Tag: Kirsten Wyatt

Meet the 2019 Buzzers

The Morning Buzz is ELGL’s daily dose of original local government content. It’s published Monday through Friday every week, and is your chance to learn something new about trending and interesting local government topics that our Buzz team writes about. We’re starting 2019 with a 31 person rotation, including 11 new Buzzers this year. Here’s … 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


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 They didn’t quit their day jobs in government … 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

ICMA Spotlight Lands on ELGL Co-Founder

Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL co-founder and West Linn (OR) assistant city manager, is featured by ICMA this month. Our favorite part of the article is Kirsten’s high fives to those who have helped along the way. ICMA Member Spotlight: Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder & West Linn, OR Assistant City Manager Kirsten pays it forward just as … Continued

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