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Podcast: Creating a State of the City Event with Kent Wyatt, Tigard, OR

Kent Wyatt Communications Director City of Tigard, Oregon LinkedIn | Twitter Late night in Tigard. Kent Wyatt, Communications Director for the City of Tigard, Oregon, joined the podcast to talk about the City’s creative approach to the annual State of the City address. He discussed how to make the State of the City more authentic … Continued

Podcast: The 2020 GovieLovies

It’s been a year. The GovLove co-hosts teamed up to hand out awards and recap the fifth full year of a podcast about local government. Kirsten, Kent, Alyssa, Javon, and Ben all selected four of their favorite episodes to honor with the most prestigious award in local government podcasting, a GovieLovie. They also debated the … Continued

I Have to Ask: Three Misconceptions About ELGL

ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt poses a question and a guest columnist answers it. This week, a familiar face ELGL Executive Director Kirsten Wyatt (LinkedIn and Twitter) shares the three most common misconceptions about ELGL. Background ELGL was founded in 2012 and has grown from a Portland-metro area lunch group into an international organization with thousands … Continued

Podcast: The GovieLovies – Best Episodes of 2018

The hosts of GovLove pick the best episodes of the year. The best episodes of the year. All five regular GovLove hosts teamed up to hand out awards and recap the year of GovLove. Kirsten, Alyssa, Javon, Kent and Ben all selected four of their favorite episodes to honor with the most prestigious award in … Continued

Podcast: A New Way of Doing Things in Jersey City with Brian Platt

Brian Platt Business Administrator (Chief Operating Officer) Jersey City, NJ LinkedIn | Twitter Problem solving in government. Brian Platt the Business Administrator of Jersey City, New Jersey joined the podcast to talk about managing the day to day operations of the city, innovation in local government and being named a babe of Jersey City. Brian previously … Continued

Podcast: City on the Line – Outcome Budgeting with Andrew Kleine

Andrew Kleine Author, City on the Line Former Budget Director, Baltimore, MD Website | LinkedIn | Twitter Budgeting for Outcomes. In his new book Andrew Kleine, the former Budget Director for the City of Baltimore, MD, challenges how local governments budget. He writes about how he changed budgeting in Baltimore to focus on outcomes rather than … Continued

#NCLGBA18: Innovation Cage Match (Updated: 7/12 at 5:00 p.m)

I am headed to the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) Conference in Atlantic Beach, NC. So, DJ cue my theme music…. I’ll be live-bloggin’ leading up to the conference and throughout the conference. I’d welcome any recommendations for the Atlantic Beach, NC area, including where I can find the best hush puppies.   … Continued

Like My Facebook Page, Please

Right Now with Kent Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder What I Am Hearing: Michael Jordan whine from having a few teeth extracted. What I Am Reading: Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South What I Am Listening To: Motion Sickness by Phoebe Bridgers What I Am Thinking: Funfetti … Continued

Civic Tech Chat Features ELGL

First, ELGL interviewed Ryan Koch, Civic Tech Chat on the GovLove podcast, and now, Civic Tech Chat features ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. From Civic Tech Chat: This week we talk to Kent Wyatt founder of Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) about the ‘why’ that drives him forward, the ELGL organization, and the GovLove podcast. This podcast swap seeks to help … Continued

ELGL Born and Bred

ELGL continues to build a partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). Executive Director Mike Cully is committed to strengthening local government in Oregon and partnering with ELGL. He remarked about ELGL, Another example of collaboration is really a grassroots alignment with an organization founded on the principal of recognizing, promoting and helping the … Continued

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