I Love BBQ: Kaela Dickens, City of Brooklyn Park, MN

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

Kaela Dickens


City Management Fellow, City of Brooklyn Park, MN


When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

Home! 🙂

The biggest issue facing local government is…

Direction and retaining good employees.

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

Talk to new people; don’t just stick with your work buddies.

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

Michelle Obama & John Nerge (my old boss)

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