Weekly Update – 06.19.16

Weekly Update – 06.19.16

What a week! ELGL made its first visit to Kentucky, and we had the most web visits on ELGL.org of all time! Let’s celebrate with a weekly update:

My trip to Louisville was awesome – here’s the recap of the trip, including session highlights and an overview of the presentation I gave on workforce development. After being home for a few days, I’ve had a chance to reflect on this conference, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was the best local government conference I’ve ever attended (other than ELGL conferences, natch).

Karate chopping the glass ceiling with this fantastic group of women at #govlive GPI 2016!

Karate chopping the glass ceiling with this fantastic group of women at #govlive GPI 2016!

Why was it such a great conference? Three main reasons:

  • First, the speaker lineup was exemplary – a great mix of professionals and vendors (for example, in one panel on digital cities, the panel included two CIOs and someone from Comcast) with an emphasis on practicality.
  • Second, the attendees were so energetic. The conference had a great vibe – so much excitement for public sector innovation. There was definitely a sense that people wanted to be there, and they weren’t forced to go by their boss, or were just cutting out of work for a few days.
  • Last, the 1.5 day length was perfect to get in a lot of learning, without dragging on for days and days.

I highly recommend marking your calendars for the 2017 Government Innovation & Performance Summit.

We also had a banner week on ELGL.org, because of the intense interest in our Trending Now! award program. We’re really excited to see so much energy and enthusiasm about how local governments use social media. It’s important to recognize and celebrate good work and we’re hopeful that awards like Trending Now! will showcase the best work that’s being done in the public sector.

Here’s your Sunday column with an overview of what we’ve accomplished in the prior week. If you have any questions, please email me or tweet at me.

ELGL Weekly Update – 06.19.16


Communicate (ELGL.org Content):

Communicate (By the Numbers):

  • ELGL.org had 24,478 page views (16,835 unique views) on 31 blog posts.
  • The most popular post of the week? The Trending Now! award blew everyone else out of the water.
  • Our Tweets from the main ELGL account had 76,00o impressions.
  • We added 26 new Facebook followers and our posts reached 21,670 people from the main ELGL Facebook page.


  • This week: We’re in Everett, Washington for the Association of Washington Cities conference.
  • And also this week: We’re in Fontana, Wisconsin for the WCMA & ILCMA summer conference.


Final Thoughts:

Here’s my favorite GIF of the week:


Questions? Comments? Drop me a note and let me know how ELGL can best serve you!