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Six conferences in one day means that the #ELGL16 family is spread across the country – from Durham to Portland (and Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Menlo Park).

ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate and educate. And while we can promise that each #ELGL16 pop up location will communicate and educate about local government topics, geography makes it hard to truly connect with our amazingly diverse membership.

And so we’re assigning each #ELGL16 attendee to a band.  Your #ELGL16 band is your chance to form connections with other ELGL members, even if they’re not attending the same pop-up location as you.

The #ELGL16 planning committee hopes that you’ll find a way to communicate with your bandmates before, during and after the conference. It’s our way to making the nationwide ELGL family a little smaller and more manageable as you continue your public service career. To quote the legendary Steven Van Zandt:

Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart. 

Your #ELGL16 Bandmates:

  • Patricia Black, Management Partners, CA – LinkedIn
  • Carol Bua, City of Vancouver, WA – LinkedIn
  • Robert Cheney, Center for Public Service, OR – LinkedIn
  • Susan Clark, Common Knowledge, CA – LinkedIn
  • Mindy Conner, Mathews County, VA
  • Sara Doughty, City of Tigard, OR – LinkedIn
  • Harry Elliott, OpenGov, CA – LinkedIn
  • Bo Ferguson, City of Durham, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Ann Friedman, Call Your Girlfriend & LadySwagger, Inc. – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Manny Hernandez, City of Los Altos, CA – LinkedIn
  • Fred Kellam, City of Westminster, CO
  • Kimbra McCarthy, City of Redwood City, CA
  • Matt Michel, Lane County Electric – LinkedIn
  • Julia Novak, The Novak Consulting Group – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Robert Severance, City of Cleburne, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Amy Swaim, City of Coppell, TX
  • Ashley Trim, Davenport Institute Pepperdine University, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Jordan Wheeler, City of Lake Oswego, OR – LinkedIn
  • Kristin Zagurski, Town of Castle Rock, CO – LinkedIn

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: