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:

  • Michael Baker, Village of Downers Grove, IL – TwitterLinkedIn
  • Aabiya Baqai, University of Texas at Arlington – LinkedIn
  • Tempest Brunson, Town of Highland Park, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • David Carnahan, City of Palo Alto, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Allison Cordova, Clark County School District, CA – LinkedIn
  • Casey Earp, Bang the Table, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Jeremy Fleming, Jefferson County Public Engagement Office, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Brandon Foster, UNC/SOG – LinkedIn
  • Sara Hancock, City of Greensboro, NC – LinkedIn
  • Chris Jackson, City of DeKalb, IL – LinkedIn
  • Katie Jensen, City of Hillsboro, OR – LinkedIn
  • Pamela Kitto, Town of Apex, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Amanda Lamb, Multnomah County, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Doris Palmer, City of Foster City, CA
  • JJ Scott, City of Durham, NC – LinkedIn
  • Darrin Tangeman, Pueblo West, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Alyssa Wolverton, City of Coppell, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Natalie Zeigler, City of Hartsville, NC – LinkedIn

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: