Tag: Lighter Side

ICMA New E-Ethics Guide

ICMA is looking for volunteers to help  test the beta version of their new e-ethics guide for the workplace. It’s an online tool they are calling “The ICMA Ethics Challenge: Making Good Choices Every Time.” Help Us Test a New E-Ethics Guide

2011 LOC Awards Program

The four winners of this year’s Exceptional Service Awards: James C. Richards Memorial Award – George Endicott, Mayor, Redmond Herman Kehrli Award – Michael McKillip, City Engineer, Tualatin Mark O. Hatfield Statesmanship Award – Congressman Greg Walden Civic Education Award – Todd Jones, West Linn High School Teacher Click here to view descriptions of these programs and … Continued

New This Week!

ELGL is proud to announce that we have made contact with Ron Swanson from the City of Pawnee through Twitter. To read the conversation and find out if he will be attending our upcoming luncheon follow @OregonELGL on Twitter.

Counties Work from iCivics

A fun little game for local government enthusiasts. Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely. http://www.icivics.org/games/counties-work

ICMA Life, Well Run Campaign

The Life, Well Run campaign is an integrated, national effort to define the role of professional local government managers. raise awareness about how professional managers improve the quality of life in our communities. attract talented young people to careers in professional local government management. The Message While most people are living their lives, professional local … Continued

Fairview Website

The City of Fairview has launched their new website. View it here.

A Few Videos for the Weekend

Council Member MELTDOWN Highlights – Vancouver City, WA (9.13.10) Ohio’s Young Republicans formally endorse Phil Davison for Stark County Treasurer, 2010

Local Focus

The newest issue of Local Focus from the League of Oregon Cities contains several interesting articles. Improving Council-Manager Relations: We can all get along By Roger Jordan, Bill Monahan and Bob Wells    Cyber Liability & Your City – What You Need to Know City/County Insurance Services   Interview Question Do’s And Don’ts By Ron … Continued

Excerpt from Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Senator Hatfield

Senator Hatfield’s treatise on local control and decentralization written in 1976. Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Chapter 2 A Liberating Revolution Thank you to Eric Chambers from Gresham for sharing this with the group. Eric was Senator Hatfield’s graduate assistant at the Hatfield School at PSU during graduate school.

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