Tag: City of Portland

Classes are Coming: Fourth-Generation Bureaucrat

By Jane Marie Ford, Financial Analyst, City of Portland Budget Office I graduated with my MPA from Portland State University in March 2015, and ended up fulfilling my destiny to become a fourth-generation bureaucrat by working in Portland’s City Budget Office (or, as we sometimes like to call it, CBO West). I am lucky to spend my days … Continued

Pop Quiz with Anika Bent-Albert, City of Portland, OR

#ELGLPopUps land in Charlotte, Dallas, Portland, and Kansas City on September 22. Each event has a school theme which you’ll notice in the agendas. Staying with that theme, we introduce you to those who will be attending a Pop Up event. You can register for one of the events here. Name: Anika Bent-Albert Job Title: Assistant … Continued

Webinar Library: Building Workforce Equity with Julie Nelson

Rewind: Watch the Webinar This webinar focused on policies, practices and real stories from two jurisdictions focused on workforce equity, St. Paul Minnesota, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Hat tip to Sarah Hazel, City of Charlotte, for coordinating the webinar. Meet the Participants Julie Nelson is the Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity and … Continued

#ELGL15 Sponsor: City of Portland, OR

Raise a glass to #ELGL15 sponsor: City of Portland, OR! Job Openings at the City of Portland Here’s An Idea…..Workforce Demographics Dashboard Whatever you like to call it, “City of Roses,” “Rose City,” “Stumptown,” “Beervana,” or “PDX,” the City of Portland is a progressive city that serves nearly 620,000 people. PDX operates with a commission-based … Continued

Here’s An Idea…..Workforce Demographics Dashboard

While Portland may have been named one of the whitest cities in the country, the City has become a leader in addressing equity issues in their workforce. One of their cool initiatives is the City of Portland Workforce Demographics. Link: Portland Workforce Demographics Dashboard Joseph Wahl, City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights, highlighted … Continued

Deep Thoughts with Josh Gregor, City of Portland

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. Josh Gregor City of Portland — Revenue Tax Specialist II Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter (Complete the sentence) #ELGL14 is….. Going to go by … Continued

Josh’s Job Search Finds a Permanent Home with City of Portland

One of the favorite bloggers in the two-year history of ELGL.org is now a permanent employee with the City of Portland. Josh was working on a six-month contract until recently when he was promoted to a full-time Revenue & Taxation Specialist II. Our one beef with Josh is based on this picture it appears he … Continued

Fiscal Health & Wellness Through Priority Based Budgeting

Please join ELGL, OMFOA, Center for Priority Based Budgeting, and the Alliance for Innovation for a unique joint session focused on creative, innovative local government budgeting: Fiscal Health & Wellness Through Priority Based Budgeting June 12, 2013 @ Noon City of Portland, 8th Floor Conference Room, 111 SW Columbia Avenue Presenters: Jon Johnson (Center for … Continued

Lightning Round with Elisa Hamblin, City of Portland

Elisa Hamblin Associate City Planner at City of Portland Favorite book of all-time: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. It is a rather obscure auto-biographical account written at the end of his career. It’s all about his travels across the USA with his dog and had some fascinating insight into human nature, cities and geography. … Continued

Lightning Round with Mary Beth Henry, City of Portland

Mary Beth Henry, Manager Office for Community Technology/Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission City of Portland Favorite book of all-time: Micropolis in Transition by Dr. Edward Henry (full disclosure – yes he is my father)– Financed by the Ford Foundation and published in 1971 it is a case study of the challenges facing a small city in … Continued

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