Tag: Ben McCready

Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers

The four dads discuss parental leave, dealing with sick kids & how work places can be family friendly. Ben McCready, Town of Normal, IL, Assistant to the City Manager, LinkedIn and Twitter Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX, Budget Consultant, LinkedIn and Twitter Patrick Rollens, City of Corvallis, OR, Public Information Officer, LinkedIn and Twitter Ryan Adams, … 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

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

The Transition with Ben McCready, Assistant to the City Manager

From Oregon to Illinois, ELGL member Ben McCready has transitioned as he began his new role as the City of Rock Island Assistant City Manager. He previously worked as a management analyst for the City of Salem. Ben sat down with ELGL to discuss his transition but before we get into the details, here’s a brief … Continued

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