01.10.12 Afternoon Delight



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01.10.12 The Morning Buzz

Social Media Minute

Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

Twitter:   InnovateClarkCounty, Tigard Chamber, Virginia Association of Counties

Facebook: Clackamas County, Oregon, The Columbian, Multnomah County Office of Diversity and Equity

Get Involved….Now

Citizen Involvement Recruitments

Workforce Investment Council recruiting two business board members and Clackamas County needs a volunteer to recommend elected officials’ salaries Clackamas County Commissioners

 Coming to a Town Near You

Happy New Year! In 2012, Senator Jeff Merkley is continuing his commitment to hold a town hall in every county of Oregon each year. Next week, Jeff is kicking off his first town halls of the year, visiting Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Linn, Tillamook and Washington Counties. Jeff is looking forward to hearing directly from Oregonians about their thoughts and concerns on issues facing Oregon and the country. Hope to see you all there.

Did you know there at least nine different ways that you can impact county decision-making? Learn more in the new CIC Handbook.

The fourth edition of the CIC Handbook is out! Read it online or in print. The handbook has extensive information about the county’s Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC) and its programs, as well as information about how you can become civically engaged and provide input into county decision-making. Click here to see the handbook or call 503-988-3450 to get a printed copy.

 Cornelius to host city manager finalists

The candidates will also attend a public reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14, in the City Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St.


In the Spotlight

What Do Lawyers and Bankers Have in Common? They Lost Jobs in 2011

You might have heard there is no recession among college-educated workers, whose unemployment rate is a mere 4.1 percent. It’s true that the jobs crisis is concentrated in the lower middle class. But even the rich have their own problems. Lawyers and Wall Street financiers are members of an exclusive club: The shrinking white-collar industry.

 The Crazy Ones, the Misfits, the Rebels

Like a lot of people, I received Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs for Christmas. Isaacson’s storytelling drew me in quickly. I was amazed and repulsed. And like others, I wondered if the Apple co-founder’s story might contain lessons for those with similar ambition but working outside of business, in government, the nonprofit sector or even philanthropy. Do government and nonprofit agencies tackling such issues as homelessness or workforce development or child welfare need more people like Steve Jobs?

Around the Northwest

Council nixes budget fix with Pepsi funds

Footbridge to Minto-Brown Island Park a step closer

Gregoire delivers ‘State of the State’ address

Yakima down three top city officials

Kitzhaber’s reforms could save $1.3 billion, consultant says — but not in time for current budget shortfall

TriMet: Texting, desire for downtime help boost Portland-area transit ridership

City’s public records now easier to search

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