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The ELGL Vision: Connect. Communicate. Educate

We have Dan Englund and Greg McKenzie to thank for creating “The ELGL Vision.” The three-year vision is centered around three points of emphasis. Connect. Communicate. Educate. The ELGL Vision ELGL is an organization ready for the future with a new, innovative strategic plan. At the outset of the planning phase we asked ourselves three … Continued

The ELGL Strategic Plan: From Strategery to Tenawesome

After several long months drinking copious amounts of coffee and sitting in our birds nest, we’ve created the all new ELGL Strategic Plan. I can give you two words for how it turned out; tenacious and awesome. In fact it’s really one word; tenawesome. The formal unveiling will be live on July 1st and include … Continued

Be Kind Rewind: Are You Sitting at the Little Kids’ Table?

This tweet is why we flashback to ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt’s seven tips for determining whether your organization has put you at the lil’ kid’s table. The article was originally posted in 2014. Just rolled my eyes so hard I have a headache: @ASAEcenter recommends creating a little kids table for #mword and younger association members. … Continued

Knope of the Week: Dan Englund, Engineering Business Administrator and ELGL Columnist

Energetic. Enthusiastic. 49ers Fan     Background Check Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Dan Englund has a diverse background in both the public and private sectors.  Dan works full-time as the head Business Administrator at Listen Acoustics Inc., an Acoustical and Audio/Visual Engineering company. His administrator role includes Technical Engineering duties and Project Management with projects … Continued

Strategic Direction: ELGL Strategic Planning Phase 3

ELGL staffer Dan Englund returns to bring you transparent information and witty commentary regarding the ELGL Strategic Planning process. This week, we’re talking Strategic Direction. Our environment is ever-changing and the future is unwritten, but we will be ready for it with an innovative strategic plan. Good things don’t come to those who wait; good … Continued

Local Government’s New Normal with Scott Lazenby, City Manager of Lake Oswego, Oregon

Balancing community aesthetics/environment and individual private property rights; shifting project work during the recession; planning for boom/bust industries; MPA “Lite” University; economic development is maybe not so tangible; and why student loans should be illegal — this is Local Government’s New Normal in Lake Oswego per Scott Lazenby, Renaissance Man and LO City Manager. The … Continued

Local Government’s New Normal with Erik Kvarsten, City Manager of Gresham, Oregon

The Mission: Local Government’s New Normal is an original ELGL blog feature by contributor Dan Englund that provides an educational, supportive lens into the “new normal” of local government by examining local issues, solutions, and stories from compelling government professionals and their cities or counties.  For the inaugural episode, we talked to Erik Kvarsten, City … Continued

PREVIEW: Local Government’s New Normal

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW FOR OUR UPCOMING FEATURE: “Local Government’s New Normal” During the social and political turmoil of the 1960’s, Bob Dylan wrote the infamous song “The Times They Are a-Changin’” reminding senators and congressmen to heed their dutiful calls as the present soon becomes the past. The official album for the song came out in … Continued

ELGL Strategic Planning “Strategery” – Phase 1: Visioning

This week, The Five-O-Nine Experience with Dan Englund returns to talk “Strategery” by discussing ELGL’s strategic planning process.   We recognize that it’s difficult to accomplish anything without a good plan.  As we speak, a select group of ELGL leaders are thoroughly engaged in the strategic planning process with the help of former “Knope of … Continued

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