Tag: Ben McCready

June 2018: Birthdays & Books Celebration

You’ll never be lonely on your birthday again! The Birthdays and Books Celebration returns for a third year. The initiative is one way that we connect our 4,000 members. Happy! Happy! We’re celebrating the birthdays of these ELGL members: June 1: Justyn Miller, City of Warrenville, Illinois, Management Analyst June 4: Emily Edmonds, WithersRavenel, Grant & Funding Specialist June 11: … Continued

Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”iTunes” tab_id=”1469655162102-4f38d228-a736″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stitcher” tab_id=”1469655433105-29f20855-3aa4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Google Play” tab_id=”1469655435153-702cb24f-a9d6″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][vc_separator style=”shadow” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text] What’s it like being a dad and working in local government? ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt interviews four dads about balancing their local government work and their personal life. Ben McCready, Town of Normal, IL, Assistant to the City Manager, LinkedIn and Twitter Matt Yager, City of … Continued

Fantasy or Reality? Work Life Balance in Local Government

BALANCE: (n.) an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady; a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. (v.) keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall; offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another (Google … Continued

13 Percent: Creating Dynamic Leaders Through Mentorship

Creating Dynamic Leaders Through Mentorship By: Ben McCready – Twitter Over the past month the #13Percent conversation has continued to evolve, adapting and changing as ELGL members and local government leaders challenge the status quo. As this conversation addressing the lack of diversity amidst local government expands, it’s apparent that this issue is far from … Continued

Bringin’ It Into Focus with Ben McCready

Ben McCready, Rock Island, IL assistant to the city manager, reflects on professional input gathered in 2014. Earlier this year I found myself in the halls of the Kennedy School post #ELGL14.  Left to my own devices and a cup of complimentary coffee, I reflected on the whirlwind adventure of #ELGL14. The experience was one … Continued

What is an Assistant To?: Ben McCready, City of Rock Island, IL

What is an Assistant to the City Manager? In between other duties as assigned, council meetings, and a bewildering assortment of public inquiries, ELGL members identify the essential functions of the position. Ben McCready#LocalGov Geek proudly serving the City of Geneva, IL. Follow me on Twitter at @BenMcCready1 for an inside look at the #LocalGovLife!

Deep Thoughts with Ben McCready, City of Rock Island, IL

Register for #ELGL14 Prepare for #ELGL14 by learning about who is attending. Find out if you’ll be surrounded by soft talkers, loud eaters, and finger biters or whether you’ll be surrounded by the best in local government. Ben McCready  City of Rock Island, IL — Assistant to the City Manager Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter (Complete the sentence) … Continued

#ELGL14 Speaker Bios: Finding Your Next Government Job

Ron Holifield, President, Strategic Government Resources Bio: I serve as primary visionary and leadership provocateur at SGR. My job is to challenge, inspire and motivate our team to change the world by helping thought leading local governments Recruit, Assess and Develop Innovative, Collaborative and Authentic Leaders. First paying job: Mowing Lawns Soundtrack of your life: … Continued

What ELGL Means to Me: Ben McCready

As a part of a new article series “What ELGL Means to Me” Ben McCready writes about why ELGL is important to him. Related Link: Why ELGL? It has happened more than once, I’m telling a colleague or peer about my experience with ELGL and then I get the question. “So what do they do?”. I’m … Continued

Knope of the Week: Ben McCready, Rock Island (IL) Assistant to the City Manager

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro9JIhcc-bM&w=560&h=315] What is the Knope of the Week? It is ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition and prizes that we … Continued

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