Evan Fransted, University of Colorado Denver, MPA Student
Bradley Olin, California State University – Office of the Chancellor, System Budget Analyst
March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Finding the Sweet Spot of Value and Cost – A concept called value-cost leveraging can cut the costs of delivering public services while providing better satisfaction.
Resignation of Clackamas administrator signals trouble within county commission – Reasonable people could look at the handwritten notes as conniving against a public employee. Reasonable people could also conclude that the probable author of the notes, a recently fired assistant counsel for Clackamas County, appropriately faces a probe by the Oregon State Bar for an ethics violation. But that would be to miss the larger point, which is named John Ludlow.
City digs deep to fix $25 million shortfall – Just 10 weeks into his new job, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he inherited one of the three worst budget shortfalls in city history, if not the worst.
What Will Mayor Mike Bloomberg Ban Next? Now that Mayor Mike Bloomberg has taken sugar-loaded gut-bombs out of the equation, with a prohibition on sodas larger than 16 ounces landing on March 12, New Yorkers once again get to play the fun game, What Will Bloomberg Ban Next?
I’m Just a Bill
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.
The Cities With The Most Extreme Commutes – Rebecca Miller, 27, leaves her house in New Brighton, Pa., by 5:30 every weekday morning to commute two hours to work in the registrar’s office of the University of Pittsburgh. First, she drives to the nearest Park-and-Ride lot in Ambridge, Pa. From there, she catches the 6 o’clock Port Authority bus to the end of the line in Pittsburgh, where she catches a train going downtown. Finally, she catches a second Port Authority bus that typically gets her to work between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. She does the reverse trip every evening at 5.
5 Interview Questions You Should Always Prepare to Answer – While you can never predict with certainty exactly what questions you’ll be asked in a job interview, some questions get asked so frequently that you’d be foolish not to prepare answers for them in advance. Here are five of the questions that you’ll most likely be asked.
Odd allies fight against taxing municipal bonds – The push for reliable roads and bridges is bringing together a strange-bedfellows coalition: not only cities and counties whose economies rely on such projects but also soybean farmers, truckers and state transit advocates.
5 memorable cover letters that went viral – The authors of the following cover letters were anything but obsequious. They were emotive, compelling, offensive, and innovative. Not all of them are imitable, but they do offer inspiration—or a cautionary tale.
The World Wide Web
Twitter App Update Improves Search – Twitter updated its mobile apps and mobile site Wednesday, adding enhancements to search, web browsing, and autocomplete suggestions.
Top 7 LinkedIn Features That All Professionals Should Be Using – You’ve filled out your LinkedIn experience, summary and maybe some other accomplishments and interests. But, what other LinkedIn features do you use to your advantage?
Face-Lift at Facebook, to Keep Its Users Engaged – Facebook plans to announce on Thursday a substantial redesign of its News Feed — a makeover aimed at both keeping users glued to the social network and luring more advertising dollars.