Posts Tagged: board

IJIS Institute Members Elect New Board of Directors

IT industry leaders elected by their peers to provide strategic guidance to the IJIS Institute Ashburn, VA, (August 13, 2013). The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security welcomes four new Board of Directors members. The IJIS Institute’s members, composed of 150 information technology… Read more »

Three Comments Newly Elected Local Government Officials Should Never Make

After years of local government service and extensive personal observations of public officials I have listed below three comments that – newly elected or appointed -local public officials should never, ever make during a public meeting. These comments have absolutely no connection with the reality of local government. 1. Based on my experience … 2…. Read more »

A Primer For Local Government Officials Who Want To Jump Start Economic Development

Any easy way to grasp “how to jump start local economic development” is to understand that every community across America {except where the sale of liquor is prohibited by a municipal law or County ordinance} has three types of bars? There are trendy upscale bars – the nightclubs, supper clubs and ethnic pubs. Places where… Read more »

How I Wound Up Working for Government

It was local government day and seniors from the local high school were invited to visit City Hall. Those students who took the field trip to City Hall were given a tour of all the City offices and then they had lunch with several members of the City Council. After lunch, they were invited to… Read more »

Incredible Time Management Tools

Time management is critical for local government administrators and managers. During my career in local government I found three tools that helped me retain control of my time. With the New Year here I thought I’d share these tools to see if you can incorporate them for your use. If this article is of value… Read more »

A question for Teachers, Principals, School Administrators and School Board Members

Local Government Humor If GH stands for P as in Hiccough If OUGH stands for O as in Dough If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbor If TTE stands for T as in Gazette If EAU stands for O as in Plateau Then shouldn’t we be… Read more »

Recovering from the Recovery Act: Part 4

While “austerity” is the buzz word in the federal government today, just three years ago the government had launched a massive recovery operation to stem the tide of what looked like a bottomless recession by spending $787 billion as fast as possible. How did career feds make it happen right? While there are debates as… Read more »

Seeking Local Government Acroynms

Your help is requested. During my extensive time in local government we used a variety of acroynms . Acroynms that would help us briefly describe the issue before us. Below is a list of the some of the acroynms I frequently used. If you have any, or know of any, acryonms used in local governments… Read more »