I Love BBQ: Chris Jackson, City of DeKalb, IL

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

Chris Jackson


Management Intern, City of DeKalb


When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

BBQ, the Chiefs, and warm weather

The biggest issue facing local government is…

we are currently working on two separate budgets (16.5 and 17) because we are converting budget cycles to a January – December cycle

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

Get sleep, schedule out what events you want to attend, talk to everyone!

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

Lauren Stott, Jared Heyn


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