Tag: Patrick Rollens

#ELGLTraeger: 81-90

These ten Traeger Award winners represent everything that’s good in local government. Join ELGL in celebrating their accomplishments, and connect with them on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn from their expertise. ELGL and Zencity are proud to honor these ten leaders with a Traeger Award! Check out #91-100 here! Sami Kamal Jarah Chief Operating Officer … Continued

I Have to Ask: What’s the Future of Local Government Websites?

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Patrick Rollens, City of Corvallis, Oregon, writes about the future of local government websites. If you’re like me, you probably know at least one or two people at work who can remember your organization’s first website: … Continued

Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers

The four dads discuss parental leave, dealing with sick kids & how work places can be family friendly. Ben McCready, Town of Normal, IL, Assistant to the City Manager, LinkedIn and Twitter Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX, Budget Consultant, LinkedIn and Twitter Patrick Rollens, City of Corvallis, OR, Public Information Officer, LinkedIn and Twitter Ryan Adams, … Continued

I’ve Never Worked Harder Than When I Worked from Home

Patrick W. Rollens (LinkedIn & Twitter) arrived in the public sector after a career in journalism. As communications coordinator at the Village of Oak Park and advisory board member with ELGL, he draws upon his skills as a journalist to track emerging trends in communications and social media. Yep, just what the headline says. During my … Continued

Replay: Building Internal Support for Social Media

To put you in the holiday spirit we had a great webinar with Kim Ervin, Patrick Rollens and Kirsten Wyatt on how to build internal support and momentum for the use of social media. Now you can rewatch and relive the whole thing!  #ELGLSocial Big thanks to Kim Ervin, Patrick Rollens, and Kirsten Wyatt for … Continued

Teachable Moment: ELGL Journalist Trio Weighs-In on #KirbyDelauter

By Bridget Doyle, Sam Taylor and Patrick Rollens Earlier this week, a Councilman named Kirby Delauter from Frederick County, Md. threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name without permission (note: the threat was posted on Facebook). In its response to the threat, the Frederick News-Post released a witty editorial chastising Delauter and … Continued

Deep Thoughts with Patrick Rollens, Village of Oak Park, IL

Prepare for #ELGL14 by learning about who is attending. Find out if you’ll be surrounded by soft talkers, loud eaters, and finger biters or whether you’ll be surrounded by the best in local government. Patrick Rollens Village of Oak Park, IL — Social Media Coordinator Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter (Complete the sentence) #ELGL14 is….. an affirmation that I … Continued

Anatomy of a Tweetup

I’m a big proponent of taking social media interactions into the real world whenever possible. Being able to shake hands with someone who you only know as a Twitter handle, or raise a glass with your favorite Facebook fans goes a long way toward strengthening the sense of community around town. It’s even better when … Continued

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