staff. We rely on a band of ninja volunteers who bring you initiatives such as the Morning Buzz, Resume Book, #ELGL17, webinars, job postings, and more.

We are asking for your feedback on what ELGL can bring to you and local government in 2017.┬áTell us what we’re doing right…what we’re doing wrong…and what we aren’t doing but should be doing.

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