I Love BBQ: Richard Brown, Somerset, MA

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. 

Link: Register for ELGL at #ICMA16: BBQ Mixer

Richard Brown


Town Administrator, Somerset, MA

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When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

Tom Pendergast and how political corruption fueled the support for city managers

The biggest issue facing local government is…

Loss of a major employer/tax payer

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences…

Network and learn from others – often outside of the sessions

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…

My kids for teaching me humility

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