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Want to join the ELGL Morning Buzz writing rotation? You'll write one blog every month-ish, and post it on your assigned dates. We're currently working on our Q3 rotation (July, August, September). If you're selected, we'll train you up on posting and add you to the Slack planning channel. Why should you write for the...

What I’m watching – our City Council's last Priority Setting session because it will be MY job to coordinate it this year, and I need all the help I can get. What I’m reading – Heartland by Sarah Smarsh, which is such an honest, tender, unapologetic look at my home state and the people there....

Morning Buzz by Kirsten Wyatt What I'm Reading: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What I'm Watching: The Romanoffs on Amazon What I'm Listening To: The Hearing on NPR Why This Buzz is on a Sunday: We're making some change to what non-members have access to on ELGL.org and the Weekly Reader and I...

  What I’m listening to – The sound of all the buzzers, bells and beeps that are produced by instruments to measure breathing, heart beat, blood pressure at a hospital. What I’m watching – My watching habits tend to be whatever Disney show my kids are currently hooked on, my BravoTV binge watching Real Housewives or for...

What I’m listening to - Started listening to a new podcast that focuses on mental health from a Latinx perspective. It's incredibly refreshing as someone who grew up with overwhelming stigmatization of any sort of mental health condition. Take a listen to Latinx Therapy. What I’m watching –  Ozark. It's like Breaking Bad, but imagine Walter White...

What I’m listening to – Kingsley and Frankie Simone. I saw them at #TEDxMtHood on Saturday and their performances were super high energy! What I’m watching – Call the Midwife, I'm hooked after catching it during my last dental appointment. I'm also going to get started on Salt Fat Heat Acid soon. What I’m reading – Updated chapters of...

What I’m listening to – I can't hear anything over my space heater What I’m watching – Much to my dismay I don't control the remote in my all boy house, so typically Impractical Jokers or BattleBots What I’m reading – Buddhist Path to Simplicity     Confession: I would have stayed in grad school for the rest...

Susan Barkman shares a review for the IAP2 Foundations of Public Participation training. What I am watching: Bones What I am listening to: My iPhone is on shuffle, so whatever it decides. What I am reading: I just moved so I am in between at the moment… In graduate school, I found one of my...

Right Now with Kevin What I'm reading: I Will Find You (Trigger warning for some. This is so heavy and moving.) What I'm watching: Parks and Rec (season 4) What I'm listening to: The Sense of Me by Mudflow “Your first three years will be like drinking from a fire hose,” my mentor told me...

What I'm reading: You don't want to know... What I'm watching: Insecure (of course!) What I'm listening to: Smile by Saba If you follow social media, then you were probably shocked a few weeks ago when news was circulating about Geoffrey Owens.  Headlines read something like, “Cosby Show Star Geoffrey Owens spotted working at Trader...

Right now w/ India Adams (LinkedIn) What I’m Listening to: Hive Mind- The Internet What I’m watching: Pose What I’m doing: wedding planning There are few things I love as much as basketball. I’ve loved the game since I first picked up a basketball in the early 90's and played NBA Jamz on my Sega...

The Buzz with Jordan Rae Hillman What I’m listening to: Imagine Dragons What I’m reading: The Problem of Slavery in Christian America by Joel McDurmon What I’m watching: Victoria Just a few years ago I was attending professional conferences wishing I had something interesting enough to talk about to be a speaker. I found myself wishing the topics...

Each weekday morning, you can log on to ELGL.org for the latest local government news and headlines, thanks to a dedicated group of ELGL management team members who publish the Morning Buzz. Each Morning Buzz author puts their own personal spin on the Buzz, ranging from eccentric to adorable. This week, we're celebrating our Buzz...

Today’s Buzz is by Samantha Roberts– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I'm working on outside of work:  Discipline in exercise and how I spend my time! (read: not on instagram) What I'm looking forward to: Swimming with my kids this weekend My next big goal: Unrelated to work, I think we're finally going to pull the plug...

This webinar originally aired on July 21, 2020 Now – while the presidential candidates are mostly staying home – is the perfect time to prepare your local gov for potential campaign visits, especially if you’re in a battleground state. Because when you get the call that a presidential candidate will visit your town, you don’t...

Today's Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dr. Sarah Martin, VP of Health Solutions at mySidewalk. Connect with her on Twitter @DrSarahMarie. What I'm Watching: We just finished Alone: The Arctic. Highly recommend if you love loneliness, survival and a combination of reality competition and wild game. What I'm Reading: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett...

Learn more about presidential campaign stops at ELGL’s July 21 virtual event: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits By Sarah E. Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I’m listening to – Music by Judith Hill What I’m reading – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein What I’m writing...

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dan Weinheimer, City Manager of Newberg, OR (Twitter and LinkedIn) What I’m listening to – Fireworks from neighbors' driveways and backyards. What I’m reading – Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates Greek philosopher Heraclitus has been quoted saying “Change is the only constant in life.” With...

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Brandi Leos, Sr HR Business Partner at the City of Tigard, Oregon (Twitter and LinkedIn). What I’m Watching: I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin What I’m Listening To: NYT The Daily Podcast (this one is about police unions) What I’m Planning: A camping trip to...

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