I Love BBQ: Olivia Burrell-Jackson, City of Decatur, GA

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:


Olivia Burrell-Jackson

City of Decatur, GA, ICMA Fellow



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

The biggest issue facing local government is… Citizen trust

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… Identify in advance what issues you need information for and what sessions provide that information

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select… Peggy Merriss (Decatur City Manager) & Dr. Karen Owen (my MPA director)


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