I just got home after spending the weekend in Santa Cruz, CA with the brainiacs from Seneca Systems. I’m super excited to work with them on all things local government. It’s not often that you find a company that is so invested in building technology tools for local government, and also seeks to truly understand how local government works.
Speaking of great companies that work closely with local government – this week we premiered the first-ever “ELGL Choice” list where we included 50 great companies that have received ringing endorsements from local government employees. You can check out the list here and see if your favorite company made the list.
I’m changing up the format of this weekly update a bit to make it more concise and to-the-point with highlights from the previous week. Please let me know if you like this format. As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns you’d like ELGL to address; you can tweet at me to @kowyatt or email me directly. Thank you!
- Registration is now open (and we’ve almost sold all of our tickets) – register today. Tickets are $35 for students, $75 for members and $100 for non-members.
- Meet our incredible ELGL sponsors! These great organizations are supporting #ELGL16 which keeps your ticket price low and the caliber of sessions high.
- No matter where you live, there’s an #ELGL16 near you. Check out the agendas for the October 21 conferences.
- Best. Week. Ever! (Again!) We added 71 new members to the ELGL family and four new organizational members:
- We introduced you to David Brauhn from the city of Walla Walla, WA.
- And, you met Roy Atkinson from the city of Altoona, WI.
- I Love BBQ series continued and we profiled seven more people who are signed up to attend the #ICMA16 ELGL mixer (here’s a summary of everyone who is attending):
Communicate (ELGL.org Content):
- Check out the top 50 local government companies.
- Round Rock, TX is at it again: check out their latest amazing video.
- #CityHallSelfie good times continue:
- Erik Clarke talked about his life in presidential terms.
- Kent Wyatt shared more of his takes on local government topics.
- Morning Buzz continued to share important local gov topics:
Communicate (By the Numbers):
- Check out this Building Community Engagement training offered by ELGL at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities fall conference.
- I chatted with Captain Chris Hsiung from the Mountain View Police Department about everything from high school yearbook staff, to implicit bias training for police officers.
- Mayor Matt Surrency appeared on ELGL Live! with Kent Wyatt.
Questions? Comments? Drop me a note and let me know how ELGL can best serve you!