Tag: Brian Southey

Buzzin’ – Impatience in the Workplace

What I’m Reading: Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon What I’m Listening To: The Lumineers: Slow It Down What I’m Watching: Booby Kennedy for President Last weekend I watched the documentary series ‘Bobby Kennedy for President’ on Netflix. If you have not watched the four part series, I recommend you set aside … Continued

Other Duties As Assigned: Squeezing the Bunny

Civic Leaders is an exclusive local government web-interview series hosted and operated by Springbrook Software, produced by the VOLSTA Media Network, and syndicated by ELGL. Each month the show shares a candid look into the challenges and triumphs experienced by passionate public employees that are committed to their calling. Squeezing the Bunny Called-in by Brian … Continued

02.27.2015

Good morning local government enthusiasts. It’s Friday and I am broadcasting from the Illinois City/County Managers Association’s Winter Conference.  In the news the FCC has declared the internet open, sorta. Right Now With Brian Southey What I’m Listening to – The mix tape CD my wife made for the trip to the Conference (Oasis, Ryan Adams, … Continued

02.20.2015

Happy Friday Morning! No matter where you live chances are good that it is warmer than yesterday.  The HIGH in Chicago on Thursday? 4 Degrees!!!!!  Right Now with Brian Southey What I’m Listening to – Jason Isbell: Southeastern What I’m Reading – 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart What I’m Watching – I sadly have not watched … Continued

Three Biggest Issues Facing Local Government

Join ELGL: $0/Students, $25/Individuals, $250/Organizations “ELGL is among the most creative and insightful professional groups in the nation today,” says Matt Horn, City of Geneva, NY City Manager. “ELGL is Changing the Face of Local Government,” writes John Thomson, PayIt Founder. Around the World in Local Government – August 2014 Highlight the three biggest issues … Continued

Around the World: Stereotyping Local Government

Around the World in Local Government – August 2014   Tell us the stereotypes you’ve heard about the other regions. Brian H. – San Antonio, TX You hear a lot about California and how unfriendly it is to business and how much fiscal stress the cities are under there.  A lot of that gets placed on the … Continued

Around the World in Local Government – August 2014

http://youtu.be/s9MszVE7aR4   We’re going “Around the World” again with a new cast of characters. This month, we have selected Brian Halverson, Brian Southey, Marc Nelson, and Stephen O’Brien. Today we introduce you to the participants, and in the following days, we’ll roll out their responses to questions about local government in their various regions.  Brian Halverson … Continued

New Sensation with Justin Powell, City of Greenville, SC, Budget Administrator

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV-QGQVZv0k&w=420&h=315] Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this  feature will serve as a way of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would … Continued

New Sensation with Kevin Perkins, Benton County

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV-QGQVZv0k&w=420&h=315] Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this blog feature will serve as a means of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people … Continued

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