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:

  • Reuben Affiah, City of Durham, NC
  • Daniel Bolin, Ancel Glink
  • Hillari Bynum, Ralph Andersen & Associates | Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Margaret Cody, City of Durham, NC
  • Daniel Coleman, University of North Texas | LinkedIn
  • Leisha DeHart-Davis, UNC-Chapel Hill| Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Mysi DeSantis, Gov HR USA
  • Emily Desiderio, City of Durham , NC
  • Joellen Earl, Gov HR USA
  • Joshua Edwards, City of Durham, NC | Twitter & LinkedIn
  • James Healy, Village of Richfield Village, WI| Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Keith Herrmann, City of Durham, NC
  • Kit Newland, City of Lakewood, CO
  • Courtney Paige, University of Illinois at Chicago| Twitter
  • Pat Rollens, City of Corvallis, OR
  • Dan Shulman, City of Durham, NC
  • Jeremy Tennant, City of Glenn Heights, TX | LinkedIn
  • Heidi Voorhees, Gov HR USA
  • Robert Warren, City of Arlington, TX
  • Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL | Twitter & LinkedIn

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: