Tag: Kansas MPA

Who Are You? with Shelby Teufel, City of Pleasant Hill, MO

As part of the grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete the our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants aren’t faced with the challenge of using a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.  Shelby Teufel (LinkedIn), Assistant City Administrator/Finance Director in Pleasant Hill, was … Continued

My Story with Barack Matite, City of Eudora, KS

ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate, and educate. One way we do that is by “telling our story.” India Adams, Derek Matheson, Cathy Wilson have shared their story, now Barack Matite, Eudora, KS assistant to the city manager, takes center stage. I started working in local government because….I had nothing better to do (just kidding!!). I have always had … Continued

New Sensation: Kirsten Silveira, City of Olathe (KS) and Kansas MPA Program

Why ELGL? We’re back with the new “New Sensation” feature. We’ve updated the questions based on your feedback. You’ll now learn about the best YouTube videos on the web, read about gift ideas for the holiday season, and learn about the career accomplishments of our new members.  As a reminder, we developed this feature to … Continued

The Lightning Round with Anthony Petchel

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otuCPqrGd0Q&w=420&h=315] Anthony Petchel Bank of Cascades, Professional Banking Officer Board President, Willamette Valley Development Officers What book is on your nightstand? The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John Mann If you were to run for elected office, which position would seek? City Council Your best piece of career advice. People don’t leave companies, they … Continued

The Lightning Round with Pat Mobley

 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3v-z8iEN-Q&w=420&h=315] Pat Mobley Adjunct Assistant Professor at Portland State University What book is on your nightstand? Calagione, Sam. (2011). Brewing up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. ISBN 978-0-470-94231-4 If you were to run for elected office, which position would seek? State House of Representatives Your best piece of … Continued

The Lightning Round with Ashley Graff

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er1bwzZCik0&w=420&h=315] Ashley Graff Food Systems Educator, Douglas County Child Development Association Current Kansas University MPA Student What book is on your nightstand? On my nightstand right now is a novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz called En el Tiempo de la Luz.  I try to read books in Spanish every so often to keep myself fluent. … Continued

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