Tag: Cookingham

Rewind: Reflections on L.P. Cookingham’s Legacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On October 5, 2017, ELGL hosted a webinar with Kansas City Assistant City Manager Rick Usher and Al Mauro and John Laney, who both worked with L.P. Cookingham. Mr. Usher interviewed Mr. Mauro and Mr. Laney about their experiences with Cookingham. Read more ELGL reflections on L.P. Cookingham in the “Cookingham Connection” series. [/vc_column_text][vc_video … Continued

Cuckoo for Cookingham

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may have noticed that we get a little cuckoo for LP Cookingham here at ELGL. Currently, during ELGL’s #MoKanELGL trip, we’re jonesing to get our photo in front of KCMO city hall (an #LPSelfie) and learn all we can about his legacy from KCMO ACMs Rick Usher and Kimiko Gilmore. But for those of … Continued

Guidepost #21 – Ryan Adams

Welcome to the 21st week of the Cookingham Connection series.  Today, we hear from Ryan Adams, one of the SW ELGL chapter organizers – in other words – he’s a total local gov rock star).  Last week, we learned about the same guidepost from Pete Olson from Yorktown, Indiana. Guidepost 21:  Always think of the city in which you … Continued

Guidepost #16 – Sarah Hazel

Welcome to week #16 of the Cookingham Connection. Today, we hear from Sarah Hazel,  City of Charlotte, North Carolina. Guidepost #16: Don’t pursue your program at a faster pace than the council, the employees, and public can follow. You will always see plenty of things to do and have plenty of changes to make but be sure … Continued

Guidepost #16 – Ed Zuercher, City of Phoenix, AZ

Ed Zuercher is the City Manager of Phoenix, Arizona.  Mr. Zuercher was appointed City Manager on Feb. 19, 2014. In this role, Zuercher is the Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Phoenix and oversees the largest council-manager form of government in the United States, with 14,500 city employees, including seven employee unions and associations. … Continued

Guidepost #12 – Cheryl Harrison-Lee

Today, we hear from Cheryl Harrison-Lee. Ms. Harrison-Lee started her career in municipal government in 1984 with the City of Gainesville, Florida. Ms. Harrison-Lee holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida and a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. Work hard to gain and keep the full … Continued

Guidepost #9 – Charlotte Colley

Charlotte Colley is the Village Administrator of the Village of New Concord, Ohio. New Concord is a small, vibrant village with approximately 2,500 residents in southeastern Ohio along interstate 70. It is home to Muskingum University and the childhood home of astronaut John Glenn. Get acquainted with your employees as rapidly as possible, and take … Continued

Guidepost #6 – Ben Kittelson

Welcome to week #6 of the Cookingham Connection. Today, we hear from Ben Kittelson, the Project Manager for ELGL. Ben recently completed his MPA at Portland State University and has worked for several municipalities in the Portland area including: Beaverton, West Linn, Gresham and Oregon Metro – the regional government for the area.  ___________________ Guidepost #6: “Lead those … Continued

Before Cookingham: Kansas City Women v. Pendergast

Former mayor Barnes highlights women’s fight against Pendergast machine Hat tip to Rick Usher, Kansas City (MO) assistant city manager, for sharing the story  of women who worked to bring down “Boss” Tom Pendergast’s political machine in the late 1930s and early ’40s, helping to end 20 years of mob rule in the city. Former … Continued

Starting Lineups for the Cookingham Connection

ELGL and Strategic Government Resources have launched the “Cookingham Connection” in effort to highlight the 22 guideposts created by L.P Cookingham. Eric Roche, City of Kansas City, MO, kicked off the series with his perspective on the Ever-Present Legacy of L.P Cookingham in Kansas City. We’ve announced the ELGL starting lineup for the series, and now, … Continued

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