Who Are You? with Karen Hensley, GE Lighting, Intelligent Cities

Posted on December 2, 2015

As part of the grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles. 

Karen Hensley (LinkedIn and Twitter) is a Presales Solution Architect at GE Lighting, Intelligent Cities. She has served as the Vice Chair of the West Linn Budget Committee and was a member of the Police Station Steering Committee

I feel….lucky (period.)
I joined ELGL because….. I have volunteered with my city for many years and want to stay educated on next generation operations for cities.
You should probably know that I….
…was on the Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” national youth committee.
If I was in a talent show I would perform…. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” singing – Pat Benatar
My life will be complete if…. I stay useful to my family and community.
Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….
My peer group views local government as a desirable profession.  
Definitely not – I work in High Tech.
I plan on spending the rest of my career in local government.   
In some way – volunteering… yes.
Potlucks are a good idea.   
Yes.  Encourages community contribution to a meal!
City staff should be required to live in the city in which they work.  I
n a perfect world, yes.  However, sometimes the cost of living makes this burdensome.
Local governments should have an employee dress code.  
Yes, there should be some reasonable expectation of looking clean and professional regardless of your job.

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