Tag: Matt Yager

I Have to Ask You: My Other Local Government Job

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX, discusses other jobs than his current one. By Matt Yager, LinkedIn and Twitter The best part of watching James Lipton interview actors and other entertainers on Inside the Actor’s Studio for me is … Continued

#CityHallSelfie Tips from the ELGL Media Team

ELGL Media Team Matt Crozier, Bang the Table Ellis Johnson II and Erin Schwie Langston Joey Garcia, City of Torrance, California Matt Yager, City of Plano, Texas Kendra Davis, City of Manhattan Beach, California Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, … Continued

Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”iTunes” tab_id=”1469655162102-4f38d228-a736″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stitcher” tab_id=”1469655433105-29f20855-3aa4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Google Play” tab_id=”1469655435153-702cb24f-a9d6″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][vc_separator style=”shadow” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text] What’s it like being a dad and working in local government? ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt interviews four dads about balancing their local government work and their personal life. Ben McCready, Town of Normal, IL, Assistant to the City Manager, LinkedIn and Twitter Matt Yager, City of … Continued


Congratulations, you’ve almost made it through January 2016. Just one more week to go.  Today’s Buzz looks at some folks who’ve just about had as much winter as they can take, and also examines exclusionary zoning, potential legislation to introduce townships to Georgia, and how tablets are changing code enforcement. Right Now w/ Matt Yager What … Continued

Podcast: Lets Get Ethical, Local Government Staff Debate ICMA’s Two Year Guideline

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”iTunes” tab_id=”1469655162102-4f38d228-a736″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stitcher” tab_id=”1469655433105-29f20855-3aa4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Google Play” tab_id=”1469655435153-702cb24f-a9d6″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][vc_column_text] Tim Wolff Lake Isabella, MI LinkedIn Matt Yager Plano, TX LinkedIn | Twitter Mike Ekey Raymore, MO LinkedIn | Twitter Ben DeClue Lebanon, MO LinkedIn | Twitter This week the GovLove team sits down with Tim Wolff (Lake Isabella, MI), Matt Yager (Plano,TX), Mike Ekey (Raymore, … Continued


With the conclusion of #ELGL15 and tons of motivated ELGLers returning to their workplaces inspired and ready to tackle a number of challenges, today’s Buzz is here to deliver fresh (or perhaps stale) inspiration and bring you up to speed on why Ants are great planners, what’s going on with free parking at ICT, and … Continued


Oh, hey there.  Traffic worse than you expected this morning?  It’s back to school time in North Texas, so I’m going to blame those additional stops folks are making on the way to work.  In today’s Buzz, we’ll take a look at how road diets work, why bars in Aurora, IL may no longer open … Continued


Good morning and welcome to your Monday morning buzz! Today’s buzz looks at marginal mentors, a potential hiring freeze brought on by a deep freeze, and a city manager who’s facing controversy over his side gig. Read on! Right Now With Matt Yager What I’m Listening to – The pre-game pep talk from Miracle.  Alternate cute … Continued

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