Tag: John McCarter

I Have to Ask: Making Budgeting Easier

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, John McCarter, Assistant Finance Director for the City of Pearland, Texas, writes about the tools available to make your budgeting process easier. I started in Pearland almost exactly five years ago as Management Assistant in the … Continued

#13Percent: My Life Has Been Shaped by Powerful Women

 My Life Has Been Shaped By Powerful Women By: John McCarter – LinkedIn and Twitter “I don’t consider myself an anything-ist, but my life has been shaped by powerful women.” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Ron Swanson is the man. Welcome to the ever-growing 13 percent conversation focused on improving the … Continued

North by Southwest: Zoning-Free Houston, John Fullbright, and Lunch with A.C

  Welcome to the first installment of North by Southwest, ELGL’s newest column! Join ELGL contributor John McCarter for his new bi-weekly column exploring all things Southwest. In each installment we will take a look at what’s going on around the Southwest, complete with coverage of topical issues, jobs, music, books, and maybe more. Think … Continued

Discovering Detroit with Cole Grisham and John McCarter

Welcome to the first installment of Discovering Detroit, ELGL’s all new column aimed at uncovering the truth behind some of the Motor City’s tallest tales. ELGL contributors Cole Grisham and John McCarter will be your tour guides as we get insights from people living and working in the Metro-Detroit area. Our goal is to give … Continued

05.01.14 Pure Midwest with John McCarter

Midwest ELGL presents… the Local Government “Evening Buzz” Hello everyone! After taking a few weeks off to wrap up my final Semester at Oakland University I’m back for my final installment of Pure Midwest. As much as it saddens me to be leaving the place I’ve called home for my entire life I’m so excited … 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

04.03.14 Pure Midwest with John McCarter

Tigers’ famous ‘singing hot dog man’ benched for Opening Day     Welcome to this week’s Pure Midwest. Spring has sprung, baseball is in full swing and the end of the semester is in sight! This week we take a look at age restrictions on police officers, taxes in Michigan, and super-powered transit agencies. Put on … Continued

03.07.14 Pure Midwest with John McCarter

A Quickly Expanding Midwest ELGL     Apply for Midwest ELGL Advisory Board by Monday After a week off celebrating Spring Break ’14 grad school style (in the library) we’re back with another installment of Pure Midwest. This week we talk zoning violations, City Council rules and get real about what internships mean to young professionals. … Continued

02.21.14 Pure Midwest with John McCarter

Rob Ford celebrates Canada’s hockey win over USA by trying to jump 1. Carpe Diem Drastic action is being considered to combat the continued migration of the invasive Asian Carp toward the Great Lakes. The carp represents several threats to the Great Lakes. They are capable of eating 20% of their body weight in plankton … Continued

2.15.14 Pure Michigan with John McCarter

This week we take a look at performance measurement in local government, more marajuana controversy and and water main breaks all over the region. Of course, with Spring Training up us we take a look at the teams AL Central (Go Tigers). It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, people. Are you eating a heart shaped box … Continued

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