President of Ohio’s Board of Education, Debe Terhar, still hasn’t spoken to Ohioans about her H-bomb

Thought for the weekend: Maybe we’re hearing people drop literary equivalents of bombs – shiny distracting explosive objects – in the midst of debates about complicated issues precisely because the issues are so complicated. And isn’t it easier to follow the shiny object and debate that? But if anything, we should note those explosions as…

Public Meetings on Merger Study: February 7 & February 8

From the inbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: John O’Brien: 216.698.2099 or jfobrien@cuyahogacounty.us Nicole Dailey Jones: 216.263.4602, 216.338.0863 or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us MERGER STUDY KICK-OFF, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION DESIRED Cuyahoga County – The Shared Services/Merger Study for Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike, and Woodmere, Ohio is being launched through a series of public meetings on Thursday, February 7,…

This Thursday: Local Government Collaboration: Are We There Yet???

The last several months have been extraordinarily busy ones for me as I find and hit a groove with my work at The Civic Commons on behalf of the EfficientGovNetwork.  You can check out what Jill built, with some very excellent assistance from the Civic Commons team, here and can join us in person to…

CampaignTech Keynote: “Ditch the Fear and Communicate”

Nice photo and article about the opening keynote in which I got to participate at last week’s CampaignTech conference (which was really excellent).  There are other articles and photos floating around out there but I’ve not had time to track them down. Many thanks to Julie Germany, Shane Greer & Shane D’Aprile of Campaigns &…

The Cain Takeaway: He Minimizes & Simplifies the Least Reductive of Problems

And that is not leadership. Whether we’re talking Herman Cain’s economic plan (9-9-9 or 9-0-9) or how he and his campaign are failing to deal with Politico’s reporting on the settlement specifics between the National Restaurant Association (when Cain was its head) and two of its former employees regarding alleged sexual harassment in the workplace,…