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Author: fielykm

I have mentioned this before, but here at Wolf Trap we are an interesting park because of our interpretation of the National Park Service mission. Unlike most parks that focus primarily on preservation of natural and cultural resources, we also … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

It was a HUGE week. I’m talking a massive display of local government budgetary wizardry.  Last week the sleepy beach town of Pine Knoll Shores hosted the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association’s (NCLGBA; boy that is quite an acronym) … Continued

Author: natn

Call Number 22:   Vendor Representative: Hello, This is Supply Vendor. Siri, speaking. Nathalie: Good Afternoon, Siri. My name is Nathalie Santos and I’m calling on behalf of the Town of Hillsborough. (Short pause). Siri: Okay. Nathalie: I’m calling to … Continued

Author: fielykm

I did not post a blog last week because it was Independence Day, but that does not mean I wasn’t working. I spent the 4th working a 16 hour shift to support the National Mall’s huge fireworks display. My Deputy … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

Last week was a lot of fun and games, and I strongly suggest you check out last week’s blog here; it had dogs, cats, and (good?) humor. This week was different; this week was work. Yes, it was a four-day … Continued

Author: Laura May

Now that the Nonprofit Management Institute is over for the summer, we have shifted our focus to the top-secret project and a new project with a local nonprofit organization. For the purposes of the blog, I’m just going to refer … Continued

Author: natn

The Holiday and rollout of a new Procurement Policy greatly reduced my workload this week. So, I decided to create my first dashboard! It has all the essentials: pivot tables, pivot charts, if functions, iferror functions (because you can’t be too … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

Week 7: The One with Dogs Okay, I know this is a shamelessly clickbait-y title that doubles as a Friends pun. I know what I’ve done. But, hey I want to have the most post views at the end of … Continued

Author: Laura May

It’s hard to believe that the Nonprofit Summer Institute is already over! These five weeks have flown by and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of these nonprofit leaders. The discussion that occurred every week … Continued

Author: natn

To capture a more holistic view of local government, I started attending public meetings.  Despite Anne Williamson’s research, public presence during these meetings is abysmal. Of the four I attended, only Parks and Recreation had public comments. And, I can’t say … Continued

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