Tag: Local Government

Make It A Good Day

Meredith Reynolds, Park Planning & Partnerships Manager, City of Long Beach, California What I’m Listening To: Heart Like A Levee Album by Hiss Golden Messenger (from Durham, North Carolina…now isn’t that serendipitous!) What I’m Reading: Examples of park strategic plans What I’m Watching: Brooklyn 99, Season 7 On my way to school each morning when … Continued

New Year, New Life

The start of 2019 for me is filled with changes both personally and professionally.  Personally, I’m still figuring out what life looks like without my dad in it.  Professionally, Little Rock elected our first popularly elected African American Mayor who was sworn in on January 1st.  I’m going to focus this post on the professional … Continued

Final: 2018 Chris Traeger Award Nominees

The Chris Traeger List recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government. Link: 2016 Traeger Award and 2017 Traeger Award. Throughout the week, ELGL members were tracking the list of 2018 nominees on the ELGL member dashboard. We’ll update the list for non-members every Friday. Members and non-members can submit nominations until September 24. Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller, City … Continued

Feelin’ the Love for Local Government

This guest blog is by Jennifer Teal. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and online! As I’m writing this blog post, my 8-year-old son is sitting at a bank of laptops with a handful of older boys building an epic fortress in Minecraft. My 9-year-old daughter is playing Mario Kart for the first time on … Continued

Public Meetings are Boring

Welcome to the blog series, “The Local Government Nerve Center” about the important work of clerks and recorders. Want to be a contributor? Learn more here. By Megan Asikainen, CivicClerk You are likely thrilled to see residents filing into your meeting room to observe and take part in public discussions on topics that will impact … Continued

I’m Old School Part 2: Implementing Change

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The numerous processes to navigate my retirement from the military. What I’m watching: FIFA World Cup when I’m not finishing classwork. What I’m listening to: Joe Bonamassa – Bridge to Better Days  Implementing change in an organization, we all have went through it. Now, I know what you … Continued

Call for Nominations: 2018 Tom Haverford Award

After being featured on the Civic Tech Chat podcast, ELGL Connects: The Local Government Resource Directory grew to more than 270 listings and 100+ reviews. ELGL members are using the directory to make better informed decisions in selecting a vendor. Each previous winner of the Tom Haverford Award is listed in ELGL Connects. With that, we … Continued

Call for Writers: Above the Fold

In this new column, ELGL members share their take on a pressing local government issue. Contributors will be expected to submit their article (500 to 1,000 words) in July or August. We will work with you on a date that fits your schedule. Bonus: Guest writers receive an exclusive pair of ELGL socks. Topics include: Apps: If … Continued

Golden Rule of Local Government Communications

For anyone who is the local government communications, your golden rule should be: DON’T SHOW UP YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS! “Among the responsibilities of a professional local government manager is the role of maintaining a positive relationship with the governing body and working with them to enhance their work. I would argue that this is the most … Continued

Where Hip-Hop & Local Government Meet

Right Now w/India Adams What I’m Listening to: KOD- J.Cole What I’m Watching: Real Housewives of Potomac It is an interesting time in America. In the last month, Kanye West discussed becoming a community developer. His wife, Kim Kardashian met with the President to discuss criminal justice reform. And, J. Cole tackled community policing and … Continued

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