Tag: Phil Smith-Hanes

Pop Quiz with Phil Smith-Hanes, Ellis County, KS

#ELGLPopUps land in Charlotte, Dallas, Portland, and Kansas City on September 22. Each event has a school theme which you’ll notice in the agendas. Staying with that theme, we introduce you to those who will be attending a Pop Up event. You can register for one of the events here. Name: Phil Smith-Hanes Job Title: County Administrator … Continued

The Perfect Chinese Proverb for Public Service

The Perfect Chinese Proverb for Public Service By: Phil Smith-Hanes – LinkedIn and Twitter Recently, I was at a restaurant and a wall calendar caught my eye. I’m not sure why; perhaps it had a pretty picture on it. What kept my attention, though, was that it quoted a Chinese proverb. That seems too perfect, I … Continued

Were You Born to be a Local Government Manager?

Last time he brought you “Mixing In Perfect Harmony at the ICMA Conference,” now Phil Smith-Hanes returns to write about the “X-ec” factor. Phil proposes that there are four executive qualities that cannot be taught.  

Six Californias: The State of Jefferson

Dr. Steve Harding introduced our mini-series by explaining the history of the Six Californias movement. We now embark on a detailed look at each of the six areas and what makes them so unique that they think they need their own state. 

Mixing In Perfect Harmony at the ICMA Conference

It’s never too early to start planning for the 101st ICMA Conference in Seattle this September. Phil Smith-Hanes, Humboldt County, CA, gives you insight on everything from the best food to best sessions. 

I Think It Was an Inside Job

Phil Smith-Hanes, County Administrative Officer for Ellis County, KS, write about the hiring process when there’s a strong internal candidate for the job.

How the Other Quarter Lives

Phil Smith-Hanes, County Administrative Officer for Humboldt County, CA, is back with another great column on local government. This time he admits his deep love of maps and starts a dialogue on the issues rural municipalities face.

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