Tag: Portland

OCCMA Student Scholarship for #ELGLPopUp in Portland, OR

The Oregon City/County Managers Association (OCCMA) has graciously sponsored five student attendance spots at the #ELGLPopUp conference in Portland, Oregon on October 12. The scholarship covers the full conference cost. This scholarship opportunity is available to current students only in any degree field. To be eligible for the scholarship, the below form must be completed … Continued

#ELGL15 Sponsor: City of Portland, OR

Raise a glass to #ELGL15 sponsor: City of Portland, OR! Job Openings at the City of Portland Here’s An Idea…..Workforce Demographics Dashboard Whatever you like to call it, “City of Roses,” “Rose City,” “Stumptown,” “Beervana,” or “PDX,” the City of Portland is a progressive city that serves nearly 620,000 people. PDX operates with a commission-based … Continued

Social Media Superstar: Portland Police Bureau

The second ELGL “Social Media Superstar” award goes to the Portland Police Bureau. Carrie Ann Taylor collects some of PPB’s best social media posts in the below Storify, and she writes: “The Portland Police feeds typically aren’t stale, but engaging and sometimes doggone funny. Who knew police could be humorous while also being informative? ” … Continued

Deep Thoughts with Ethan Cirmo, City of Portland, OR

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. Ethan Cirmo Portland, OR – Management Analyst Connect: LinkedIn (Complete the sentence) #ELGL14 is….. …like that kid in high school who was weird, … Continued

Nature Symposium Wants To Get Kids To Play Outside

Ben is back to report on a Nature Symposium set for next month in Portland, OR. A Portland mom has been working with the City of Portland and Metro, the regional government, to raise awareness about the need for kids to play more. The symposium caps a five day schedule of events all about encouraging kids to … Continued

Portland Mayor Hales & Indianapolis Mayor Ballard

#GreenMayors   Two Mayors, two cities, one cause – ELGL got the chance to host two big city mayors and hear about their approaches to sustainability. Thanks to Len Reed from the Oregonian for moderating the chat, his questions kept the conversation moving and allowed us to learn a ton.

4 Takeaways from Mayor Hales & Mayor Ballard

In her previous column, Beth Otto educated us on SustainIndy’s efforts to make Indianapolis the most sustainable city in the Midwest. She returns to reflect on lessons learned for our sustainability conversation with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

What Can Local Governments Do About Gangs?

Joe Walsh the City of Gresham, Oregon’s Gang Prevention Policy Coordinator is sharing his expertise with an article on what local governments can do in the battle against gangs. Joe reveals that gangs aren’t just a big city problem and local governments have a key role to play in combating gang activity. The local government … Continued

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