Tag: Zach Navin

ELGL19 Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

The ELGL Annual Conference is fast approaching. We’ll be gathering in Durham, North Carolina on May 16 & 17 to learn from the brightest minds in local government. To get you ready for the conference we’ll be rolling out the agenda, announcing one session a day until you won’t be able to take it any … Continued

Meet the 2019 Buzzers

The Morning Buzz is ELGL’s daily dose of original local government content. It’s published Monday through Friday every week, and is your chance to learn something new about trending and interesting local government topics that our Buzz team writes about. We’re starting 2019 with a 31 person rotation, including 11 new Buzzers this year. Here’s … Continued

Shared Active Transportation Systems

Right Now w/ Zach Navin (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m doing – Writing Thank You’s What I’m listening to –  Lizzie McGuire Comes on at 4:00 pm (Nostalgic Spotify playlist) What I’m watching – It’s summer, go outside. What I’m reading – Undaunted Courage- Stephen E. Ambrose “We’re witnessing the biggest revolution in transportation since the dawn … Continued


Right Now w/ Zach Navin (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Tear It Down What I’m Watching – Evil Genius What I’m Doing – Prepping for Memorial Day weekend I have a confession. I am the guilty of “wishcycling”. Since single-stream recycling arrived in the early 2000’s, I’ve had the mentality that if you’re unsure whether it … Continued

Writing Content For Your City Website

For the average government employee, explaining government operations is difficult. How many times have you been asked what you do in your job. I’m willing to bet that a good majority of the time the person who asked responds with a blank stare and then “what does that mean?” after you’ve rambled on for a … Continued

Creative Economic Development

By Zach Navin, Twitter and LinkedIn, Public Works Management Analyst at City of Wauwatosa Good Morning World, Today I am going to keep in the spirit of @ELGLSconnie by talking about a real issue facing municipalities within the State of Wisconsin. WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF LIQUOR LICENSES!!! The State of Wisconsin law states that a license … Continued


All it takes is a donut. Now that I’ve got your attention I want to talk about getting employees to open up and have meaningful conversations. As I have discussed in a previous post, my department is currently going through a reorganization and bringing our Parks department under the purview of the Public Works department. … Continued

Who Are You? with Zach Navin, City of Mequon, WI

As part of the grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.  Zach Navin (LinkedIn and Twitter) is an Administrative Intern for the City of Mequon, WI. He is enrolled … Continued

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