Tag: Kirsten Wyatt

#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

We’re All In This Together

Today’s #13Percent post is from Kirsten Wyatt.  Kirsten is the Assistant City Manager in West Linn, Oregon and the co-founder of ELGL. Twitter & LinkedIn. _______________ ELGL got engaged on the women in local government leadership topic with the understanding that the lack of change in the past 30 years can’t be solved unless we’re … Continued

GovLove Features Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder

In the first episode of “GovLove” you heard the ELGL story from Kent Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder. It was such a compelling story that the podcast took the top spot for local government podcasts. Now the drama begins…. can Kirsten top the record-breaking numbers from Kent’s appearance. Put on your short-shorts, adjust your Reebok Pumps, and blast … Continued

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