07.09.12 The Morning Buzz




RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

Vancouver port commissioners to meet citizens for coffee – Port of Vancouver Commissioners Nancy Baker, Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe will host nine “Commissioner Coffees” this summer to meet informally with citizens. Those who attend will be asked to take an informal survey about current and future port activities.


Hahaha…. so appropriate!

Struggling in the Suburbs – Hardship has built a stronghold in the American suburbs. Whatever image they had as places of affluence and stability was badly shaken last year, when reports analyzing the 2010 census made it clear that the suburbs were getting poorer.

San Bernardino facing bankruptcy if deep cuts aren’t made – The city must immediately make substantial cuts to its budget or prepare for bankruptcy, the interim city manager and the finance director have warned the City Council.

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley – The University of Washington’s reputation as an incubator of tech talent is growing.

Camas names administrator finalists – Five candidates will meet with city officials and residents, attend open house this week.


Legit sign

The Management Approach Guaranteed To Wreck Your Best People – We can see this beautiful tree from our bedroom window.  In fact, it’s so beautiful we call it the Beauty Tree.  It practically sings with vitality and life; in spring and summer its leaves are glossy green with health, and the patterns of sunlight falling through its branches create a kaleidoscopic display of jewel tones and velvety shadows. The reds and oranges of fall are so brilliant you can almost smell them. Even in winter, there’s a stark elegance to its naked form.

Narcissism: The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders – A chief executive had a dilemma. After working in a fast-growing company as COO, he accepted an offer from venture capitalists to start his own company. Within five years he had built a new enterprise generating revenues over $300 million and profit margins so high that his company had compiled a substantial cash reserve with which it was poised to go on an acquisition run. His passion, strategic and analytical brilliance, and relentless focus on practical results made him a rare, virtually unstoppable force in industry.

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I'm kind of peeing my pants right now!!!

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