Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam

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. Ways you can do this:

  • Connect on LinkedIn
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Friend them on Facebook
  • Share your stories from #ELGL16
  • Meet up (if you’re at the same pop-up location) and sit next to each other during meals or sessions
  • Snap a photo with your band mates and share with the other locations

This is our way of 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:

  • Susanna Chan, City of Los Altos, CA
  • Lauren Cobb, Lauren Cobb Consulting, WA – LinkedIn
  • Kelly Delaney, Accela, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Julie Eckenrode, Town of Carrboro, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Heather Geyer, City of Wheat Ridge, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Lorie Gillis, City of Arvada
  • Kevin Gunn, City of Fort Worth, TX – LinkedIn
  • Chris Jordan, City of Los Altos, CA – LinkedIn
  • Danielle Lee, City of Santa Monica, CA
  • Tamara Letourneau, City of Costa Mesa, CA – TwitterLinkedIn
  • Emily Leuning, BIKETOWN, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • David Lindley, Yakima Nation, OR – LinkedIn
  • Michelle Masoncup, City of Evanston, IL – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Stephanie Scafa, City of Eugene, OR – LinkedIn
  • Caitlan Smelley, Addison, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Laela Tambawang Ghafur, Yapis University, Indonesia – LinkedIn
  • Debbie Wilmot, City of Lafayette, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Debralee Woodbury, NCSU – Twitter
  • Meng Zhou, Magueys Pub, OR – LinkedIn

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: