Martha Bennett City Manager City of Lake Oswego, Oregon LinkedIn Transitioning into a new leadership role. Martha Bennett, the City Manager of Lake Oswego, Oregon, joined the podcast to talk about her first two months on the job. She also talked about her time leading two unique local government agencies Metro, a regional government for … Continued
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
Roger Gonzalez Management Fellow Portland, OR LinkedIn Mark Yager Management Fellow Portland, OR LinkedIn We introduce a semi-recurring series called ‘Between Two Interns’ and talk with the Oregon Local Government Interns. Roger Gonzalez and Mark Yager discuss everything from their impressions of Oregon to the term millennials and the projects they’re working on. Keep … Continued
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
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
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
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
#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.
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.
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