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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

Author: Alexander Vazquez

A couple weeks ago, as I walked back to my office from a meeting, I saw 50 plus people wearing “Made in Durham” t-shirts assembled in the City’s committee conference room. Needless to say, this caught my attention. When I … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Welcome to week four in GC (Granville County…check out that abbrev)! Today’s topic: website redesign. Let’s start with some background. First, GC has been using the same website for the last eight or nine years, so there is definitely some … Continued

Author: Joseph Maugeri

With all of the formalities that come with starting a new job out of the way, we have been able to throw ourselves into our work here at DPI. The vast majority of our time has been spent working on … Continued

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