I Love BBQ: Joey Garcia, City of Torrance, CA

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:


Joey Garcia

City of Torrance Administrative Analyst


When I think of Kansas City, I think about… the upcoming ICMA Conference and about how I should travel out of state more often.

The biggest issue facing local government is… succession planning and implementation.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… Jot-down why people are relevant or stood out on the back of their business cards; you can do the same when handing out yours out.

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…Biden/Knowles 2016 or my Brother Alex Garcia and Former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Caren Ray. Ray/Garcia 2016

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