I Love BBQ: Jay-Michael Baker, Pueblo West Metropolitan District

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:


Jay-Michael Baker

Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Community Engagement Manager

When I think of Kansas City, I think about… Chiefs?

The biggest issue facing local government is… Effective transparency and community engagement to the point where citizens are empowered and engaging in the democratic process.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… Drink lots of water.

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…That’s a great question. I’ll play the “politican” here and say I can’t choose just two top mentors. I have learned tremendously from several great mentors and leaders.

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