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Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners

Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been observed during the first week of May. The week is dedicated to recognizing the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. Our team has...

Eric Sack, GISP Local Government, School Districts, Staff and Culture
FLO President Becomes an Admin for a Day

On Friday, April 16, 2021, I had the opportunity to work as an administrative teammate. I was told to be on-site in our Portland office at 8:00 a.m., bring a mask, and remember social distancing requirements. I decided to get to the office a...

Steven P. Taylor Staff and Culture
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at FLO: Progress and Future Plans

In 2019, FLO launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. Three core values guide DEI at FLO: Everyone deserves a safe, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We can better serve the communities where we work by increasing...

Jennifer King Staff and Culture
Redistricting for Local Governments: What You Need to Know

When people think about redistricting, the first thing that comes to mind is usually congressional districts. However, many local government agencies are also required to reapportion their voting districts every ten years. Due to challenges...

John McKenzie Local Government
The 2020 Census Delay and Local Redistricting

The statutory deadline for the delivery of apportionment data for the 2020 census has passed, and we’re still waiting to hear exactly when the Census Bureau will release the data. That means local public agencies are still in the dark about...

John McKenzie Government