Tag: Jordan Hillman

Silver Bullets and Shiny Objects

The Buzz with Jordan Rae Hillman, Deputy Director of City Planning for the city of Jackson, Mississippi You don’t have to look very hard to find an article about a large failed local government project.  Projects like sports venues, convention centers, smart water meters, smart parking meters, zoning code rewrites, enterprise resource planning software, mega road … Continued

I Have to Ask You: First 60 Days in Jackson, MS

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. Jordan Hillman, City of Jackson, MS, Deputy Director of Planning, outlines her strategy when transitioning to a new job. After four years as Community Development Director with the small but growing community of Brandon, Mississippi, I have transitioned … Continued

Popularity Contests

The Buzz with Kirsten Wyatt What I’m listening to: Flava In Ya Ear by [RIP] Craig Mack What I’m reading: In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch What I’m watching: UnREAL on Lifetime A friend of ELGL leaned toward me and said, “…but it’s just a popularity contest, right?” We were talking about #ELGLKnope and last … Continued

Morning Buzz – It’s Your Turn to Speak

The Buzz with Jordan Rae Hillman What I’m listening to: Imagine Dragons What I’m reading: The Problem of Slavery in Christian America by Joel McDurmon What I’m watching: Victoria Just a few years ago I was attending professional conferences wishing I had something interesting enough to talk about to be a speaker. I found myself wishing the topics … Continued

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