04.27.12 Knope(s) of the Week

The votes are in and the results have been tabulated: after a week of nominations and voting by our community, ELGL is thrilled to announce the winner of the Knope of the Week! As a reminder, The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL.

Without further ado, the winner of the 21th Knope of the Week goes to the . . . . 

Bryan Cosgrove, Wilsonville City Manager

Marty Wine, Tigard City Manager

Michael Brown, Hillsboro City Manager

We have a feeling this won’t be the last time that these three are recognized for their commitment to promoting the local government profession. All three were extremely candid in their remarks at the ELGL forum which provided attendees with a renewed sense of commitment.

Key takeaways from the panel:

  • Never accept the notion of “good enough for government.”
  • “Be yourself” is the key to successful interviewing.
  • Operate under the notion that the first answer is often wrong.
  • As a manager, picture yourself at the bottom of the organization chart working to help those above you.
  • Work to create an internship program within your organization.
  • Good to Great, Tipping Point, Freakonomics, and Worldly Philosophers are recommended reads from the panel

Previous Knope of the Week Recipients

Knope of the Week Acceptance Speeches