What I Am with Jason Jones, City of Salisbury, NC

Posted on May 30, 2015

“Cross between The Atlantic magazine and Buzzfeed” 

119fad2Welcome to our new member feature. We’ve all heard the excuse “I’m too busy” too many times so we’ve simplified our new member feature to illicit short, meaningful responses.

We also tackle tough issues such as why the Apple Watch is necessary. As a side note, ELGL is adamantly opposed to the excuse, “I’m too busy.”

Jason Jones (LinkedIn and Twitter) is a Human Resources Analyst for the City of Salisbury, NC. He is responsible for benefits administration, wellness program, and HRIS development and training. Jason has an undergraduate degree and MPA from North Carolina State University.

What I Want From ELGL: I love the information and never want to stop learning. I’m also always open to new networking opportunities.

What I Wish Local Government Did Better: Incentivize innovation and expense reduction through new budgeting methodologies. I also feel strongly about Local Government’s becoming competitive employers, seeking the best and the brightest and paying accordingly.

What I Am Watching:

The Big Bang Theory or Grimm

What I Am Reading: The Five Essential Leadership Questions: Living with Passion, Leading through Trust

What I Am Afraid of: Waiting around until everyone else takes the leap…I’m afraid of inaction
What I Am Thinking About the Apple Watch:

I can eat my watch…no seriously, is it edible…

 What I Wish I Was Doing (Instead of Completing This Questionnaire): Hanging out with my 10 week old son.
What I Consider As My Career Accomplishments:
Graduated with my B.A. in Political Science and my MPA from N.C. State University. I was also a 4 year varsity letter winner on the track team there. Completed the Management Training Program with Norfolk Southern Railroad before transitioning to public service. I have been with The City of Salisbury (NC) for just over 2 years now learning everything I possibly can about local government administration.
What I Am Listening To: WFAE Charlotte, NPR because for some reason, the news is better than current popular music…
What I Wish People Knew About Me: How passionate I am about leadership and understanding what motivates and inspires people.
What I Am Wishing Would Go Away: 


What I Think of Professional Associations: Incredibly valuable
What I Am Doing This Summer: Hopefully taking some time to hang out with my son…while he still has that new car smell…
What I Wished You Asked Me: Where do we mail your gift card?

Supplemental Reading

Jason Jones – GoPack.com

Catching Up With Jason Jones

The Truth About Campus Crime

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