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Author: Alexander Vazquez

If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’re probably wondering what exactly I’m doing with the City of Durham – after all, I haven’t mentioned what I’m working on besides going to meetings and doing ride-alongs. Wonder no more! This … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

Coming off from a holiday weekend and getting back into the swing of work is always tough. Even more so when you’ve been battling a cough for going on three weeks. Thankfully when I called out of work on Tuesday, they … Continued

Author: Alexander Vazquez

Like most boys, I wanted to be a policeman or a firefighter for much of my childhood. Although I no longer have plans to become either, I relished the opportunity to live my childhood dream over the last couple weeks … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

As I thought about what to write in today’s post, I realized I’ve spent the last seven weeks talking about various things I’ve done in Granville County (GC), but I haven’t actually talked about the county itself. Let’s fix that! I … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

This past week was the week for my site visit from our beloved Susan Austin and I was so happy to see her and get to talk with someone from the program about all that I’ve been doing and had … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Welcome back! It’s week seven here in Granville County, and this is a short week thanks to the Fourth of July. Happy birthday, America! This week, we’re talking about social media. I’ve mentioned it in passing a few times, but … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

Last semester in our HR class we spent a lot of time talking about the various ways to maintain morale in the workplace and also learning about the importance of keeping employees engaged and feeling valued. Being able to see … Continued

Author: Joseph Maugeri

During the first year of the MPA program, we spent a lot of time learning how to bridge the academic and practical worlds. It’s one thing to understand advanced research methodologies and how to apply them, but research is only … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

Hello all! During these past two weeks, unfortunately I haven’t had too many chances to leave the office and attend meetings as much as in prior weeks. No two days are exactly the same in a nonprofit though and the activity … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Well, we’ve made it to the half-way point! This is the middle of my fifth week in GC, and I definitely feel right at home. This morning, someone asked me where the tax office was. I SHOWED HIM. Yes. Small … Continued

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