Tag: Christian Williams

#ELGLInspire Speakers: Christian Williams

Christian M. Williams Executive Management Assistant, City of Goodyear, Arizona What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)? Traffic Engineering Intern at City of Peoria, Arizona What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in? Undergrad: University of Washington-Seattle (2009); Current Grad School: Grand Canyon University … Continued

A Taste of #ELGL18 with Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ

Know before you go… Meet other #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group.  Christian M. Williams City of Goodyear, Arizona Connect: Twitter My favorite adventure in life was… In life, maybe Greenland. In the last six-months – maybe a random trip to the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City! … Continued

I Have to Ask You: PHX vs. SEA

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Christian Williams provides insight into living Seattle and Phoenix. Compare and contrast living in Seattle and Phoenix. Let me start by saying – both areas are wonderful places to live. Each has a thriving economies with lots … Continued

Part V: Organizational Diversity Is Deeper than Race

In the last of a five-part series, Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ, opens up about his experience with race. Disclaimer: Race is controversial topic with many diverging opinions. Knowing that, I feel obliged to start with this disclaimer. The opinions, in this column, are mine and mine alone. My opinions do not reflect those of my … Continued

Part IV: Countering the Ignorance of Racism

In this five-part series, Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ, opens up about his experience with race. Disclaimer: Race is controversial topic with many diverging opinions. Knowing that, I feel obliged to start with this disclaimer. The opinions, in this column, are mine and mine alone. My opinions do not reflect those of my organization, my race, … Continued

Part III: “You Sound White”

In this five-part series, Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ, opens up about his experience with race. Disclaimer: Race is controversial topic with many diverging opinions. Knowing that, I feel obliged to start with this disclaimer. The opinions, in this column, are mine and mine alone. My opinions do not reflect those of my organization, my race, … Continued

Part II: “No Blacks are Allowed at My Birthday Party”

In this five-part series, Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ, opens up about his experience with race. By Christian Williams – Twitter Disclaimer Race is controversial topic with many diverging opinions. Knowing that, I feel obliged to start with this disclaimer. The opinions, in this column, are mine and mine alone. My opinions do not reflect those … Continued

How Is Your City Engaging the Community?

He’s back! Goodyear, AZ ‘s Christian Williams asks: What is your city doing to get citizens, particularly millennials, engaged in local government? Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

Under the Saguaro by Christian Williams

ELGL had the good fortune to meet Christian Williams from the City of Goodyear, Arizona at the CPBB conference in August.  He impressed us further with his knowledge of local government budgeting and he successfully retweeted all 40 tips that ELGL shared during our CPBB presentation. Seriously – look at this guy – how could … Continued

Allow Myself to Introduce Myself…Christian Williams, City of Goodyear, AZ

Welcome to the new and (somewhat) improved version of our member introductions. If you are puzzled by the column name, take a minute to watch the above scene from Austin Powers. Christian Williams City of Goodyear, AZ — City Manager’s Office (Complete the sentence) Today is……a beautiful sunny day in Arizona!  It is a cool … Continued

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