This blog is dedicated to local government officials - whether 'elected or appointed' who have a sense of humor. The humor on this blog was gleaned from years of working with Townships, Villages, School Boards, Cities, Counties as well as those damn special taxing districts and authorities. Hopefully you will find some great gems that will make you smile and maybe you will learn some powerful management lessons. Best Wishes, Gabe Gabrielsen - A Local Government Man
Most local public officials, even under ideal conditions, have trouble:
1) Locating their car keys,
2) Finding a phone number saved on their cell phone,
3) Retrieving a document saved on their home computer, 4) Trying to "pin the tail on the donkey at a colleagues birthday party."
However, every local public official I have ever met has told me they can find and push the snooze button on their alarm clock from 3 feet away, in about 1.4 seconds, with their eyes closed, first time, every time, on the morning of a board or council meeting when a public hearing scheduled.