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Thanks for joining me for another week of Data Stories. This week's Diversity Dashboard Hot Topic is Generations! As we dive into the data this week, we are looking at the age distribution of local leaders and how we can expect to see these numbers change over the next few election cycles. Most of us...

Findings from the ELGL Diversity Dashboard confirm what people have been talking about for (seemingly) ages: local government leadership is getting older. The most recent data upload shows that 65 percent of chief administrative officers (CAOs) and assistant CAOs (ACAOs) are age 50 and better. And 34 percent of CAOs and ACAOs are age 60...

  Alex Gaesser Software Developer Spotinst LinkedIn | GitHub Connor English Head Organizer Hack for Heather LinkedIn | Website Matt Castillon Data Science Gusto LinkedIn | Website Code for America recently hosted a National Day of Civic Hacking as a call to action bringing together civic leaders, local governments, and community organizations. Groups across the...

Morning Buzz by Zach Navin What i’m doing - Planning a hiking trip to Southern Utah What I’m listening to –  Slow Burn What I’m watching – It’s still summer, I try to avoid the indoors What I’m reading – Simple, Not Easy - Terrence Roberts (H/T @lizzykayAR) Now that you've tackled #CityHallSelfie Day let’s...

Join ELGL today at the individual (one-year or two-year), all-in, or supersize level and receive a pair of the official ELGL socks. This offer is good only for City Hall Selfie Day. Individual Membership - $30 Membership for one calendar year Discounted registration rates for all ELGL events Access to the ELGL membership portal, including:...

Throughout the day on August 15, we'll be sharing the leading tweets in the 21 award categories on the members-only ELGL site. Check out the potential winners in the rotating gray boxes on the site! If you want to see if your organization is in the running for the most prestigious award in the local...

Job hunting in local government can suck. Someone once counseled me that for every job I secured, I would need to complete upwards of 10 to 15 applications (and that might be conservative!). The processes are too long, there is too much mystery in the selection process or those panel interviews are set up to...

We’re awarding trophies in the following categories. Have a category idea that’s not listed here? Send us an email and we might add your category for this year’s award ceremony. We’ll have the members choice award again this year – nominations and voting will begin on August 17. Best #CityHallSelfie of the Day Most Creative #CityHallSelfie State...

Brian Alexander is a summer research fellow at CoProcure and a first-year Master of Public Policy candidate at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Previously, he served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children with a focus on reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children and families.  From...

Online Community Engagement Strategies Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave, Room E, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007 Hosted Lunch | RSVP Required Co-Hosted by ELGL & Elk Grove Village An interactive roundtable utilizing case studies to help you successfully integrate online tools into your community...

This guest blog is by Pam Davis (Weir), Assistant to the City Manager, City of Goodyear. Connect with Pam on Twitter. My love for the #cityhallselfie borderlines on the absurd. Since January 2015, I have shared more than 30 selfies from communities in 11 states and 2 countries. I don’t travel anymore without making time...

Last week we explored some overarching trends in the data. Since then, we welcomed 60 more municipalities into the Diversity Dashboard family! The end of August marks six months of data gathering. The ELGL team is exploring ways to garner more attention for the dashboard and combat the response lull phase that is all too...

Today's Morning Buzz is all about #NationalDayOfCivicHacking. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Khalid - 8TEEN What I’m Watching – I recently watched Donnie Darko. It was weird What I Did this Weekend – I passed out on a sidewalk in the Mission District (I had a really bad, once-a-year-type migraine). What's...

Brandi Leos,  Senior HR Business Partner at City of Tigard, Oregon (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I'm watching: Philadelphia (interesting to watch this move as an HR professional 25 years after its release) What I'm listening to: Apple Music's Run NYC playlist (started running again this weekend and what a great list!) I recently attended a leadership...

Julie Willems Van Dijk Director of County Health Rankings Wisconsin Population Health Institute Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Katie Wehr Senior Program Officer Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships...

This guest post by Katie Babits is part of the Jam of the Month: Workforce Development – Recruiting & Retaining Talent, hosted by SGRecruiter. When I begin to discuss implicit bias the most common statement that is, “But I’m not racist!” Calm down, nobody said you were, calm down. It’s hard for people to talk about diversity,...

We’re handing out 21 awards on #CityHallSelfie Day with the “granddaddy of them all” the Members Choice Award for #CityHallSelfie Excellence. This is the second year for the highly coveted award and we’re empowering our superdelegates (i.e: award-winning ELGL members) to nominate and vote on this new award.   Thanks to Bang the Table for supporting #CityHallSelfie Day.  The...

Route 50:  Why Local Governments Are Taking CityHall Selfies Kansas City Star Article: “It’s #CityHallSelfie day, so you can officially have fun with that” KTAR News: Phoenix to be a part of national event called ‘City Hall Selfie Day’ on Monday Texarkana Gazette: Texas-side officials hope folks take part in City Hall Selfie Day Glendale City News: City Hall Selfie...

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