Tag: Jefferson Smith

Mini-Lightning Round with Jefferson Smith

  First concert: Joan Baez Book that he is currently reading: Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger Role model: His dad Biggest issues facing local government: money and budgets Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, … Continued

The Agenda with Jefferson Smith, Portland Mayoral Candidate

Tomorrow is the second and last installment of ELGL forums with Portland mayoral candidates. We are grateful to Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith for participating. Limited space remains for tomorrow’s forum. To RSVP, send an email to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com. Here’s a preview of what to expect at the ELGL conversation with … Continued

Questions for Jefferson Smith, Portland Mayoral Candidate

Can’t sleep at night because of unanswered questions you have about the Portland mayoral race? Well here is your chance to get those questions off your chest. Email Megan Messmer, ELGL project coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com, your questions or topics that you would like to hear Jefferson Smith address at the upcoming ELGL forum. (Related link: RSVP: A … Continued

You Might Be Screwed……

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJeQpPU-bM&w=560&h=315] In preparing for Friday’s ELGL conversation with Jefferson Smith, it might be worth taking a look at Jefferson’s “You might be screwed” speech, which went viral over the summer, given at the University of Oregon graduation last June. News coverage of the speech: Grads’ last lesson – The Register-Guard Jefferson Smith Commencement Speech: You Might … Continued

Updated (09/25 2:00 p.m): Can I Get a Ride?

In an effort to encourage to carpooling to ELGL events, we will post a list of attendees to each event. The blog post will be updated daily. If you have RSVP’d for an event and do not see your name below, please contact Megan at oregonelgl@gmail.com.   A Conversation with Jefferson Smith Friday, September 28 at … Continued

Updated (09/18): Can I Get a Ride?

In an effort to encourage to carpooling to ELGL events, we will post a list of attendees to each event. The blog post will be updated daily. If you have RSVP’d for an event and do not see your name below, please contact Megan at oregonelgl@gmail.com. Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman … Continued

RSVP: A Conversation with Jefferson Smith

Our third meeting for the busy month of September will be with Jefferson Smith – City of Portland Mayoral Candidate. This event will take place on September 28th at noon. Our meeting will be brown bag so please feel free to bring your lunch. The location will be the State of Oregon Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Conference Room … Continued

09.05.12 Your Morning Buzz

September 5, 2012 is National Cheese Pizza Day [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ggJBCl4UfA&w=420&h=315] Backspin Updated: Live chat with Hillsboro City Manager Michael Brown UNC MPA Program Job Postings Job Posting: Financial Analyst – Wake County, NC Job Posting: Budget Assistant to the Governor Job Posting: Westside Economic Alliance 09.04.12 Your Morning Buzz Participate ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September … Continued

What’s Happening in September?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpBhrjfetkk&w=420&h=315] Friday, September 7: ELGL Presenting at 3CMA Conference Thursday, September 13: Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate Wednesday, September 19 – Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Friday, September 28 – Forum with Jefferson Smith, Portland Mayoral Candidate A complete list of forums is available at What’s up next? You can RSVP to  the ELGL forums by sending an email to Megan Messmer, ELGL … Continued

Vote: Sales Tax in Oregon?

Charlie Hales endorses statewide sales tax for education [polldaddy poll=6462685]   Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

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