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Author: Jonathan Yeomans

*Mea cupla: Wasn’t accurate in my original post. Should be accurate now. Last week I had the opportunity to chat with some of the folks who work in the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging. The Area Agency on Aging, … Continued

Author: Emily Portner

Just call me the garbage girl because this post is about trash again! It just so happens that I had the opportunity this week to do a ride-a-long with the Town’s solid waste crew and live the life of a … Continued

Author: Amy Strecker

One of the things that will stick with me from my summer experience is that there is so much more going on at Progress Energy* than simply power generation and delivery.  In Corporate Communications, I’ve had the chance to work … Continued

Author: bsmonroe

I don’t have much to talk about this week.  My main project, to make an informational booklet for the staff, has kept me in front of the computer for most of the last  2 weeks.   For this portion of … Continued

Author: Safa Sajadi

The planning just like the fun never ends at program evaluation! For the past few weeks I have been fortunate to see the planning phases for two Program Evaluation (PED) projects. Now that the planning stages are almost over, I … Continued

Author: Jonathan Yeomans

I know that Chapel Hill is Emily’s territory, but this recent N&O article touches on some development issues I discussed in my last post (Popsicle rule). http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/06/27/553635/businesses-flee-chapel-hill.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz0sAqLB0vf The basic thrust of the article is that Chapel Hill is having a hard … Continued

Author: Safa Sajadi

When the hum of state aircraft dissipates, and the clouds clear over the horizon the staff of the Program Evaluation Division (PED) can be found juggling other projects.  Interestingly these projects are not just limited to projects on the current … Continued

Author: bsmonroe

Last week I had the privilege of sitting in on two meetings.  The first meeting was with former Iowa Senator Roger Jepsen and his colleague. The objective of this meeting was to request assistance for a visa applicant who was … Continued

Author: Amy Strecker

When the power went out for several days last winter, the Asheville community and Progress Energy* turned to Twitter to facilitate communication about outage areas and power restoration plans.  With computers and internet access out of commission, mobile phones became … Continued

Author: Emily Portner

When you read the Town of Chapel Hill’s budget book this year (its sure to be on the NY Times bestseller list no doubt!), the GFOA-required Performance Measures section will only contain what the Town budget manager refers to as … Continued

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