09.07.12 Your Morning Buzz


ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman – Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at noon for an ELGL forum with Steve Wheeler, Clackamas County Administrator and his two Deputy County Administrators, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman.  The forum will be held in Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Questions about light rail in Clackamas County? I’ve got answers. Join me noon Friday at www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city for a live chat about the future of light rail in Clackamas County.

ELGL Central Oregon Event: Leadership Trust Bank – Captain Cory Darling and Lieutenant Chris Carney from the Bend Police Department will discuss how managers and supervisors tend to lose the respect of those they are supposed to lead by the little things they do or do not do.  The Leadership Trust Bank will give an overview of the things successful leaders do to increase their credibility and things that are done by other managers and supervisors that create distrust and cause loss of credibility.

Introducing PSU Public Service Innovation Lab – I have put together a short survey to get feedback from local government leaders in order to understand the ways in which we can support your efforts to be more innovative. Please let us know how we can help by filling out our survey. It should take less than 5 minutes.  Your responses will be anonymous unless you optionally fill-in contact information so that we may follow-up with you.


Supreme Court Summary: Local Governments in the Limelight – Local governments (and/or local government employees) were directly involved in at least seven Supreme Court cases from the Court’s October 2011 term.  Considering the Court decided less than 70 cases, about 10 percent directly involved local governments.  Even more cases impact local governments, even if local governments weren’t a named party.

Who’s Listening to Diane Roark? An Oregon woman warned that the U.S. government was eavesdropping on its own citizens. Then it turned on her.

Data shows suburbs-to-Portland still dominant commute – For decades, Oregon planners have tried to cut down on commuting by encouraging more job growth closer to where people live. Phrases like “jobs-housing balance” became buzzwords.

Deschutes County names 5 admin finalists – Deschutes County announced Thursday five candidates who will interview for the county administrator position in Bend on Sept. 16-17.


Stop emailing to reduce stress, increase productivity – How often do you sit in a meeting, phone in pocket, and feel the incessant buzzing of emails piling up in your inbox? It’s a stressful, foreboding feeling. It should come as no surprise then that researchers at the University of California, Irvine say that answering fewer emails reduces stress and allows for greater productivity.

Managing an Online Reputation – Monitoring Web conversations, interacting with customers and honing your technical know-how can help your business get ahead.

Personal branding: 5 components to help you land a job – Days after graduating from college, I landed a job at a PR agency and received a promotion to an executive level position within less than a year. While I owe a lot of my success to my Alma Mater, one thing that made all the difference was personal branding.

Inside the UGB

Friday Night Lights and Buddy Garrity, I'll miss you. . .


Outside the UGB

FNL! Dillon Texas forever in our hearts

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iPhone owners more optimistic than Android or BlackBerry users – For instance, a whopping 65 percent of iPhone users surveyed said they could not live without their phones, while 15 percent of iPhone users said they’d rather give up sex than go a weekend without their phones.

10 mythical social media tools to make your life easier – From services that schedule tweets to fashion websites that shop for us, the social Web is revolutionizing our lives—giving us more time to, well, tweet or peruse Facebook (or go outside, whatever).

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