Who Are You? with Victoria Yarbrough, City of Sierra Vista, AZ

Posted on November 1, 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. 

Victoria Yarbrough (LinkedIn and Twitter) is the Director, Leisure & Library Services at City of Sierra Vista, AZ. She has 15 years of progressively more responsible management positions in the public sector encompassing city government, higher education, and the military. Victoria has two graduate degrees from the University of Arizona.

Complete the following sentences.
I feel….happy about the little things today.
I joined ELGL because…..it’s where all the cool kids are hanging out.
You should probably know that I….

believe wholeheartedly in #winewednesday. Every day should be Wednesday. Oh, today is Wednesday? YAY!!!

If I was in a talent show I would perform….speed reading.
My life will be complete if….I can look back and know that what I accomplished made a difference.
Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….
My peer group views local government as a desirable profession. 
Disagree. Unfortunately, I still think most people don’t understand what local governments do, and what kind of career potential is involved.
City staff should be required to live in the city in which they work.
Disagree, to a point. It makes sense for some communities, but not all.  I do believe the city manager, at the very least, should live in the city where they work.
Local governments should have an employee dress code.

Agree! Opinions vary widely about what’s acceptable to wear to work…but the dress code should also be regularly updated.

I plan on spending the rest of my career in local government.
Agree! It’s a meaningful, exciting, rewarding profession with loads of change happening all the time. I <3 change.
Potlucks are a good idea.
Agree! Potlucks are amazing, and everyone should be doing them. All the time.

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