Welcome Newest Member:
Lauren Stott, Northern Illinois MPA, Administrative Intern
Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250)
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Does Light Rail Really Encourage People to Stop Driving? No, but it does pull them off buses, if a new study of British systems is any indicator.
Poll Finds Oregonians Open to Property Tax Changes – Lawmakers in Salem are considering many changes in Oregon’s property tax system, hoping to address issues of fairness,compression and, in some cases, they’re trying to bust the limits created by ballot measures over the past 23 years.
Springfield bidding for fan favorite in contest – The city’s idea for mobile health care units could become a reality if it wins a philanthropic contest
Time to bag it – Within weeks Eugene shoppers must give up their plastic habit
Is Boston Ready for an Apartment Building That Bars Cars? The architect Sebastian Mariscal begins his plans for any future project with the same question, one that has little to do with the aesthetics of a building or the experience of the people who will one day use it. “When I design a building,” he says, “the first thing I have to resolve is my parking.” He means, by this, that he must weigh requirements in most city codes mandating aspecific ratio of off-street parking spaces for each new unit of housing or office space.
I’m Just a Bill
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
444 Most Popular Job Interviewer Questions To Prepare Yourself With – Some of these questions are what you’d expect. Some of these questions frankly don’t make much sense. And some of these questions are shocking and possibly offensive.
Younger Workers Need a Career Narrative – Senior executives in professional firms aspire to match the right people to the right work, but here, these senior executives don’t have enough to go on. Facing pressure to staff a project quickly, there’s little to stop them from assuming that Greg wants his next assignment to be just like projects he’s done in the past.
A Call to Action
Willamette University MBA for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management Preview Day – Willamette University’s Early Career and Career Change MBA is hosting a Preview Day for prospective students on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. You are invited to visit the Salem, Oregon campus, connect with current students, experience a sample class, meet Willamette MBA alumni and answer your questions about life in the Willamette Early Career and Career Change MBA program.
Join live chat Wednesday with Oregon’s Suzanne Bonamici – U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will take questions from the public during a live web chat this Wednesday, Feb. 27, starting at 12:15 p.m. (PST).
VOTE: Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection – The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge is a competition designed to inspire America’s mayors to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
Hillsboro planners available to talk ‘shovel-ready’ development, infrastructure in North Hillsboro on Thursday – Hillsboro’s Planning Department is hosting an open house on Thursday to discuss plans to make 330-acres of farm land “shovel-ready” for development.
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