05.17.12 Afternoon Delight

 Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63



RSVP for ELGL Conversation with Gov. Gregoire – The Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network would like to extend an invitation to the ELGL Conversation with Governor Christine Gregoire. Space will be limited for this event to 100 people, and we anticipate that we may reach capacity (ELGL currently has more than 300 members).  PSU President Wim Wiewel will also be attending this forum.


Downtown Toledo’s Minor League Mojo – Minor league ballparks can thrive when combined with a passionate local sports culture and an already improving downtown.

Youth programs spared from budget ax – Tigard Budget Committee restores police funding for backpack program, peer court and cadets.

Metro eyeing quicker, cheaper process for review of Powell-Division transit corridor – With federal support for mega transit projects drying up, local leaders are trying to find new ways to develop the region’s transit plans minus expensive light rail lines.

Portland-to-Milwaukie rail line gets $85 million in federal funding – The US Department of Transportation has awarded Portland’s regional mass transit agency $85 million to help complete the Portland to Milwaukie light rail line. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon announced the funding Thursday afternoon.


5 Ways to Attract The Next Generation of Public Servants – This is the third post in our GovLoop May Blog series, exploring how to break down silos in government. Our first post focused on the “trusted leader” and the traits required for leadership across government. Our second post explored collaboration strategies on your team. This week, we’ll look out to the future, and how to recruit the next generation of public servants.

10 PR lessons from Howard Stern – Howard Stern will soon appear as a judge on “America’s Got Talent”—an interesting, if risky, move for NBC. Many of the show’s viewers are probably not familiar with him, because they are either too young or just not his target demographic.

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