Welcome New ELGL Member: Bill Jarocki, President, Voltaic Solutions, LLC
ELGL Annual Conference Survey is contemplating offering a one-day conference in Fall 2013. Please take this very short survey to share your opinions about this idea, and to guide the ELGL board as they consider this possibility.
Join ELGL: Free for students; $20 for individuals; $250 for organizations (includes ten memberships). Affiliation is open to current, future, and retired local government leaders.
Upcoming ELGL Forums
ELGL-Portland Presents Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director, January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, 11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters, RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELGL-Willamette Valley Presents Triple Bottom Line Decision Making – Come learn about the decision making framework Eugene staff is using to help reach sustainability and human rights goals. Thursday, January 17 at noon.
Damascus pays $10,000 to city manager over allegations of defamation, retaliation – The city of Damascus paid City Manager Greg Baker $10,000 this month to settle allegations of retaliation and defamation committed by Mayor Steve Spinnett.
Guns pour in at L.A. buyback events – Thousands of people line up to exchange guns for supermarket gift cards at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple.
Amazon puts its stamp on downtown Seattle – Amazon.com’s new offices in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood seem to be marching toward the Denny Triangle on the edge of downtown, where more buildings are planned for the fast-growing online retailer. Amazon occupies more space than any other company, ever — and it’s still growing.
4 Great Transportation Projects to Watch (and 4 Awful Ones) – Some of these efforts, like the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, have already made our lists of mistaken urban highways. Here’s a look at four more with great promise, and another four with awful potential.
The Fiscal Cliff
Your Guidance Counselor
8 Ways to Be Innovative (Even if You’re Not) – Can’t be creative on demand? Not many people can. Fortunately, it’s a skill you can improve.
7 Reasons Your Hiring Process Repels Candidates – The hiring process is tough on everyone, especially the job seeker. It’s even a little bit harder on them actually, since while talent acquisition and management pros are used to dealing with the complicated ins and outs of applicant tracking systems, assessment programs, video and mobile technology and much, much, more — job seekers only have to deal with the front end of those systems when they’re looking, which is not “quite” every day.
We need your help! My name is April Buzby. I am a graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. I am conducting a survey of community leaders in Lane County to better understand the region’s ability to come together in local actions towards economic development. These organized local actions, termed as community efficacy, are a vital aspect of a community’s ability to engage in viable and sustainable economic development over time.
The Social Network