The 42nd Knope of the Week has been selected after a week long search for the individual(s) or group who has done the most to advance the mission of ELGL. In case you haven’t yet memorized the ELGL mission statement, here it is in its entirety,
THE MISSION of the Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network is to enhance communication between emerging and experienced government professionals; provide for professional advancement in the field by identifying employment opportunities and through targeted training and education; and support the advancement of professional local government management.
Before we announce this week’s recipient, we ask you to turn away from your computer screen and repeat the ELGL mission in an opera voice. Now that you’ve proven your allegiance to ELGL, we are happy to share with you this week’s recipient of the Knope of the Week is…..
ELGL Advisory Board Member
Rosalynn is a two-time winner of the award. We recognize Rosalynn this time for her commitment shown organizing the recent Clackamas County Administrators forum. Her organizational skills and attention to detail made for the perfect setting for ELGL’s maiden county voyage. Most of us do not realize the logistics and balancing act required for hosting an ELGL forum. Rosalynn took on the challenge by managing the caterer (Singer Hill), three presenters, room set up, and agenda. Luckily her co-workers (Erin Tokos and Nancy Drury) were helpful and committed to making the event a success.
While we all enjoyed the forum, we also want to recognize Rosalynn for her other behind-the-scenes contributions to ELGL. She has served as a member of the ELGL advisory board member during this exciting, but challenging transition from an informal group to an official non-profit which is ready to launch on Monday.
Her other important contribution is providing input on the 2013 Speaker and Issue Series. In soliciting ideas for the 2013 series, Rosalynn was quick to answer the call with a list of interesting topics and speakers which have the potential to expand ELGL to new, diverse audiences.
And did we mention that Rosalynn coordinates the Clackamas County Emerging Leaders Group and has been selected to participated in the county’s leadership academy.
Good job, good effort, Rosalynn.
Previous Knope of the Week Recipients
- Clackamas County Administrators – Steve Wheeler, Laurel Butman, Nancy Newton
- Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate
- Pat Mobley, Portland State University Faculty
- Oregon Transformation Project and Positively Clackamas
- Bob Moore, Bob’s Red Mill
- Greater Portland Inc – Sean Robbins, CEO and Maggie Finnerty
- David Donaldson, City of Lake Oswego Interim City Manager
- Jeff Towery, City of Springfield Assistant City Manager and OCCMA President
- Barbara Roberts, Former Oregon Governor and Current Metro Councilor
- Laura Cleland, Association of Oregon Counties
- Heather Reagan, Nathan Reagan (Handy & Reagan) and Peter Watts (Jordan Ramis)
- MPA Graduates
- Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, Former State of Oregon Economist
- Dave Waffle, City of Beaverton Assistant Finance Director
- Joe Gall, City of Sherwood City Manager
- Governor Gregoire and Staff
- Umpqua Bank (Barbara Baker, Michelle Van Allen, Nancy Lloyd, Robert Cross)
- Jessica Struyk, PSU MPA, cities of Beaverton and Fairview
- Patrick Quinton, Portland Development Commission Executive Director
- Bryan Cosgrove (Wilsonville), Marty Wine (Tigard), Michael Brown (Hillsboro)
- Chris Workman, City of Veneta
- Portland Timbers (Mike Golub, Chelsey Cossey, Patti Peters, Amber Browne)
- Anthony Petchel, Bank of the Cascades
- Claire Oliver, West Linn Tidings
- Phil Keisling, Director of Portland State University Center for Public Service
- Geoff Pursinger, Tigard Times
- Ken Ray, Metro Senior Public Affairs Coordinator
- Alliance Resources Consulting, Colin Baenzinger and Associates, Strategic Government Resources, Waldron & Associates
- OMFOA Developing Professionals (Heidi Starks, Rhyan Van Horn, Toby LaFrance)
- Justin Cutler (LaPine Parks & Rec), Robyn Christie (Bend), Kirsten Wyatt (West Linn)
- Rhyan Van Horn, TriMet senior accountant
- ELGL Advisory Board
- Cate Schneider, Lake Oswego city recorder
- Alex McIntyre, Lake Oswego city manager
- Matt Bailing, Willamette graduate, ELGL data analyst
- Megan Messmer, PSU MPA student, City of Banks intern, City of Dayton intern
- Zoe Monahan, Sherwood assistant planner
- Rosalynn Greene, Clackamas County sustainability analyst and Karen Pearson, Clackamas County human resources program coordinator
- Kathy Mollusky, West Linn city recorder
- Jordan Wheeler, Lake Oswego assistant to the city manager