01.20.12 The Morning Buzz


RSVP: ELGL Lunch Forum with Blazers COO Sarah Mensah

Job Posting: Deputy County Administrator

Afternoon Delight

Current OMFOA Job Postings

01.19.12 The Morning Buzz

And the Knope of the Week goes to….

Alex McIntyre, LO city manager and soon-to-be Menlo Park city manager.  Alex was one of ELGL’s first speakers and challenged us to “promote professionalism in local government.” Many of us have taken this to heart by incorporating it into our daily work routines. Many thanks, Alex, and best wishes in your new position. ELGL appreciates your offer to host the 1st annual ELGL conference in Menlo Park, and especially appreciates your offer to pick up the tab. How does March work?

Previous Knope of the Week Recipients

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HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley | Volunteer Opportunity Details

One way to help out in the storm.

Clackamas County, Oregon

Attend Building Blocks 4 Kids silent auction- the nonprofit is hosting its second annual silent auction and appetizer event featuring local award winning musician, Rae Gordon. The event will begin at 5:30 pm on February 25, at the Oregon City Golf Club. The money raised at this event combined with the Clackamas County Commissioners Grant that they received, will allow the organization to provide many scholarships to children in need in Clackamas County. Go to www.bb4kids.org

City of Bend : News : Call for Nominations for City of Bend Arts, Beautification, & Culture Awards 

The City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission (ABC Commission) is accepting nominations for the ABC Award 2012. This award honors ten individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the celebration, promotion, beautification or preservation of the City’s arts, culture, natural environment or public spaces completed in 2011.

Portland State Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS)

PSU’s Social Sustainability Colloquium presents “Sustainability for All!!”, an informal presentation and dialogue about sustainability and diversity. Friday, Jan 20, 2-4pm Rec Center Room 660

City Of Keizer

The City of Keizer is soliciting applications for volunteers to be considered to serve on the following committees.


Banks city manager Jim Hough to retire

The Banks City Council announced today City Manager Jim Hough will retire from his position. An exact retirement date was not given, but city officials said the council is “looking at a retirement date in the September 2012 time frame.” This was done to allow the city to “continue to operate at its high efficiency rate” and at the same time to begin Hough’s replacement search.

Umpqua Bank – one of the 100 best companies to work for

What makes it so great? The quirky culture at the fast-expanding regional bank includes morning huddles, in-office games, and 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer.

Cities Use Partnerships to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles Among Residents

I’ve found that some cities have in fact prioritized healthy eating and active living through the programs they financially and verbally support. These cities have engaged in unique partnerships in order to provide residents with options to sustainably incorporate healthy eating and exercise programs into their lives.

Election 2012: Who Determines Cities’ Destinies?

Cities need to be able to control their own destinies. That’s the message from Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in this interview with NPR.

Inside the UGB

Metro: Tualatin River Water Trail light watercraft access study

Public hearing set for Sherwood’s $10 million urban renewal amendment

Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle highlights past year’s accomplishments in State of the City speech, offers few goals for coming year

Union plays council for a sucker

Clackamas County wastewater districts set to purchase Blue Heron site in West Linn for $1.75 million

Outside the UGB

Unions Lose Attempt To Strike Down Fresno County Pay Cuts

City of Astoria, sheriff don’t embrace hemp festival concept

Wheeler presses for additional corporate disclosures of political activity

County waives review fees for some projects

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