ELGL Willamette Valley

Schedule of Events

ELGL Willamette Valley holds meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Want to get involved with the chapter or learn more – contact Chris Workman, City of Veneta, City Recorder, HR & Risk Administrator, cworkman@ci.veneta.or.us.

Upcoming Events:

Community Rhythms and Public Leadership luncheon to June 20, from 12:00 – 1:00.

Past Events:

March 21, 2013 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Title:  “No Comment” — and Other Stupid Things You Should Never Say to Media

Presenter:  Mike Moskovitz, Public Affairs Manager, Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Location:  Willamalane Center, 250 South 32nd Street, Springfield, OR 97478 – Heron Room

Description: This mini-workshop will equip participants with some fundamental tools needed to deal with the media professionally and productively. This crash course in media relations will provide a better understanding of how reporters work and how to make your involvement with them work better. Participants will get practical tips on what to do and what not to do, how to prepare for a media interview, learn your “rights” with the media, interview traps to avoid and more!

April 18, 2013 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Title:  Current Eugene Issues, Q&A Session

Presenter:  Sarah Medary, Assistant City Administrator, City of Eugene

Location:  Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave., Sloat Conference Room

Description:  Participants will be treated to hear about some of the bigger issues the city administrator’s office is grappling with and a large amount of time will be provided for questions and answers.  Ms. Medary was recently recognized at ICMA’s 98th Annual Conference and awarded the Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award.

May 16, 2013 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Title:  Community Rhythms and Public Leadership

Presenter:  Elena Fracchia, United Way of Lane County

Location:  United Way of Lane County (3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield)

Description:  All communities have an ingrained narrative which can help to accelerate or block effective civic action. The key is to know the narratives at work in your community and the implications for moving ahead. Understanding the stages of community life (Community Rhythms) helps set the right expectations for change efforts that are essential to helping communities thrive. Come learn how to identify ways to act on specific community challenges and build community at the same time with the Community Rhythms Tool presented by United Way of Lane County.

February 21, 2013, 12:00-1:00 p.m.  

Title:  Behind the Curtain:  Tour of the Hult Center and discover the important role the arts play in a community.

Presenter:  Tour Guide provided by SHO (Support Hultcenter Operations)

Location:  The Hult Center, the corner of 6th and Willamette.  Meet at the lobby information desk.

Description:  We’ll take a backstage guided tour of the Hult Center’s Silva Concert Hall and Soreng Theater and discuss the Center’s operations, community outreach programs, and role in the Eugene community.

Optional:  bring your own lunch from 11:15-12:00 and catch the Lobby SHOcase concert featuring Timothy Patrick.

January 17th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

Title:   Triple Bottom Line Decision Making

Presenter:  by Babe O’Sullivan, City of Eugene Sustainability Liaison

Location:  Eugene Atrium Building, Sloat Conference Room

Description:  Come learn about the decision making framework Eugene staff is using to help  reach sustainability and human rights goals.

November 15, 2012

Title:  Local Government Management Certificate – LGMC

Presenter:  Jennie Messmer, Member Services Director League of Oregon Cities

Location:  Eugene Atrium Building, Saul Conference Room

Description:  Interested in the League of Oregon Cities’ certification program?  Come learn about the Oregon Local Leadership Institute and the Local Government Management Certificate from the State’s top guru on local government training.

August 16, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Title:   The Hierarchy of Community Needs:  What Maslow would have developed had he been an urban renewal junkie

Presenter:  Ric Ingham, Veneta City Administrator

Location:  Veneta City Hall, 88184 8th St., Veneta

Description:  This presentation will explain how Veneta’s urban renewal district has helped encourage development and growth. We’ll compare Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to a communities hierarchy of needs, from essential services & fiscal stability to quality of life services and everything in between.

July 19, 2012, 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Title:   Innovate Lane County ”creative, risky, innovative, initiative”

Presenter:  Lane County Administration

Location:  Lane County Administration Building,

Description:  “The initiative has taken our organization’s innovative spirit and kicked it into overdrive.” Come learn about the Counties new way of looking at things and how it’s getting things done in 2012.

June 21, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Title:   Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Multiple Generations Working Together

Presenter:  Springfield City Manager’s Office

Location:  Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street

Description:  Presentation will include a slide show put together by several members of Springfield’s management office, each representing a different generation. Come learn about what makes your generation so special and how appreciating the differences between generations can help your work relationships.

May 2, 2012, 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Title:   Inaugural Meeting of ELGL Eugene,

Presenter:  Chris Workman, City Recorder/HR and Risk Management Administrator, City of Veneta

Location:  Café Yumm, 730 E Broadway, Eugene

Description:  Informal social and introduction to the organization

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