From Strategic Government Resources (SGR):
For fans of the sitcom, Parks and Rec, SGR was recognized with the “Knope of the Week” award by the Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network. The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL. ELGL is one of the most innovative and dynamic groups of local government emerging leaders in the nation.
From State Representative Margaret Doherty:
Very good article in the Portland Tribune. It is a great idea to get together and share ideas, problems, concerns, etc. Safety in numbers!!
From a local government professional:
ELGL is fantastic!!! I like the website and interesting information that’s included. In fact, I printed off the article about take-home vehicles as that is something we are tweaking this year.
From the Beaverton Valley Times, Portland Tribune, and Tigard/Tualatin Times:
Emerging Local Government Leaders, has exploded in the last two years, growing to hundreds of members from more than 60 government agencies and municipalities across Oregon. Plans are in the works to start a Central Oregon branch later this month.
“I think it’s a great organization,” said Randy Ealy, an ELGL member who serves as Beaverton’s chief administrative officer. “Most of the members are young, aspiring public professionals, and this is an opportunity for them to work together and network and get exposed to some of the great mentoring opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.”
From Elon University – E-Net:
Kent Wyatt ’00, a senior management analyst for the city of Tigard, Ore., is working to change the perception of local government through an organization, Emerging Local Government Leaders, which he and his wife, Kirsten, established in 2008.
In an article published in The Times of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood, Wyatt says his group has experienced rapid growth in the past two years, bringing in hundreds of public-sector employees from all over Oregon. Emerging Local Government Leaders seeks to facilitate relationships between local government employees to, in Wyatt’s words, “lead to more efficient government.