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20 Reasons To Be Inspired in 2020

The Buzz w/ Sarah O’Brien, Change Agent Book I can’t put down: Just Enough Anxiety, The Hidden Driver of Business Success by Robert H. Rosen Book I just can’t get into but won’t remove from the nightstand: Neighborhood,  by Emily Tallen What I can’t stop playing over and over again: The TED Interview: Yuval Noah … Continued

Podcast: Thinking Like a Designer with Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell Designer & Urbanist LinkedIn | Twitter Urbanist, Designer and Technologist. Patrick McDonnell joined the podcast to talk about his career path, which started in urban planning, to serving on Innovation Teams in Austin, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska. He talked about the role of a designer, skills that local government needs and the importance … Continued

Podcast: Health & Human Services in Houston, TX with Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams Health Department Director City of Houston, TX Bio | LinkedIn Working to protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians. Stephen Williams, the Director of the Health Department in Houston, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about the role of the health departments in the local government landscape and the services they provide … Continued

Podcast: El Paso, Texas City Manager Tommy Gonzalez

Tommy Gonzalez City Manager City of El Paso, Texas Bio | LinkedIn Managing an international city. Tommy Gonzalez, the City Manager of El Paso, Texas, joined the podcast for a wide ranging interview. He talked about his career path, which started with 22 years in the US Army, how he revamped the El Paso budget … Continued

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

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