Weekly Update

Weekly Update

It’s a day of reflection. I read that this year’s high school freshmen will learn about September 11, 2001 as history – it occurred before most of them were born. I wonder what effect 9/11 will have on them, as compared to the effects it has had on me.  Most specifically, the fact that it was a huge motivator for me to focus my career on public service. I applied to graduate school that winter, and started at UNC in 2002.

The “My Life in Presidential Terms” column has been a great way to learn more about the motivators for ELGL members as they’ve pondered which career choices to make. I often wonder, though, if the series went back farther than eight years, how many people would – like me – cite 9/11 as one of those key motivators to pursue a life in public service. Is this true for you? If not, what motivated you to pursue a local government career? We’d love to share your story on ELGL.org.

It was another busy week for ELGL, with new members joining, new “I Love BBQ” profiles, and some incredible blog content from guest authors Will Doerfer, Casey Earp, Matt Horn, Brittany Bennett and Henry Boyd. And, the ELGL schedule is as busy as ever with conferences galore in the next two months.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns you’d like ELGL to address; you can tweet at me to @kowyatt or email me directly. Thank you!


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Communicate (By the Numbers):

  • ELGL.org had 7,836 unique views on 20 posts.
  • The most popular post of the week? The #ELGL16 agendas.
  • Our Tweets from the main ELGL account had 43,100 impressions.
  • We added 15 new Facebook followers and our posts reached 2,900 people from the main ELGL Facebook page.



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