Tag: Zach Navin

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

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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