ELGL Is…..

one of the most innovative and dynamic groups of local government emerging leaders in the nation. Strategic Government Resources (SGR)

a great idea to get together and share ideas, problems, concerns, etc. Safety in numbers!! State Rep. Margaret Doherty

is fantastic!!! I like the website and interesting information that’s included. In fact, I printed off the article about take-home vehicles as that is something we are tweaking this year. Eric Peterson, Hillsborough Town Manager

a brilliant engaging group of young emerging professionals working for or passionate about governance and public service careers. Jazzmin Reece, Reece Consulting

a great way to connect with other local professionals. I wish I had been part of a group like this 10 years ago. David Matz, State of Oregon- Department of Human Services

a 21st century model of a great professional organization. High on energy and content, low on excess “overhead”. Katie Mangle, City of Wilsonville

a learning opportunity. Andy Gale, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

stimulating, informative and better than chocolate cake! Michelle Bixler, Willamalane Park and Rec District

a breath of fresh air, bringing communication and education opportunities for local government folks. Elise Scolnick, City of Damascus

exciting to be a part of. Charles Clark, Lane County

well worth $20 a year!. Rhett Tatum, Clackamas County

fascinating as it expands the paradigm of what a “professional” organization should be as it bysteps some of the archaic lines of membership and reaches out to government workers that might not otherwise ever meet one another. Sue Ryan, City of Canby

better than a cold Belgian ale on a hot summer’s day. David Snider, City of Sandy

a great way to connect local government professionals, share experiences, and learn from one another. Amanda Lamb, City of San Diego

my first stop on my blog reader in the morning! Elisa Hamblin, City of Portland

an excellent group providing valuable insights for career advancements through sessions and a network of incredible people. Norma Alley, City of Newberg

an awesome networking and content rich (because of the speakers and use of social media) un-organization AND I mean this as a great complement!! Mary Beth Henry, City of Portland

a great way to network with fellow government employees. Debbie Matheney, Eugene School District

my go-to resource for the local government scoop and a wonderful way to get to know staff from other jurisdictions! Jessica Struyk, City of Gresham

a refreshing perspective. Petra Schuetz, Coburg City Administrator

motivating government employees. Rhyan Van Horn, TriMet

a good way to learn about a lot of different things. Mark Stotik, Clackamas County

an outstanding resource to meet other local government leaders across jurisdictions and disciplines. Heidi Starks, West Slope Water District

an incredible opportunity for networking and my go-to for resources. Teri Bankhead, City of Milwaukie

nurturing the next generation of civic leaders. Anthony Petchel, OMSI

a great place to begin and maintain your development in the profession of public service. Pat Mobley, City of Milwaukie

my new favorite LinkedIn group! Ashley Graff, University of Kansas

a fantastic venue for the next generation of local government leaders to partner with each other, learn the ropes, build relationships, and help each other make the best impact possible on the communities we serve. Eric Chambers, City of Gresham

ELGL In the News

Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association (OMFOA): Quarterly Newsletter

Carolina MPA Newsletter – Spreading the Carolina Spirit Far and Wide

Elon University: Elon alum guides thriving local government leadership organization

Kent Wyatt ’00, a senior management analyst for the city of Tigard, Ore., is working to change the perception of local government through an organization, Emerging Local Government Leaders, which he and his wife, Kirsten, established in 2008.

In an article published in The Times of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood, Wyatt says his group has experienced rapid growth in the past two years, bringing in hundreds of public-sector employees from all over Oregon. Emerging Local Government Leaders seeks to facilitate relationships between local government employees to, in Wyatt’s words, “lead to more efficient government.

Strategic Government Resources Email Newsletter:

For fans of the sitcom, Parks and Rec, SGR was recognized with the “Knope of the Week” award by the Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network. The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL. ELGL is one of the most innovative and dynamic groups of local government emerging leaders in the nation.

Beaverton Valley Times, Lake Oswego Review, Portland Tribune, and Tigard/Tualatin Times:

Leaders unite to boost image of public sector work

Emerging Local Government Leaders, has exploded in the last two years, growing to hundreds of members from more than 60 government agencies and municipalities across Oregon. Plans are in the works to start a Central Oregon branch later this month.

“I think it’s a great organization,” said Randy Ealy, an ELGL member who serves as Beaverton’s chief administrative officer. “Most of the members are young, aspiring public professionals, and this is an opportunity for them to work together and network and get exposed to some of the great mentoring opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.”

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