“Cross between The Atlantic magazine and Buzzfeed”
Welcome to our new member feature. We’ve all heard the excuse “I’m too busy” so we’ve simplified our feature to illicit short, meaningful responses for our new members. As a side note, ELGL is adamantly opposed to the excuse, “I’m too busy.”
Ashley Monroe (LinkedIn) is the Assistant to the Village Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL. She started her local government career as an intern at the Village of Homewood, IL. Ashley is a graduate of Northern Illinois Unversity.
What I Am Watching:
Just finished Season 6 of Parks and Rec, working through Season 4 of the West Wing. I love my Roku.
What I Am Reading: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman & Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West
What I Am Thinking About the Apple Watch:
What I Want From ELGL: A resource and networking tool with a dose of humor
What I Wish Local Government Did Better: Coordinated all units of government (Townships, Parks, Schools, other special districts) for the betterment of the community as a whole.
What I Am Afraid Of:
Another winter in Chicagoland.
What I Wish I Was Doing (Instead of Completing This Questionnaire): Sleeping off this cold.
What I Consider As My Career Accomplishments: Winding my way through various positions/departments to find my wheelhouse. Being able to work with outstanding leaders and mentors.
What I Am Listening To: A mix of JD McPherson, Stromae, Iron & Wine, and Lindsey Stirling. I’m eclectic.
What I Wish People Knew About Me:
Life would be so much better if points in time were punctuated with live choreographed musical numbers by people we know and love. Alternatively, life would also be good if GIF-speak was appropriate in all settings.
What I Am Wishing Would Go Away: being responsible for weekly digital communications
What I Think of Professional Associations:
What I Am Doing This Summer: Hopefully scoping out parts of the country that are new to me.
What I Wished You Asked Me: Unsure. See GIF.
What I Am – The Archives