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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. 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:

  • Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX – Twitter
  • Rob Braulik, HdL Companies
  • Jessica Chase, QScend Technologies, Inc – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Qixin Chen, UIC – LinkedIn
  • Brittany Gregory, NCSU – LinkedIn
  • Ellen Harris, Tartleton State
  • Eimi Hijikuro, Portland State University
  • Julia Katz, Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Justin Lovell, City of South San Francisco, CA
  • Brad McCutcheon, Plano Fire-Rescue
  • Joanna Mekeal, The Town of Highland Park
  • Mitch Nieman, City of Milwaukie
  • Mark Nugent, Romulus CRM
  • Michelle Oeser, Town of Kiowa
  • Suzi Schwabe, City of Vancouver – Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Sandi Seader, City of Longmont, CO
  • Emily Tipps, City of DeKalb – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Ezequiel Vasquez, City of Arvada
  • Elizabeth Whitmore, City of Lone Tree

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: