08.13.12 Your Morning Buzz




So True

ELGL Willamette Valley Meeting – ELGL Willamette Valley would like to announce this month’s meeting scheduled for the 16th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The City of Veneta will be hosting and Ric Ingham, City Administrator for the past 8.5 years, will be presenting on Urban Renewal and the City of Veneta’s experiences.

ELGL Central Oregon Event: Transforming Government – Bend Police Chief Jeff Sale and Lieutenant Chris Carney will discuss how government can no longer afford to operate in status quo mode.  They will use the Bend Police Departments current transformation as an example of how the lack of funding and ever increasing costs are forcing these changes.

Support the Gresham Little Leaguers – Spaghetti feed this Monday Night from 6-9 at Boccelli’s. $10 a person and all proceeds go to help pay for the travel expenses for the Gresham Nationals team parents. Please show up and support the team! Re-post and lets raise some money for these kids!


Knowing that Pretty Little Liars will end someday... :(

More Oregon lawmakers harness power of Twitter, Facebook – Rep. Julie Parrish tweets from the Oregon House floor, and in the evening when she’s checking her Facebook she may just strike up a conversation with a constituent over an online chat.

Several local governments find ‘there’s an app for that’ as they save time, paper. Consumers and small businesses have taken to the iPad, and now local government agencies are embracing the tablets to save staff time and paper.

In defense of city managers – Many of today’s U.S. cities face tremendous fiscal challenges, as Stephen Eide discussed in a recent column (“Only politicians can save us now,” Aug. 2.) But to suggest a solution that pits strong political leadership against professional local government management, however, is misguided.

What Should You Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay? You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation—and it will become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay.



From Subject Line To Signature: How to Do Work E-Mail Right – Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive.

Writing tips from my former newspaper editors – I worked in professional newsrooms since high school, and in that time I picked up scads of writing tips from editors. Here are a few of my favorites.


Inside the UGB

Ah, morning coffee


Outside the UGB



The Social Network

Michael Vick as chew toy? Talk about poetic justice!

Your Social Media Bucket List: What Your Strategy Can’t Live Without – Below is a list of things that you should try to accomplish within the next few years if you hope to really get a good grasp on the power of social media.

Social Media Tips for Politicians – Provided below are some tips for the social media newbie politicians. If your local politician does not ‘get it’ yet, please be sure to mail them a link to this article.

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