I Love BBQ: Ashley Sonoff, Gresham & Multnomah County, OR

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

Ashley Sonoff


Oregon Local Government Fellow, City of Gresham/Multnomah County

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When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

Visiting “the big city” as a kid growing up in a small town in southern Missouri.

The biggest issue facing local government is…

Achieving equitable and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

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

Take notes! Not just on the sessions you attend, but on the people you meet so you can follow up in a meaningful way after the conference.

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

Leah Tivoli (City of Seattle) and Dr. Justin Marlowe (UW Evans School)

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