Posts Tagged: chesapeake

Overcoming Challenges to Shared-Services Success

At the Alliance for Innovation’s recent Transforming Local Government conference, Virginia Beach was awarded a 2015 Innovation Award for its shared-service plan with Norfolk and Chesapeake.¬†Too often, people weigh the cost savings and efficiency of shared services against the risk of job loss and political difficulties and conclude it’s just not worth it. In workingRead… Read more »

Managing Your Time While Managing Your Social Media

This post originally appeared on my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” Thanks to Katie Mercado, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on time management and social media at today’s 33rd Annual PRSA Maryland Chesapeake Conference. I was actually a little surprised when Katie approached as I feel like there’s so much more thatRead… Read more »

The Chesapeake Bay goes on a Pollution Diet

A huge effort is underway to help improve the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its local tributaries. This is likely to be an awesome task, bringing together all aspects of water protection and respect for the environment. A new website has more details and links to all of the partners involved so far.Read… Read more »

Mute swans- victim or nemesis?

Check out this recent WAPO article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/15/AR2009051501258.html?hpid=topnews (you might need to create a free profile- sorry!) Invasive species posed real, dynamic threats to a variety of threatened and endangered environments; solutions to these problems are elusive and often occur at the intersection of science, society, and economics. Opinions welcome!