Tag: Patrick Rollens

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

[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

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

Social Media Training

Patrick Rollens is an ELGL gem – when he’s not writing awesome columns for us on local government social media tips and tricks, he’s volunteering his time to guest speak at Portland State University.  

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