The votes are in and the results have been tabulated: after a week of nominations and voting by our community, ELGL is thrilled to announce the winner of the Knope of the Week! As a reminder, The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL.
Without further ado, the winner of the 17th Knope of the Week goes to the . . . .
Claire Oliver, West Linn Tidings Reporter
ELGL has reached a new and broader audience due to Claire’s article “Plugging the Public Sector” which appeared in the West Linn Tidings. The article, which included a glamour shot of Kirsten Wyatt, contained quotes from ELGL members Cate Schneider, Kent Wyatt, Kirsten Wyatt, and Randy Ealy. Readers were treated with the background on ELGL and learned more about ELGL members’ passion for improving the climate of the public sector. The article also provided readers insight into how social media has allowed ELGL to expand its borders to include other areas of the state and other states.
Finally any reporter mentioning “Pinterest”, “Knope of the Week”, and “silos” in the same article is a winner in our eyes. Thank you Claire.
Previous Knope of the Week Recipients
- Phil Keisling, Director of Portland State University Center for Public Service
- Geoff Pursinger, Tigard Times
- Ken Ray, Metro Senior Public Affairs Coordinator
- Alliance Resources Consulting, Colin Baenzinger and Associates, Strategic Government Resources, Waldron & Associates
- OMFOA Developing Professionals (Heidi Starks, Rhyan Van Horn, Toby LaFrance)
- Justin Cutler (LaPine Parks & Rec), Robyn Christie (Bend), Kirsten Wyatt (West Linn)
- Rhyan Van Horn, TriMet senior accountant
- ELGL Advisory Board
- Cate Schneider, Lake Oswego city recorder
- Alex McIntyre, Lake Oswego city manager
- Matt Bailing, Willamette graduate, ELGL data analyst
- Megan Messmer, PSU MPA student, City of Banks intern, City of Dayton intern
- Zoe Monahan, Sherwood assistant planner
- Rosalynn Greene, Clackamas County sustainability analyst and Karen Pearson, Clackamas County human resources program coordinator
- Kathy Mollusky, West Linn city recorder
- Jordan Wheeler, Lake Oswego assistant to the city manager