Pop Quiz with Sam Anselm, City of Joplin, Missouri

#ELGLPopUps land in Charlotte, Dallas, Portland, and Kansas City on September 22. Each event has a school theme which you’ll notice in the agendas. Staying with that theme, we introduce you to those who will be attending a Pop Up event.

You can register for one of the events here.


Name: Sam Anselm

Job Title: City Manager

Organization: City of Joplin, Missouri

Contact Info: LinkedIn and Twitter

Podcast: Resiliency in Joplin, MO with Sam Anselm

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Rank the Pop Up cities:

  • Kansas City
  • Charlotte
  • Portland
  • Dallas

I’ve never been to Portland, so I can only assume it’s better than Dallas.

(True or False) I received the perfect attendance award at least once.

Very false.

In high school, what job(s) were you most interested in?

Law enforcement, politics

What three words are the most difficult for you to spell?

Public (watch the “l”), anything “i before e”, that’s about it

(Yes or No) Email was a major part of my high school years.

Ha! No, class of ’94 so it didn’t widely exist

(True or False) I attended at least one school where the mascot was either a bulldog or wildcat.

False. Indian, Bearcat, Triton

List the top four schools of your educational career.

  • Northwest Missouri State (undergrad)
  • UM-St. Louis (graduate)
  • Wentzville HS
  • UT-Arlington (freshman undergrad)

(Complete the sentence) Instead of doing homework, I would sometimes….

Play video games

What songs would be on your high school mix tape?

  • Ice Ice Baby
  • Anything from Van Halen, Prince, or Michael Jackson

What question(s) should we have asked?

What’s the best superpower?


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