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Don’t Fool Yourself

ELGL recently hosted an #ELGLBookClub on “City on the Line.” As part of this effort, author Andrew Kleine gifted five copies of the book to ELGL members so they could read, participate, and share what they’re learning with the ELGL family. This first installment is by Denton, TX Assistant to the City Manager Ryan Adams. … Continued

Parenthood as Professional Development

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Ryan Adams writes about balancing being a father to two young boys and advancing his professional career.  Hear more from Ryan on this GovLove podcast, Dad Talk, Balancing Diapers and Budgets. Sign up to be a guest columnist for … Continued

Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers

The four dads discuss parental leave, dealing with sick kids & how work places can be family friendly. Ben McCready, Town of Normal, IL, Assistant to the City Manager, LinkedIn and Twitter Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX, Budget Consultant, LinkedIn and Twitter Patrick Rollens, City of Corvallis, OR, Public Information Officer, LinkedIn and Twitter Ryan Adams, … Continued

‘Mr. Speaker, the President of UMANT’

ELGL member Ryan Adams (LinkedIn and Twitter) has been named the 2016 President for Urban Management Assistants of North Texas (Texas regional city management professional association). He is the Assistant to the City Manager at the City of Irving, TX. Ryan has been a driving force behind the growth of ELGL in Texas. We look forward to … Continued

Take Back Your Sunday

This series addresses that age-old challenging of balancing professional work with a personal life. Ryan Adams (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the Managing Director of Public Services for the City of Athens, Texas.  How it Begins It starts easily enough. Big breakfast, a cup of coffee, and the whole day lies ahead of you. The clock hits 10am, then … Continued

Northwest Passage with Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] For the second year in a row, ELGL will be hosting an event at the ICMA Conference. This year we’re bringing a couple of pianos and booking a much larger room. More than 500 local government professionals from all areas of local government will attend. Registration will continue until we reach … Continued

Part Deux: Southwest of Center with Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX

Ryan Adams, City of Irving TX, is back with the second part of Southwest of Center. Leading Off Special report: Public information still buried in bureaucracy Solar energy meets resistance in aesthetics-minded Texas suburbs Report: Residents rail against plan for this Houston-Dallas train Jimmy Fallon plays student on ‘Saved by the Bell‘ reunion Mount Up: … Continued

Southwest of Center with Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX

This new column will highlight trending issues in Texas. Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX, Assistant to the City Manager, leads the inaugural discussion.  ###### “Hellooooooo!“….. to our new organizational member the City of Pearland, TX Break out the Redbull and Alka-Seltzer – the Leg is in session!  It’s that time of year that perhaps … Continued

Guidepost #21 – Ryan Adams

Welcome to the 21st week of the Cookingham Connection series.  Today, we hear from Ryan Adams, one of the SW ELGL chapter organizers – in other words – he’s a total local gov rock star).  Last week, we learned about the same guidepost from Pete Olson from Yorktown, Indiana. Guidepost 21:  Always think of the city in which you … Continued

What is an Assistant To? Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX

ELGL has assembled an “A” team of Assistant To’s willing to provide insight into their transition from MPA Candidate to gainfully employed local government professional. In between other duties as assigned, council meetings, and a bewildering assortment of public inquiries, Nathan Mosley, Ryan Adams, Clay Curtin, and Ben McCready have collaborated to identify essential advice … Continued

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