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I Have to Ask: Working for Four Cities

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Nic Westendorf, City of Tualatin, shares takeaways from working for four cities in the Portland Metro area. This past year was a whirlwind. As a ELGL Local Government Fellow, I spent the last 12 months working … Continued

Who Are You? with Nicole Fredericks, City of Gresham, OR

As part of the grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.  Nicole Fredericks (LinkedIn) is an Assistant Management Analyst for the City of Gresham, OR. She is a graduate … Continued

#ELGL15 Sponsor: City of Gresham, OR

We’re stoked to announce another #ELGL15 sponsor: City of Gresham, OR! Connect: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Head west from McMenamins Edgefield and you’ll land in the City of Gresham, home of Randy Couture AND Katie Harman. Gresham is more than just the birthplace of two famous people, it is a city of opportunity and home to over 100,000 proud … Continued

Deep Thoughts with Ashley Graff, City of Gresham

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. Ashley Graff City of Gresham –Business Recruitment & Retention Specialist Connect: LinkedIn (Complete the sentence) #ELGL14 is….… going to be great! I can’t … Continued

Growing Up in City Hall with Eric Chambers, City of Gresham, OR

Our Growing Up in City Hall series has focused on the children of city managers. Today we broaden the feature by focusing on the children of parent’s involved in other local government capacities. We start by featuring Eric Chambers, City of Gresham senior manager and his dad Jim Chambers, long time parks director for Lincoln County. Jim has also served as … Continued

New Sensation with Dan Blue, City of Gresham

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jujG5X9iZs&w=560&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

New Sensation with Michael Parkhurst, City of Gresham

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jujG5X9iZs&w=560&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

The Transition with Karen Pearson, Gresham HR Director

We flashback to our interview with Karen Pearson, City of Gresham, OR Human Resources Director who just renewed her ELGL membership. What’s it like transitioning from working for a county to working for a city? How about returning to a five-day work week after working a four-day work week? These are the questions we had … Continued

Book Smart with Erik Kvarsten, Gresham City Manager

Book Smart with Erik Kvarsten Gresham City Manager This week ELGL caught up with Erik Kvarsten, the philosopher of city managers and someone who always has reading recommendations that will expand your horizons. Some of you may remember Erik’s presentation at an ELGL forum in 2011 which left many of us quoting philosophers while dealing … Continued

08.24.12 Knope of the Week – Pat Mobley

The votes are in and the results have been tabulated: after a week of nominations and voting by our community, ELGL is thrilled to announce the winner of the Knope of the Week! As a reminder, The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance … Continued

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