Tag: Portland State University

Taking the ‘Fire’ Out of ‘Fire Department’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here’s your chance to learn from Phil Keisling and Kent Robinson about their recent Governing Magazine article titled “Why We Need to Take the ‘Fire’ Out of ‘Fire Department’.” Click here to register for this free ELGL webinar with Phil and Kent on August 18 at noon (PDT).  You’ll learn about the research behind their … Continued

Just One Thing: Lessons in Leadership From ICMA President Bonnie Svrcek

Join ELGL on July 18, 2013 at Noon for a presentation from ICMA President Bonnie Svrcek. The forum will be in the 8th floor conference room at the Columbia Square office building at 111 SW Columbia St, Portland OR, so bring your lunch and come learn with us. ICMA President Svrcek is encouraging local government leaders to … Continued

School’s Out for Summer: Reflecting on Year One of MPA

Kittelson’s Corner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBEcLxnXVAc] Warm summer breezes drift through the air, blue skies perfectly complement the green of the Willamette Valley, and bright yellow school buses no longer delay traffic every morning and afternoon.  Its official, school is out for the summer to be replaced by long days and countless baseball games.  This summer break is … Continued

Portland’s Artisan Economy: Brews to Bikes

ELGL is hosting a lunchtime forum on August 20, 2013 to learn about how the Portland region’s economy is changing.  Come eat lunch with us at the Metro Council Chambers as we listen to Dr. Charles Heying, Portland State University Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. Join Dr. Heying at this lunchtime session (sorry, no … Continued

03.01.13 Your Morning Buzz

Happy sequestration day Welcome Newest Member:  Star Jackson, Restoring Dignity, Executive Director Matt Gilman, Oregon Health Authority, Quality Improvement Specialist Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250) Upcoming Forums: March 1: ELGL Conference Planning Committee Meeting March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro … Continued

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the ELGL members who graduated today from the PSU College of Urban & Public Affairs with a Masters of Public Administration. Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

Agenda for ELGL Conversation with Dr. Thomas Potiowsky

The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be highly relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting or economics. Agenda for ELGL Conversation with Dr. Thomas Potiowsky Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I … Continued

Take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table!

You are invited to take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table – an experiment to connect all Oregonians to real decisions in Salem. As you know, our state has been slow to recover from economic crisis, rural counties are dramatically cutting services, and trust in government is at an all-time low. But there are new … Continued

A Message from the Center for Public Service

Dear Public Service Colleagues: I’m writing to remind everyone about the importance of letting us know by April 30 whether you might be interested in participating as a potential Sponsor for two programs here at PSU’s Center for Public Service: the long-running Oregon Fellows program, and our just-launched Mark O. Hatfield Resident Fellows program, in honor of the late Senator’s remarkable … Continued

Programs with the Hatfield School of Government at PSU

Executive MPA at PSU You have already shown your leadership in the public interest through your position as an administrator in local government. Are you ready to take the next step in your career either by enhancing your service where you now work or by being ready to move to another challenge? The Executive Master … Continued

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