Tag: Sam Taylor

The Importance of Living: Why Your Mental Health Matters

By Sam Taylor, LinkedIn & Twitter One work afternoon in October 2017, I thought I was dying. My world was despair and fear. I found myself in an emergency room, unable to intelligibly communicate, disoriented, and my entire body fuzzy and tingling. I was wheeled back to a room faster than I ever have been … Continued

Father’s Day: Rock and Remember

We’re celebrating Father’s Day with our members sharing the song that reminds them of their dad. Bonus: listen to the GovLove podcast episode – Podcast: Dad Talk – Balancing Budgets and Diapers. Submissions Sam Taylor Advice: Recognize your talents and embrace them. Song: “All The Young Dudes” – Mott the Hoople Nyssa Rivera, City of Beaverton, Oregon, … Continued

ELGL’s August Contributor to Governing

  Sam Taylor, City of Morro Bay, CA, is this month’s ELGL contributor to Governing magazine with, “How Millennials Are About to Change the Face of Public Service.” Sam discusses whether we are entering a phase when we’re going to hear less about “rowing” and “steering” and more about engaging the public.   Previous ELGL Contributors … Continued

Starting Local Government Conversations on Complex Issues

By Sam Taylor, Connect: Twitter & LinkedIn Last night I introduced to our Planning Commission a high-level view of what a strategic vision for a high-speed, municipal fiber optic network would look like, why it could be beneficial and what the next steps were for them to address. Imagine downloading movies in 30 seconds, or bringing in … Continued

Teachable Moment: ELGL Journalist Trio Weighs-In on #KirbyDelauter

By Bridget Doyle, Sam Taylor and Patrick Rollens Earlier this week, a Councilman named Kirby Delauter from Frederick County, Md. threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name without permission (note: the threat was posted on Facebook). In its response to the threat, the Frederick News-Post released a witty editorial chastising Delauter and … Continued

Relive the GovFresh Webinar

Big thanks to Sam Taylor of Ferndale, WA and Luke Fretwell of GovFresh for participating in our innovation webinar series. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in and watch the webinar live don’t worry we have it archived below!     #ELGLInnovation Sam and Luke gave a great presentation that gave us the scoop on … Continued

Community Conversations – How WordPress Brings Transparency to Local Government

As a precursor to our webinar with GovFresh, we’ve asked Sam Taylor, City of Ferndale, WA, to write about his city’s experience in using WordPress.  Background Check Sam Taylor (LinkedIn and Twitter) is a Certified Municipal Clerk, a former journalist, and current Master in Public Administration Student at Kent State University. He’s worked for the … Continued

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