12.23.11 The Morning Buzz

Knope(s) of the Week

Rosalynn Greene, Clackamas County sustainability analyst and Karen Pearson, Clackamas County human resources program coordinator – workforce planning are this week’s winner. Rosalynn and Karen have been instrumental in starting the Emerging Career Networking Group in Clackamas County.

The Emerging Career Networking Group is open to any and all employees; however, its primary purpose is to establish linkages between employees at the County who are in the early years of their careers.

For more details, visit http://elgl.org/2011/12/20/clackamas-county-emerging-career-networking-group/.

Previous Knope of the Week Recipients 

  • Jordan Wheeler, Lake Oswego assistant to the city manager
  • Kathy Mollusky, West Linn city recorder

ELGL Blog: 10,000 Hits and Counting

Sometime in the middle of the night the ELGL blog broke the 10,000 hit barrier. Thank you to everyone of our devoted readers. Comments and suggestions are also welcome at oregonelgl@gmail.com.

ELGL Member Survey

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.


Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy?

This Issue Brief explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that five measures of civic engagement – attending meetings, helping neighbors, registering to vote, volunteering and voting – appear to help protect against unemployment and contribute to overall economic resilience.


2011 News Quiz: Test your knowledge of the year’s biggest stories


In the Headlines

Metro won’t change UGB review cycle; agency now focusing on industrial inventory

The Metro Council won’t be looking at urban growth boundary expansions more frequently than its current 5-year cycle, after a concept called industrial replenishment proved unworkable.


Ethics rules can restrict members of Congress during party time

A slice of pizza? No. But a dozen cheese puffs — or even two dozen if you’re really starving — are fine. Hamburger? No, no, no. But mini meatballs are okay.


Added composting turns town into the ‘city that stinks’

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Portland’s new household recycling program is producing so much food and yard waste the smell from a plant here that turns it into compost is offending people near it.