Tag: Texas

Podcast: Operationalizing Racial Equity in Austin, TX with Brion Oaks

Brion Oaks Chief Equity Officer Austin, TX Bio | LinkedIn Building and sustaining a culture of equity. Brion Oaks, the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Austin, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about how they make racial equity actionable. He shared how they work to create a shared understanding around the history of … Continued

Podcast: Neighborhood Planning with Mercy Murguia, Dina Newman and AJ Fawver

Mercy Murguia Commissioner Potter County, TX Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Dina Newman Director Center for Neighborhoods University of Missouri – KC Bio | LinkedIn AJ Fawver Planning Director Lubbock, TX LinkedIn | Twitter Engagement and shaping communities. Three guests join the podcast to discuss approaches to neighborhood planning and the work that goes into … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

Time: 9:00 am Friday, May 17 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Lightning Round with the Traeger Award Winners Talking at lightning speed with literally the most passion about local government? Sounds like a job for Chris Traeger… We’re bringing 2019’s top ten Traeger Award winners to the stage for a whirlwind keynote session. Each … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Racial Equity in City Building

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Racial Equity in City Building  Jurisdictions across the nation are taking a look at how to advance opportunities for all of their residents, and are making real commitments to address racial equity. One of the first steps is looking at the impact … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Building a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #1  Breakout: Building a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace The culture of an organization has a big impact on how employees feel about their place of work. From retention and recruitment to job performance, culture plays a role in shaping organizations. Local government employees are … Continued

Podcast: Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor

Stefan Pryor Commerce Secretary State of Rhode Island Bio | LinkedIn Economic development at the state level. Stefan Pryor, the Secretary of Commerce for the State of Rhode Island, joins the podcast to talk about his work attracting companies to the state. Stefan discussed the policies they’ve used to turn around Rhode Island’s economy. He … Continued

Podcast: Local Reporting in San Antonio with Iris Dimmick, Rivard Report

Iris Dimmick Senior Reporter The Rivard Report LinkedIn | Twitter The City Hall beat. Iris Dimmick, Senior Reporter at The Rivard Report, talks covering local government in the City of San Antonio, Texas. She talked about the non-profit journalism that The Rivard Report conducts, her path to becoming a reporter and the future of local … Continued

#ELGLTakeoverTuesday: Town of Bartonville, Texas

Howdy Y’all! My name is Michael Montgomery and I will be operating the ELGL50 Instagram account for another exciting edition of #ELGLTakeoverTuesday. (Tuesday, September 18, 2018) For the last two years, I have served as the Town Administrator for the Town of Bartonville, Texas. Bartonville is a rural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I will … Continued

Intersection of Faith & Public Service: Bless Like A Champion Today

In the series, ELGL members talk about how they balance their personal faith with their public service careers. By Gabe Reaume, City Manager of Saginaw, Texas  The Beatitudes are a series of statements about people that Jesus of Nazareth shared in the early verses of the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5. The Beatitudes are practical … Continued

Podcast: Technology & Innovation in San Antonio, TX

Jose De La Cruz Chief Innovation Officer City of San Antonio, TX Bio | LinkedIn Craig Hopkins Chief Information Officer City of San Antonio, TX Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Using tech and innovation to improve people’s lives. Two CIOs, one city. Jose De La Cruz the Chief Innovation Officer and Craig Hopkins the Chief Information … Continued

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