Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star

When my agenda written to have meeting with Eugene’s mayor, I just act as another usual meeting. On the second the meeting run, I just realized that it was such a huge surprise and unbelievable session for me as well. I previously think that I only join with planning team who set the meeting with … Continue reading Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star

Triple Bottom Line Soul

Another attempt that show Eugene’s strong leadership in sustainability is establishment of Sustainability Commission which act as a policy advisory body to the council and city manager in the development or initiation that will enhance, develop and create sustainable practices within the community. The Sustainability Commission consist of 12 citizen members and one city councilor, … Continue reading Triple Bottom Line Soul

When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

Being placed in the city where has long-history of outstanding implementation about sustainable vision, I could not more beyond grateful. Eugene, the 160.000 city’s population, put ‘sustainability’ (particularly for city’s officials, public institutions, and the business sector) in the back of their mind. Members of the Eugene community consciously desire a healthy economy which conserves … Continue reading When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

“We should pay more taxes “

In my entire life, I never heard someone said consciously that He/She loves paying taxes. Study reports that every country has a complex tax system and there is always some people that have contradictory opinions with the taxes regulations in their country. The public doesn't feel like their money is being used properly by the … Continue reading “We should pay more taxes “

The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT

  Last night, while it was raining heavily outside, I was about to bed. Then, my phone started to vibrate and this message pop up! “What’s going on outside”, I guess. Another alert showed on my phone’s screen while I was sleeping. It did wake me up and luckily I found that my room’s ceiling … Continue reading The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT

Challenged to Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” –Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King Jr delivered his historic speech entitled “I have a dream” during the … Continue reading Challenged to Dream

The Voice of The City

Roaming in the Washington D.C. and listening to the voices it carries. Every city speaks for its own voice – the voice of people, nature, urban, and even the climate itself. Washington D.C. is one of the cities that has many voices on green aspect. To explore this unique voice, one has to hold full … Continue reading The Voice of The City

Connecticut at Glance!

First of all, I would like to thank the U.S. Department of State for funding the YSEALI Fellowship program, as well as ICMA for coordinating this wonderful project. Moreover, it is absolutely a great honor to be hosted by the United States House of  Representatives in Connecticut where I am exploring more about the legislative … Continue reading Connecticut at Glance!

Good governance: Information Contacts!

One of my duties in Statistics of NTT Province (Indonesia) is to manage our official website. I update the content of our website regularly depends on what kind of information that public need. So while I’m in Jackson County, I did a comparative study between the official website of Jackson County and my worksite in … Continue reading Good governance: Information Contacts!