Tag: City Manager

New Year, New Life

The start of 2019 for me is filled with changes both personally and professionally.  Personally, I’m still figuring out what life looks like without my dad in it.  Professionally, Little Rock elected our first popularly elected African American Mayor who was sworn in on January 1st.  I’m going to focus this post on the professional … Continued

Podcast: Karen Pinkos, ICMA President & City Manger of El Cerrito, CA

Karen Pinkos ICMA President City Manager, El Cerrito, CA Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Live from the 2018 ICMA Conference in Baltimore, MD. The new ICMA President, Karen Pinkos, joined the podcast to talk about her career path, leadership and her tips for young professionals. She answered questions from the audience and talked about her new … Continued

Podcast: Filling Top Level Vacancies with Michael Brown, City Manager, Hillsboro, OR

Michael Brown City Manager Hillsboro, OR Bio The City Manager of Hillsboro, Oregon, Michael Brown, joined GovLove to talk about his approach to recruiting for department directors and other top level vacancies. Michael shared how when his Assistant City Manager announced their retirement he spent time rethinking the position and allowing the departments and staff … Continued

Progress, Not Perfection

Today’s Morning Buzz is all about burnout. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Migos – Stir Fry What I’m Watching – I recently finished binge-watching Riverdale (thanks Ben Kittelson). What I Did this Weekend – I took a quick road trip to Modesto, a large city in the Central Valley in … Continued

Podcast: City Manager Kurt Wilson, Stockton, California

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Exercising Pollution Out of Town

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age. I’ve chosen this book because it was available and it dives into the importance of creating meaningful relationships through networking. What I’m watching: Thor: Ragnarok. I’ve been pulled into Marvel due to their … Continued

Podcast: Public Service in the NFL & City Management with Tom & Connor Barwin

Tom Barwin City Manager Sarasota, FL LinkedIn | Twitter Connor Barwin Defensive End NFL Bio | Twitter Making the world better. A father-son duo join the podcast this week,  Tom Barwin is the City Manager of Sarasota, FL and his son Connor Barwin is an NFL defensive end and Pro Browler. They talked about their influences, giving back to … Continued

Intersection of Faith & Public Service: Bless Like A Champion Today

In the series, ELGL members talk about how they balance their personal faith with their public service careers. By Gabe Reaume, City Manager of Saginaw, Texas  The Beatitudes are a series of statements about people that Jesus of Nazareth shared in the early verses of the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5. The Beatitudes are practical … Continued

Part II: Time and Wifely Duties

Steve Harding served as the City Manager of the Cities of Murrieta and Jurupa Valley, President of the City of San Diego’s Southeastern Development Corporation, Deputy City Manager of the City of Santa Ana, and Executive Director of the City of Santa Ana’s Redevelopment Agency and Housing Authority. This is part II of Steve’s conversation with … Continued

Part I: When the Full-Time Commute Is Over

Steve Harding served as the City Manager of the Cities of Murrieta and Jurupa Valley, President of the City of San Diego’s Southeastern Development Corporation, Deputy City Manager of the City of Santa Ana, and Executive Director of the City of Santa Ana’s Redevelopment Agency and Housing Authority. This is part I of Steve’s conversation with … Continued

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