APWA Group Now on Facebook

You can now find and join an APWA group on Facebook dedicated to the APWA (American Public Works Association). Even though the site is still not yet official and has been set up by individual members of APWA, this group can still help to bring all APWA members together for networking, sharing, and advice. Now,Read… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 5 Picks

First, the Hokie Guru is going to step out of the sports world this week and start out with a management issue… time and attendance… I’m just curious how my readers would react if they got a message like this (a friend sent this to me): … has created and maintains a calendar where weRead… Read more »

Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation

Author’s Note: I originally published this on my blog on September 16, 2008. I’m republishing it here to see if anyone would like to discuss the ideas presented here. Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation By Dennis D. McDonald Here are six ways local governments can use social mediaRead… Read more »

American Revolution: the Second Time Around?

Like most other Americans, I’ve been consumed by the discussions on our economic “crisis” this past week. So much so, that I didn’t realize I was due for a blog post until I walked into the office this morning and discovered it was Thursday. I have a few “canned” posts for moments like this, butRead… Read more »

YGL – Where Does the Time Go?

Where does the time go? For many of us young, multi-tasking, information-saturated, new-to-government leaders, the answer probably includes part work, part play, and part procrastination (in fact, isn’t that how the whole blogosphere got started in the first place?) If you have a case of the pokes and can’t seem to focus on the taskRead… Read more »

Government Digital Design Community

Not sure if anyone has seen this site yet but I just found a web community based around 2D or 3D digital design within the public sector. Its called [acronym] Online – www.acronymonline.org and has a ton of chat forums, news articles and even a magazine. If you’re interested check it out. Pretty cool stuffRead… Read more »

And the winner is…

In July EPA asked for 30-60 second video submissions with the theme “Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life” which encourage Americans to test and fix their homes for radon, and we received more than 30 entries. We are pleased to announce the winning entry in the Radon Video Contest is “Eddie’s Story” submitted by BenjaminRead… Read more »