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Tag: Ben Kittelson

Podcast: The GovieLovies – Best Episodes of 2018

The hosts of GovLove pick the best episodes of the year. The best episodes of the year. All five regular GovLove hosts teamed up to hand out awards and recap the year of GovLove. Kirsten, Alyssa, Javon, Kent and Ben all selected four of their favorite episodes to honor with the most prestigious award in … Continued

The FY 2018-19 ELGL Budget

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As any of you readers in who work in budget offices know, May and June is peak budget time. I’m actually writing this from the City of Durham’s first of two full day work sessions on the proposed FY 2018-19 budget. I’m humming the classic Christmas carol under … Continued

Bike to Work Month? – Buzzin’

Right Now with Ben What I’m Reading: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Very invested in this book, I love the premise of the author moving to a city and writing about the people they meet. The book is a portrait of Savannah, Georgia and the unique characters, places and culture … Continued

A Taste of #ELGL18 with Ben Kittelson, City of Durham, NC

Know before you go… Meet other #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group or by following the #ELGL18 Twitter List. Ben Kittelson City of Durham, North Carolina & ELGL Board of Directors Connect: LinkedIn & Twitter My favorite adventure in life was…. So far, going to Portugal with my wife for a … Continued

Community Conversations – Buzzin’

Right Now with Ben What I’m Reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel I love this book. I started reading it on Saturday and couldn’t put it down until I finished it last night. Station Eleven tells the story of a world rocked by a flu epidemic. One so bad that society as we … Continued

#5: Millennials Are Not Adults

The revamped ELGL website received more than 300,000 views this year. Members and visitors were treated to a wide array of stories from the #13Percent to infrastructure to work/life balance. While some of you dropped by to visit the rapidly growing webinar library or check out the latest job postings. Our crack staff has sorted … Continued

#13Percent: Understand, Combat, and Change

The #13Percent initiative is sweeping the country with mentions in Governing Magazine and GovExec. We’ll continue to highlight the lack of diversity in local government and hope that you’ll help us raise awareness by sharing the #13Percent initiative with colleagues, on social media, and in conversations.

#CatchKC with Ben Kittelson

Ben Kittelson, the reigning Knope of the Week, is driving cross country this week to his new home in Carrboro, NC. It was a no-brainer that he’d make a pit stop in the Land of Cookingham – Kansas City, MO. Thanks to our good friend Rick Usher, Kansas City assistant city manager, the stop was … Continued

Knope of the Week: Ben Kittelson, Guilford County, NC

Can Do Attitude. Focused. Beard Brother.  Former Willamette University football star and ELGL leader Ben Kittelson (LinkedIn and Twitter) is moving to North Carolina to begin work as a budget analyst in Guilford County. As you read this, he is driving across country with his brother. If we know Ben, he’s probably riding shotgun, wearing … Continued

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