We’re back with the new “New Sensation” feature. We’ve updated the questions based on your feedback. You’ll now learn about the best YouTube videos on the web, read about gift ideas for the holiday season, and learn about the career accomplishments of our new members. As a reminder, we developed this feature to introduce you to new ELGL members and as a way on connecting ELGL members with similar interests.
City of Springfield (OR), Management Analyst
Work Experience: LocalWorks Supervisor, NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation), Management Services Coordinator, City of Savannah, and Public Management Intern, City of Lake Oswego
Education: University of Oregon, BS, Planning, Public Policy & Management and University of Oregon, MPA, Master of Public Administration
Lightning Round with Neil
- Rock climbing 5.11/V6
- Being an ICMA fellow
- Biking a 100 miles in 8 hours
Top three holiday gifts that you’ve received. Given?
- Annual climbing gym pass (received)
- Selection of favorite micro brews (received)
- New Bike! (given)
(Complete this sentence) I feel old when I……..
- Not carving out enough time from work in past years for family and hobbies.
- Rock climbing without a helmet.
How did you hear about ELGL? From other young professionals employed in local govt.
Give us a few of your favorite YouTube videos.
Youtube? Not the biggest fan. But, I am pretty impressed by some of the funny dog photos on Buzzfeed.
Our annual conference will be held in October 2014. Name three topics or speakers that we should consider.
- New ideas for how to fund street maintenance/capital.
- Would like to hear from current/past city managers about how they got into the field.
- Would like to hear from current/past city managers about where they see the city management profession heading over the next 10 years.
(Complete these phrases)
Best thing about the 80’s was…….being born.
Best thing about the 90’s was…… pogs.
Best thing about the 00’s was….. plaid.
Best thing about last year was…..getting great new job.
- David Donaldson – Earnest, Caring, Committed, Big thinker.
- Chris Morrill – Nice guy, Community/outcomes Focused.
First concert you ever saw? Last concert you saw?
- 1st – Hot Rod Circuit in downtown Portland.
- Last – Some random indie/blues/country band.
Fast forward one year, what will factor into your decision on whether to renew your ELGL membership?
Will I have made any connections with other young professionals in the local govt scene in Oregon.
What questions should we have asked?
Favorite waffle toppings.
I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.