I Love BBQ: Madison Thesing, Oregon Local Government Fellow

Kansas City

ELGL is co-hosting the hottest social event at #ICMA16 in Kansas City, MO – the Sunday evening BBQ Mix & Mingle. No one likes to attend an event when they don’t know anyone else attending, so ELGL is publishing daily “I Love BBQ” profiles of our registered attendees to give you a sneak peek and preview of your fellow local government BBQ aficionados. Learn more about the creative and innovative local government leaders you’ll meet at this ICMA mixer:


Madison Thesing

ICMA/ELGL Oregon Local Government Fellow


When I think of Kansas City, I think about… BBQ.

The biggest issue facing local government is…balancing priorities for long range community development.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… be willing to explore and attend a range of panel topics

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select… Julie Rusk from City of Santa Monica & Janet Denhardt USC

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