12.22.11 The Morning Buzz


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What began as a small networking luncheon group has grown to a 210-member organization.  The brief online survey inquires about your preferences for the group, and aims to learn more about how ELGL can continue to be a professional resource to you.  Your feedback on this survey will directly impact the future of this growing and evolving organization.


The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday?

One of the top 12 trends for 2012  is that employees in the Gen Y, or millennial, demographic — those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 — are overturning the traditional workday.


Harvard Kennedy School: “Avoid the Reorganization Trap”

An examination of the issue, dilemma, challenge, and opportunity for improving performance and producing real results in public agencies


Cities Face Tough Choices as U.S. Slashes Block Grants Program

Mayors around the country are asking: Why has Washington cut one of the main federal programs for cities by a quarter in the last couple of years?



Promote Clackamas County’s economic vitality by serving on the Economic Development Commission

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking three interested citizen volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Economic Development Commission (EDC). In particular, the county is seeking applicants with expertise in high technology, green business or renewable energy or creative services


Get Involved with Tualatin Boards and Committees


In the Headlines


***Congratulations to Bend City Recorder Patty Stell. After 30 years with the City of Bend, last night was her final Council meeting.

Metro caught in natural tangle: Regional agency has thousands of acres but few bucks for projects


Water treatment plant expansion a boon to West Linn or a bust?


Survey says: boosting Forest Grove levy will be a challenge