Who Are You? with Joey Garcia, City of Torrance, CA

As part of the grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.


Joey Garcia (LinkedIn and Twitter) is an administrative analyst for the City of Torrance, CA.

Complete the following sentences.

In the last 60 days, my best accomplishment was…

Submitting my MPA Case-Work Portfolio for review!

The best thing about summer is…


Warmer weather.

You should probably know that I…

Have little idea what I’m doing and I’m okay with that.

I joined ELGL because…

Amber Cameron, City of Palo Alto,CA is great recruiter. Plus, I love meeting people who love doing good work.

The most famous phone number in my cell phone is…

Trump’s personal cell phone number.

Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….

The public should not have to pay for public record requests.

Agree, because it creates a barrier to information. Perhaps a higher limitation before fees kick in.

A Guns N’ Roses reunion tour is a good idea.


Agree, because why the heck not!

My neighbor understands services provided by local government.

Disagree! We can always do a better job to inform our residents of the value we add to their community.

Formal coaching/mentoring programs are worthwhile.

Agree! NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK! Not just for personal reasons, but also because it allows you to get a different perspective to issues you may be facing in your own city/county.

I have a landline telephone.

Nope! It’s 2016 FYI.