Tag: Leslie Knope

Humanism in Local Government

Kyle Knott, LinkedIn & Twitter, has worked at Village of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Elk Grove Township, Illinois, and DeKalb County Business Incubator.  My first post was about the concept of professionalism. I wanted to convey that, at its core, professionalism calls for an abandonment of individuality to conform to a culture. This culture stresses the necessity of responsibility, accountability, and … Continued

Knope of the Week: Parks and Rec

Cry Buckets at These #ThankYouParksCrew Tweets The greatest television show ever made about local government is coming to an end. LITERALLY! Parks and Rec, one of the spiritual founders of ELGL, is ending a seven-year run this January. Fortunately (or unfortunately) Parks and Rec introduced much of America to local government for the first time ever. (We … Continued

10.28.13 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Parks and Rec Hiatus Remix)

 How Worried Should We Be About ‘Parks and Recreation’? This post will be updated throughout the week. The new job listings can be found in RED.   Listings from ELGL Partners Strategic Government Resources – Job Board Colin Baenziger & Associates – Active Recruitment Waldron Recruiting – Current Engagements Karras Consulting – Current Recruitments Alliance Resource Consulting (ELGL Conference Sponsor) – Current … Continued

Knope of the Week: Kasia Benoit and Matt Donahue, D.A Davidson & Co.

American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition … Continued

Knope of the Week: Thomas Frank, West Linn City Councilor

American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition … Continued

Knope of the Week: Heather Gantz, Waldron Senior Consultant

After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized with a … Continued

Knope of the Week: Amber Mathiesen, Falls City Administrator

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADtLhgbH7U&w=560&h=315] After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized … Continued

Knopes of the Week: City of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Hops

Before we move forward, take a look back at the 52 recipients from 2012. Each recipient will tell you that life has changed dramatically with the recognition, similar to a lottery winner minus the money and notoriety. ELGL proudly notes that before awarding a Knope of the Week we test the potential recipient for performance … Continued

Knope of the Week: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPr936y2veQ&w=420&h=315] After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized … Continued

Knope of the Week: Baby Boomers

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYrv-FY-47M&w=560&h=315] After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized … Continued

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