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.



Local government involvement in federal issues


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




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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