The Best Ever with Nicolette Brennan, City of Cape Girardeau, MO

Posted on September 25, 2017

We hope you can deal with change because we’re changing up new member introductions. ELGL has grown tired of everyone and everything being proclaimed as “the best ever.” From now on, we’ll only believe it if our members dub it so.

Hold onto your keyboard and mouse. Our new members are here to inform you about the best things ever created on the face of the universe.

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Nicolette Brennan

City of Cape Girardeau, MO – Public Information Manager

Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter

What is the best ever…

As a kid I liked Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins. Recently, I just read 4TH DIMENSION LEADERSHIP: A Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture by Ron Holifield and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I can’t pick a favorite because they were each a perfect vessel for the information or entertainment I needed at that time!
Positive trait that you got from your parents?
Perseverance and humor. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in my family. I am so proud of their accomplishments and character. Part of that strength comes from a fun-loving nature that enriches our lives and helps us through tough times.
Internet sensation?
Satire city pages. Some of the pages and posts can be mean or confusing, but most them are just funny. People are enjoying it. We can do a better job globally of distinguishing between phony sources and official pages, but at the end of the day Facebook could be more fun and satire pages deliver.
Career advice?
I need advice more than I should be giving it, but I implore those in managerial or coordination roles to remain humble and to never lose sight on our mission to serve. It is easy for some to get lost in the bureaucracy of it all. It takes tremendous discipline to be persistently mindful of the views and needs of all citizens, coworkers and partners.
Well if I can take the wheel, penicillin and electricity for granted, then I pick the internet. I worry sometimes that reality is looking too much like a scene lifted from the pages of Farenheit 451 or an episode of Black Mirror. But I want to believe that’s not us. Darker concerns aside, people have done novel, beautiful and powerful things by connecting ideas, people and resources online. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Supplemental Reading

Talking communications with Nicolette Brennan, public information manager for the City of Cape Girardeau

Business: Who’s Who 2012

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