I Love BBQ: Lauren James, City of Hayward, CA

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

Laurel James


Management Analyst, City of Hayward


When I think of Kansas City, I think about…

BBQ and blues.

The biggest issue facing local government is…

Unfunded liabilities/aging infrastructure.

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

Talk to everyone you can.

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

My mentors are too smart to run for President.

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