Above the Fold

Above the Fold

In this new column, ELGL members will write about their experience or observation about a pressing local government issue. Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Did we miss something? Email [email protected] with your idea.

Created by:   Kent Wyatt
 
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Apps: If we have a mobile website, do we need an app?

 

Blockchain in local government

 

Book It: Building a book collection representative of community needs

 

Building an open data portal

 

Building a workforce reflective of community demographics

 

Changing role of the fire department

 

City attorney: in-house vs. out-of-house

 

Community policing

 

Confederate statutes

 

Dockless bike share

 

Getting the info that you need from vendors

 

Hosting a July 4th celebration 

 
Brandon Ford
Norristown, Pennsylvania has hosted a Fourth of July Celebration for as long as anyone can remember; but what happens when the one person on staff that is primarily responsible for the planning retires? That is exactly what happened to us in 2016.

Infrastructure

 

Local government involvement in federal issues

 

Media relations: How can local government effectively work with the local media

 

#MeToo

 

Paid volunteer time off

 

Plastic bag ban

 

Preparing for the 2020 Census

 

Recruiting police officers

 
Bucoda Warren
My graduation capstone was on police recruitment and retention in WA, so have some tips I could share from our team's research

Resilient cities

 
Brandon Ford
From a casual conversation in an elevator to winning the National League of Cities Small Cities Resiliency Competition earlier this year, the term resiliency took Norristown, Pennsylvania by storm over the past year and I'd love to share our story.

Sanctuary city

 

Splash pads

 

Strategic planning: Integrating a strategic plan into organizational culture

 
Jennifer Teal

Summer recreation programs

 

Surviving a PR crisis

 

Terminating underachieving employees

 

What I learned from running for office

 

Starting a podcast

 

Hosting Fresh Take

 
Josh Dukelow


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