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An Interesting Article on Mentoring from the Wall Street Journal

Reverse Mentoring Cracks Workplace Top Managers Get Advice on Social Media, Workplace Issues From Young Workers By LESLIE KWOH Excerpt: “Workplace mentors used to be older and higher up the ranks than their mentees. Not anymore. In an effort to school senior executives in technology, social media and the latest workplace trends, many businesses are pairing … Continued

City Manager Shuffle: When and Why do City Manager’s Job Hop?

Written by Wade McKinney       October 20, 2011 “You have to really care, but not too much.” Clay Phillips laughs. After 25 years working in Escondido, the last 8 as city manager, this is his most succinct advice on how to build a successful career. While he cares immensely for the city he … Continued

Mark Bosworth Search Effort

Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts continued throughout the Riddle and surrounding area for Mark Bosworth. Mr. Bosworth is a volunteer with the Cycle Oregon Event and was last seen in the Riddle area on Sept. 16, 2011 at approximately 2330 hrs. Mr. Bosworth may be suffering from a medical condition and might be confused about … Continued

New Salary Data regarding Portland City Employees

Willamette Week published the new salary data for City of Portland employees. They have pulled out the top paid employees out of the approximate 9,000. See the WW article below for what positions these top paid employees hold. Who Are The Highest-Paid City of Portland Employees? New Salary Data For 9,000+ City Workers

John Kroger Update

John Kroger says he’ll run again for Oregon Attorney General Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 10:49 AM     Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 10:54 AM By The Associated Press  SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is running for re-election. Kroger, a Democrat, said Wednesday he would seek another four years as Oregons top lawyer and … Continued

Metro News

Tom Hughes nominates Martha Bennett as Metro’s Chief Operating Officer, council votes September 8

Employee Compensation in Local Government

The Compensation Monster Devouring Cities by Steven Malanga The real battle over public workers’ pay is happening in city halls, not state capitols. Article from City Journal, Summer 2011

Oakridge Budget Gap

Here are some interesting articles concerning the current situation in Oakridge and the budget gap of $420,000. They come from two different perspectives – the first being that of community and outsider responses to the situation and the second being from an interview with City Manager Gordon Zimmerman. OUTRAGE IN OAKRIDGE: Nobody seems capable of … Continued

Patterson Selected as Corvallis City Manager

Jim Patterson has been selected as the new city manager for Corvallis. Patterson will be the featured speaker at the September ELGL luncheon. The Gazette Times article on the decision can be found here.

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