Tag: Morning buzz

Politics, Why would any decent person want to run?

Submitted by: Christian M. Williams   With the elections only two weeks away, I caught myself asking, “How could anyone have the courage to run for office?” I used to, somewhat jokingly say, “I want to be the Mayor one day.” Today more than ever, this childhood fantasy quest has made me increasingly ask, “Would … Continued

Being the Youngest Person at a Meeting

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Star Trek: TNG What I’m cooking – Vegan Eggplant Parmesan I recently came across an article on Lifehacker titled How to Deal With Being an Older Employee at a Modern Company that was clearly targeted to older employees struggling to … 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

No. Nope. Uh uh.

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Queer Eye Season 2! What I’m eating – The Best Chicken Breast of All Time Recently I needed some information from another department which could run a report to complete my request. I reached out to the department manager and after … Continued

Sharpening Your Saw

What I’m listening to – @SparkleStories with my kids at bedtime What I’m watching – #sportsmanship What I’m doing – planning some summer camping trips Managing in a smaller, more remote area I have found that high-quality training is a luxury. It is a personal value – one I am sure I share with ELGL … Continued

Post Conference Ecstasy

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Queer Eye What I’m Doing – Reflecting on a great conference I am running high from #ELGL18! I took some great notes and attended relevant sessions to my position as a Public Works Analyst. Selling an ELGL out-of-state conference was a … Continued

I’m Old School Part 1: Back To Basics

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: For the past 2 days I’ve been heavily involved in reading the Jefferson County Background. I’ve been shadowing the County Manager, Don Davis What I’m watching: I haven’t watched a show in a couple weeks due to my ‘finals week’ for 2 MBA classes; good times. I did, … Continued

Rolling In, With or Without Your Permits

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America What I’m Watching – All nine seasons of The Office. This show is too real sometimes. What I’m Doing – Attempting to eat less meat. This ish is hard. Short-term rentals, ride-sharing, bike-shares, dockless bikes and now scooters. Dockless … Continued

Show Me Your Credentials: Pursuing Parks & Rec Accreditation

  Right Now with Kylie Bayer-Fertterer (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The latest issue of Real Simple Magazine. Time to channel Brandi and declutter my house again. I’m sure I’ll have an opportunity to throw all of my belongings away once my puppy stops tearing my house apart (I don’t even care I love him so … Continued

Exercising Pollution Out of Town

Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age. I’ve chosen this book because it was available and it dives into the importance of creating meaningful relationships through networking. What I’m watching: Thor: Ragnarok. I’ve been pulled into Marvel due to their … Continued

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