Tag: Erik Kvarsten

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

Back-to-Back: ELGL Member Wins LOC Award for 2nd Year in a Row

  First Mary Beth Henry, now Erik Kvarsten is honored with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Herman Kehril Award. The award is given to a city employee whose exceptional contributions to city government in Oregon have provided lasting benefits to the community. Erik Kvarsten, Greshman city manager, was an early supporter of ELGL and a lifetime supporter … 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

The Transition with Justin Cutler, Sunset Empire Park and Rec District

The 2nd installment of “The Transition” focuses on Justin Cutler and his move from La Pine Park and Recreation District to Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District. (Related link: The Transition with Ben McCready, Assistant to the City Manager) It must be noted that ELGL owes a great deal to Justin for his efforts along with Robyn … Continued

Lightning Round with Debbie Matheney, Eugene School District

Debbie Matheney Current Position: Accounting & Business Systems Specialist – Eugene School District  Previous: Finance Manager/Budget Analyst – Lincoln County Health & Human Services   Favorite book of all-time: Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon Book that is on your nightstand right now: Piercing the Darkness by Frank E Peretti (Fill in the blank) When … Continued

Lightning Round with Jessica Struyk, City of Gresham

Jessica Struyk Professional Specialist, City of Gresham   Favorite book of all-time: It is hard for me to pick just one. I love non-fiction– especially inspiring true stories. Some of my favorites are:  Strength in What Remains and Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Half the Sky by … Continued

The Lightning Round with Eric Chambers, City of Gresham

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQRfBAzSzo&w=560&h=315] The Lightning Round with Eric Chambers, Senior Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of Gresham, Oregon What book is on your nightstand? “Trask” by Don Berry.  It’s a decent fiction novel about the Oregon Coast set in the mid 1800’s.  I generally have a couple good books going at once, and just finished “Sometimes … Continued

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