01.26.12 The Afternoon Delight


Pictures from ELGL Forum with Trail Blazers

ELGL Survey Data

Information Requests

Innovative State and City Government Solutions to Watch in 2012

RSVP: ELGL Forum with TriMet General Manager

01.26.12 The Morning Buzz


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Social Media

Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

Twitter: CannonBeachCitizen,  City of Richland, WA  NLC Member Relations

Facebook:  Western City magazine, Jordan Ramis PC, Portland State University Center for Public Service



Advisory Board – Mental Health – Community Services – Clark County Washington

Clark County Mental Health Advisory Board is looking for new members and is especially interested in youth or student members. More information about the board is located online at: http://www.clark.wa.gov/mental-health/advisory/index.html. If interested in applying, send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Baker (addressed to Armando Herrera).

Economic Forecast 2012 | City Club of Portland

Are you concerned about the economy? Of course you are! Come out tomorrow for the 2012 Economic Forecast, this week’s Friday Forum

City of Aberdeen, Washington

The City of Aberdeen WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU! You are invited to a community meeting to tell City Officials what matters most to you. Meetings will be held at 7 pm at the following locations and dates.

City of Beaverton

Would you like to learn more about the Oregon Investment Act? Beaverton City Library is hosting a forum with discussion by Sen. Mark Hass, Reps. Tobias Read and Jeff Barker and Treasurer Ted Wheeler, tonight January 26, 2012, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friends of Political Science at Portland State University

The Bruce Starr for Labor Commissioner statewide campaign is looking to fill a limited number of internship positions. Bruce Starr is a current State Senator and graduate of Portland State University. The campaign is seeking highly motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and driven college students or recent graduates looking to gain real-world experience in the political field. Interns would assist in the day-to-day operation of a statewide campaign, including, scheduling, voter outreach and communication, attending campaign events, fundraising, grassroots development and strategic implementation. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of how statewide campaigns are run, learn the inter-workings of political organizations and work with senior campaign staff. Contact me for more information: hprc@pdx.edu

The Blotter

Exciting week for the Lake Oswego and West Linn police blotter.

  • 1/18/12 4:53 p.m. A man reeking of alcohol and wearing a frog hat stopped by a home near Bryant Road to seek an address.
  • 1/19/12 3:39 p.m. A dog was reported to be barking for hours on Lindsay Court. However, as always happens in such cases, the dog was silent when police came to investigate.
  • 1/21/12 10:58 a.m. A car was parked with such utter carelessness that it blocked four spaces in the alley behind Gemini Pub.
  • 1/22/12 2:23 p.m. A suspected case of gas thievery turned out to be a man accidentally putting diesel in his car and a service station employee helping to fix this awful mistake.
  • 1/23/12 12:48 p.m. A litter bug is leaving bags of debris along Lakeview Boulevard.
  • 1/22/12 9:38 a.m. A “grandson” wired his grandmother to send him money because he was trapped in Bolivia. However, grandma wasn’t fooled, because she knew her real grandson was in California.
  • 1/14, 12:12 a.m.; Kids knocked on a door in the 1900 block of Furlong Drive and told the homeowner they peed on her door, then left.
  • 1/16, 4:45 p.m.; A man at Oil Can Henry’s was very upset because he was not given a coupon.
  • 1/19, 5:29 p.m.; A woman’s cellphone suspiciously rang from an unknown number while another customer was making a call at Starbucks on the 18700 block of Willamette Drive.


The Nine American Cities Nearly Destroyed by the Recession – 24/7 Wall St.

Of the 363 U.S. metropolitan regions reviewed by IHS, only 61 will fully recover all the jobs that were lost during the recession by the end of this year. The rest will recover far fewer — the average city will only recover roughly 40% of jobs lost from peak employment.

Umpqua culture helps us onto FORTUNE Best Companies list for 6th straight year – Barbara Baker Is the Featured Speaker at the ELGL Forum in May

From Barbara Baker, Umpqua’s executive vice president of Cultural Enhancement: When the news came in that Umpqua had been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, it caused a real buzz around here, and the fact that it’s our sixth year in a row hasn’t diminished the excitement one bit. If anything, it’s even stronger.

Public Administration Alumni Association – Winter 2012

The Winter 2012 issue of the PSU Public Administration Alumni Association Newsletter is out and features topics from the fields of public administration.


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