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Ideal Office Terms for Local Government Officials

Started this discussion. Last reply by GovLoop Dec 18, 2012. 4 Replies

What is the "ideal" length for a "term" in office for a 'Local Government Official' {i.e. Mayor, City Council, Village Board, County Board, School Board}? Some states have a 2 year term requirement…Continue

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Why It’s Hard to Change a Corporate Culture - fantastic lesson in human psychology

One of the best movies I enjoyed watching was "A Few Good Men".  It starred Tom Cruise as a Naval Lawyer defending two young Marines. If you saw this movie, or if you plan to watch this movie it's important to remember two things were not in THE BOOK = Code Red and directions to the Chow Hall.This is a sad but true tale of how…See More
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Gabe Gabrielsen commented on Joseph Porcelli's blog post '3 Self Care Tips and Resources to Deal with Stress and Trauma from #NavyYardShootings'
"Good advice.  Simple - and straightforward.  Nothing like common sense to deal with unexpected problems.  Gabe "
Sep 16, 2013
Gabe Gabrielsen commented on Gabe Gabrielsen's blog post 'Can Any Government Official From Missouri Confirm this?'
"Dick,  I am not sure if all the information in this article is correct - that is why I was hoping to hear from some public employees or government officials from Missouri.  I agree with do need to have more open discussions on how to deal…"
Aug 20, 2013
Gabe Gabrielsen commented on Joshua Millsapps's blog post '3 Common characteristics of successful people'
"Very well put.  No one (oh, I guess there might be a few who will) can disagree with how you eloquently stated your thoughts and outlined a recipe for success that deep down inside we all know will work. . That's for…"
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Dick Davies commented on Gabe Gabrielsen's blog post 'Can Any Government Official From Missouri Confirm this?'
"Thank you for posting this. We need a more robust examination of our alternatives."
Aug 20, 2013
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Can Any Government Official From Missouri Confirm this?

Missouri has no illegal aliens? A colleague sent this to me and I am skeptical this is true. Missouri's approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona.So, why doesn't Missouri receive attention? Answer: There are no illegal's in Missouri to demonstrate. The "Show Me" state has again. In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official…See More
Aug 18, 2013
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"Glad we are Gov Loop friends. Look forward to sharing ideas in the future.  Gabe"
Aug 15, 2013
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Avian Flu - New Light Shed on potentially disaterous local government problem

Remember the potential public health threat back in 2005 regarding Avian Flu.  Supposedly chickens in China had contracted a flu which was found to be contagious to humans? Worst yet the desease chickens were then infecting other birds - especially migratory birds.  Scientists confirmed that birds from China do in fact migrate to the US via Russia and Canada as well as to the middle east and western Europe. Well this story might be of interest to all you who were involved in the planning and…See More
Aug 9, 2013
Gabe Gabrielsen replied to GovLoop's discussion 'Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?'
"John, Not sure I agree with your philosophy 100% but I am with you 100% with "the favor rule being a bit self serving".   Gabe Gabrielsen   "
Jul 26, 2013
Gabe Gabrielsen replied to GovLoop's discussion 'Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?'
"Hi Gabe Gabielsen here - This is and Excellent Question Let me throw in my 2 cents on this subject. The short is it depends.  I am a local government consultant.  I work with cities, counties, townships, boroughs, villages, parishes and…"
Jul 25, 2013
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The Ventriloquist and City Council Members

Maybe I have a warped sense of humor but I loved this story. Several City council members from around the state traveled to the State Capital to attend a special economic summit sponsored by the Governor's office.  On the last night of the summit six City Councils attending – and who had just met at the summit - decided to go out for a night on the town before returning to their homes the following day. Walking down the street they entered a fancy nightclub not far from their hotel that had a…See More
Jul 24, 2013
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How Local Government Decisions Are Really Made

People often seem surprised by the decisions local public officials make.  It’s not uncommon to hear community residents say, “What the heck were they thinking about when they …???” Since I enjoyed the privilege of a lengthy career in local government, I was able to personally observe the process many local government bodies used to make their difficult decisions.  From what I saw, most local public officials went through a rigorous process involving five distinct steps.  This article will…See More
Jul 11, 2013

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Why It’s Hard to Change a Corporate Culture - fantastic lesson in human psychology

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:46am 0 Comments

One of the best movies I enjoyed watching was "A Few Good Men".  It starred Tom Cruise as a Naval Lawyer defending two young Marines. If you saw this movie, or if you plan to watch this movie it's important to remember two things were not in THE BOOK…

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Can Any Government Official From Missouri Confirm this?

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 4:51pm 2 Comments

Missouri has no illegal aliens?

 

A colleague sent this to me and I am skeptical this is true.

 

Missouri's approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date…

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Avian Flu - New Light Shed on potentially disaterous local government problem

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 12:43am 0 Comments

Remember the potential public health threat back in 2005 regarding Avian Flu.  Supposedly chickens in China had contracted a flu which was found to be contagious to humans? Worst yet the desease chickens were then infecting other birds - especially migratory birds.  Scientists confirmed that birds from China do in fact migrate to the US via Russia and Canada as well as to the middle east and western…

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