Tag: Governing

Podcast: Performance Auditing to Kansas City Mayor with Mark Funkhouser

Mark Funkhouser Former Kansas City Mayor President of Funkhouser & Associates Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Creating good government and fiscal sustainability. Mark Funkhouser, President of Funkhouser & Associates, joined the podcast to talk about his career as an auditor, running for Kansas City Mayor, and more. He talked about navigating the Great Recession as … Continued

Podcast: The Most Innovative City in the Nation – Fayetteville, NC

Rebecca Jackson Strategic Performance Analytics Director City of Fayetteville, NC Contact In Governing and Living Cities’ 2018 Equipt to Innovate survey the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina was chosen as the top overall performer. Rebecca Jackson, the Strategic Performance Analytics Director, joined the podcast to talk about her work and what it means to be chosen as … Continued

January 2017 is Mentoring Month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fun fact: January is national mentoring month! And so, ELGL deems this January 2017 as Local Government Mentor Month. All month long, we’ll be celebrating the people who have mentored us, and learning from people about how to be an effective mentor.  We’re looking for people to sign up as guest bloggers so we can tell a story … Continued

Survey Results: The New Innovation Economy

In December 2015, ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt participated in a panel discussion on the New Innovation Economy at the Governing Forum in Sacramento, CA. He prepared for the discussion by gathering input from ELGL members in a survey. Today we present the survey results. Provide examples of deliberate policies that cities can pursue to support innovation. Survey … Continued

Survey: Local Government’s Role in the Innovation Economy

ELGL will be represented on two panels at the Governing Leadership Forum in Sacramento, CA on December 8. As we prepare our presentation, we want your input. Please take a few minutes to give us your take on the New Innovation Economy. By completing the survey, you will be entered to win #ELGL15 swag and … Continued

ELGL to Discuss Innovation and Diversity at Governing Leadership Forum

Register: Governing Leadership Forum (It’s Free!) ELGL will be participating on two panels at the Governing Leadership Forum on December 8 in Sacramento. CA. The Leadership Forum will convene issue experts and thought leaders from around the nation and from across the state to discuss aspirational and practical aspects of effective leadership and good governance. The New Innovation … Continued

ELGL in Governing: Cycling’s Lessons for Government Leaders

Stacy Wall Schweikhart is the community information manager for the city of Kettering, Ohio. She is this month’s ELGL contributor to Governing.  Cycling’s Lessons for Government Leaders Whether it’s about pedaling or public administration, the challenges are much the same. I’m a road cyclist, and if the trends are any indicator, the 76 percent growth … Continued

Webinar Today: The Future of the Fire Department

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Don’t forget –  join us today at 3:00 p.m EST/12:00 p.m PST for a free webinar featuring Phil Keisling talking about his latest Governing Magazine article titled, “Why We Need to Take the ‘Fire’ Out of ‘Fire Department’.” Click here to register for this free ELGL webinar. From Phil’s article: Firefighters don’t actually … Continued

ELGL’s August Contributor to Governing

  Sam Taylor, City of Morro Bay, CA, is this month’s ELGL contributor to Governing magazine with, “How Millennials Are About to Change the Face of Public Service.” Sam discusses whether we are entering a phase when we’re going to hear less about “rowing” and “steering” and more about engaging the public.   Previous ELGL Contributors … Continued

Breaking Down Barriers Between the Media and Local Government

In our continuing partnership with Governing, Bridget Doyle, City of Sterling Heights, MI, contributes a column on building a relationship between local government and the media.  How Local Government Can Navigate a Disrupted Media Landscape One of the most important challenges for local governments is to find ways to effectively share and communicate news and … Continued

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