I Love BBQ: Craig Dudek, City of Olathe, KS

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:


Craig Dudek

City of Olathe, KS, Management Fellow

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When I think of Kansas City, I think about… A city I never thought I would move to- yet, here I am!

The biggest issue facing local government is… Staying ahead of growth, recruiting millenial’s, and continuing to remain tax-friendly.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences…Go mobile – make the most of the conference app! Also, get on social media and use some hashtags. In general, be more intentional about making the most of your conference experiences and don’t take any of it for granted!

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…Mike Hutchinson (Mesa, AZ), and Karen Thoreson (Alliance for Innovation).

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