University of Georgia #ELGLInspire Speaker: Stan Brown

Posted on November 16, 2019

Stan Brown

#ELGLInspire is coming to the University of Georgia on November 18th! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them before and after the event! To find information about all of the speakers, visit the #ELGLInspire homepage.

Stan Brown

City Manager, City of Oakwood


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Roller skating rink

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

US Air Force Academy – BS Civil Engr; Univ of West – GA MPA

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?  

Management, Civil Engr, and all in my MPA program

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?  

Get involved in associations and seek out mentors.  Seek out internships.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

Show a lack of initiative and desire.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

To serve and a make a difference in your community and in the lives of others.

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

A little kindness goes a long way.

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