Tag: Annual Conference

Keep Your Wheels Rolling: #ELGL21 Inspiration

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn! What I’m reading: Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs by Jeffrey Roth What I’m watching: Nailed It on Netflix – absolutely hilarious What I’m listening to: That sweet, sweet #ELGL Spotify playlist   I … Continued

A Visit from St. Knope

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I’m Watching — A Week and a Day by James Corden and Zach Braff’s boy band Boyz II Menorah and videos of 21 best modern Hanukkah songs selected by Time Out New York, especially 8 Days (Of Hanukkah) by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings What I’m … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities & Driving Change

Time: 11:45 am Friday, May 17 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities & Driving Change Mayors across the country are leading communities that are grappling with wicked problems. They set a vision for where their city is going and set the tone for policy, discussion, and focus. Two mayors from different … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

Time: 9:00 am Friday, May 17 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Lightning Round with the Traeger Award Winners Talking at lightning speed with literally the most passion about local government? Sounds like a job for Chris Traeger… We’re bringing 2019’s top ten Traeger Award winners to the stage for a whirlwind keynote session. Each … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Skills Based Recruiting & Hiring

Time: 2:00 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #1  Breakout: Skills Based Recruiting & Hiring Standard recruiting and hiring processes seem to be dominated by a focus on degree and pedigree. Rigid job descriptions and strict qualification standards unnecessarily limit applicant pools and take the focus away from what is actually important. … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Racial Equity in City Building

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Racial Equity in City Building  Jurisdictions across the nation are taking a look at how to advance opportunities for all of their residents, and are making real commitments to address racial equity. One of the first steps is looking at the impact … Continued

ELGL19 Session: The Justice Lab in Long Beach, CA

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Case Study – Civic Innovation & the Justice Lab in Long Beach, CA The City of Long Beach, California has been a leader in government innovation since 2015 and their Office of Civic Innovation works to co-create solutions to the most pressing … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Financial Empowerment through Local Government

Breakout: Financially Empowering Individuals & Families through Local Government   In the last ten years, cities and counties across the country have come to realize that residents’ financial instability is an issue of such importance, and relevance, that it cannot continue to be relegated to the nonprofit sector to solve. Unstable personal finances are often why … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Engaging Local Government Employees

Time: 10:20 am Friday, May 17 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Engaging Local Government Employees Everyone knows the old adage of “take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you.” But how do you measure whether you’ve taken care of your employees? New studies suggest that employee engagement can be a … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Welcome to Durham with Mayor Steve Schewel

Keynote: Welcome to the Bull City with Mayor Steve Schewel Mayor Steve Schewel was elected Durham’s Mayor in November of 2017 on a vision for Durham to serve as a progressive beacon for the South and the nation. His campaign centered on making sure that Durham, which has seen tremendous growth, remains a “City for … Continued

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