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September 2018


Planning with Logic Models

Planning with Logic Models

September 27, 2018 by Ben Johnson
Category: Tools for Planners

Logic models can be used as a tool for creating effective plans. This blog post provides an overview of logic models and how local governments can use this tool for creating new initiatives or evaluating existing programs to ensure they align with clear, desired results. 

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Introducing Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant

Introducing Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant

September 25, 2018 by Sarah Doar
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This blog post introduces Sarah Doar, MRSC's newest Legal Consultant. 

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New Laws Address Collective Bargaining

New Laws Address Collective Bargaining

September 21, 2018 by Linda Gallagher
Category: Collective Bargaining , New Legislation and Regulations

This blog post gives an overview of four new laws passed by the 2018 Washington State Legislature regarding public employers. 

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Introducing Laura Crandall, Public Policy and Finance Analyst

Introducing Laura Crandall, Public Policy and Finance Analyst

September 19, 2018 by Laura Crandall
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MRSC welcomes Laura Crandall to its staff. Laura is joining us as the Public Policy and Finance Analyst. 

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Tips for Improving Your Grant Proposal Development Process

Tips for Improving Your Grant Proposal Development Process

September 18, 2018 by Amy Gabriel
Category: Revenues , Finance

From providing feedback on draft grant guidelines to employing an outside consultant, this post offers tips on how municipalities can improve the grant development process. 

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The Election Edition of What if…?

The Election Edition of What if…?

September 13, 2018 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Elections

In this blog post, MRSC Legal Consultant Paul Sullivan reviews some unlikely occurrences that could arise in and after elections and what should be done in response.

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A Review of 2018 Legislative Outcomes Related to Public Works

A Review of 2018 Legislative Outcomes Related to Public Works

September 11, 2018 by Judy Isaac
Category: Purchasing and Contracting , New Legislation and Regulations

The 2018 legislative session made some additions and some changes affecting public works contracting. MRSC Public Works Consultant Judy Isaac recaps the rulings and highlights some of the impacts in the post.

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Why We Need Joy in Government

Why We Need Joy in Government

September 7, 2018 by Government Performance Consortium
Category: Government Performance Consortium

In the final post of the 3-part series, authors Larisa Benson and Chelsea Lei of the Government Performance Center make the case why joy is essential for transforming the experience of working in government and achieving meaningful performance improvement.

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Government of the Future Part 2: Reframing Performance Measurement

Government of the Future Part 2: Reframing Performance Measurement

September 6, 2018 by Government Performance Consortium
Category: Government Performance Advisor , Government Performance Consortium

Part 2 of this 3-part series from the Government Performance Consortium looks at why local governments need to reframe performance measurements by amplifying a growth mindset and focusing on human potential. 

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Government of the Future Part 1: Nurturing Innovation with Empathy

Government of the Future Part 1: Nurturing Innovation with Empathy

September 4, 2018 by Government Performance Consortium
Category: Government Performance Advisor , Government Performance Consortium

The first of this 3-part series from the Government Performance Consortium emphasizes the importance of support, empathy, and connection within organizations that are pushing the boundaries of government excellence. 

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