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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

#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

#InclusionRider

The Buzz with Kirsten Wyatt What I Am Reading: Maisie Dobbs’ Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear What I Am Watching: Homeland What I Am Listening To: New Freezer What I Am Re-Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel   I’m an awards show junkie. I love them and my family has slowly come to accept this, to … Continued

Municipal Equation Podcast: Banning the #MWord

Our friends at the Municipal Equation tackle one of our pet peeves — the constant stereotyping of millennials by many in local government. ELGL proudly banned the #mword in 2016. Here’s the 4-1-1 on episode: Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder and Ian Baltutis, City of Burlington, NC talk generational stereotypes, problems created when we pigeonhole (uh … Continued

GovTech Highlights the “E”LGL Story

The Swapcast comes full circle — ELGL founders Kent and Kirsten Wyatt are interviewed by Anil Chawla on the GovTech Social podcast this month. ELGL interviewed Anil Chawla, GovTech Social podcast host and ArchiveSocial founder, on the GovLove podcast in November 2016. ELGL on the GovTech Social podcast GovTech on the ELGL podcast They didn’t quit … Continued

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2018

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day by recognizing a few of the incredible women who have contributed to ELGL. Local Gov Administering & Mothering by Charlotte Colley I knew I would come back to work. I didn’t want to stay home. Not because I didn’t love my baby but because I really like my local government career. … Continued

ELGL to Discuss Innovation and Diversity at Governing Leadership Forum

Register: Governing Leadership Forum (It’s Free!) ELGL will be participating on two panels at the Governing Leadership Forum on December 8 in Sacramento. CA. The Leadership Forum will convene issue experts and thought leaders from around the nation and from across the state to discuss aspirational and practical aspects of effective leadership and good governance. The New Innovation … Continued

GovLove, the Serial of Local Government

Episode 33: Meet the Fergusons What’s it like to balance a two career household when both people are in local government? Meet Bo and Michelle Ferguson, they’ve been doing just that for most of their careers and have found a way to make it work. Listen as they discuss their career paths, work-life balance and … Continued

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