Top Ten ELGL Blog Posts of 2019

Posted on December 31, 2019

Top Ten Posts of 2019

With almost a million site visitors in 2019, ELGL made great progress on our goal to “provide content on a variety of local government topics.”

Here are the top ten most viewed posts of 2019.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to write for ELGL in 2020 on topics are varied as creative placemaking, diversity in local government leaders, workplace development, and more!

1. The most-viewed post of the year was a personal story from mySidewalk’s Dr. Sarah Martin about her decision to leave local government (lucky for us, she’s still working with local gov…).

To All the Local Government Agencies I’ve Loved Before

2. ELGL’s Kirsten Wyatt wrote about what “work hard, be kind” means and ways to show this in the workplace.

Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger

3. Tarrant County, TX’s Maggie Jones shared why local government “isn’t for the faint of heart” and the benefits of being a Swiss Army Knife-style employee.

Why I Almost Left Local Government (and Why I Decided to Stay)

4. Mountain View, CA’s Katie Nelson and Chris Hsiung shared their experiences working in law enforcement communications.

The Vital Role of the Public Information Officer

5. Lots of excitement (and pageviews) about ELGL’s announcement of a second Innovation Cohort in 2020.

2020 Innovation Cohort Announcement!

6. CPS-HR Consulting’s Jeff Hoye wrote about the never-ending discussion about succession planning in local government (and how we can actually do something about it…).

Why Are We Still Talking About Succession Planning in 2019?   

7. Boulder, CO’s Tanya Ange wrote about one of ELGL’s favorite topics: dogs in the workplace and the potential resulting positive benefits to your organization.

City of Boulder: It’s All Going to the Dogs

8. West Allis, WI’s Jenny Kosek wrote about employee benefits with a $0 price tag, and how these perks can improve your local government organization.

5 Employee Perks That Don’t Cost a Dime

9. Wentzville, MO’s Jessica Hoffman wrote about career paths in local government and the (sometimes unlikely) chance someone knows they want to be an ACM someday.

When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Assistant City Administrator

10. Baytown, TX’s Jamie Eustace wrote about the intersection of libraries and homelessness services, and her personal experiences.

I Have to Ask: Libraries and Homelessness

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