A Taste of #ELGL18 with Susan Barkman, City of Aurora, CO

Know before you go… Meet other #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group or by following the #ELGL18 Twitter List.


Susan Barkman

City of Aurora, Colorado – Neighborhood Liaison

Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter


My favorite adventure in life was…. moving to Colorado when I was 20.

What is the most local government thing you have done on vacation?  What is a vacation?

The most important decision that I’ve made in life was…  Leaving my home state of Michigan.

If I was booking the guests for the GovLove podcast, I would book…  Wendy the Water Drop from DC Water. I would love to hear about their creative process.

If I couldn’t work in my current position, I would… be a photographer.

The book on your bookshelf that you intend to read but haven’t is… do academic journals count?

Blue or black ink? Blue, but teal is preferable…

What is your recent personal and professional accomplishment? I feel pretty good about starting a new job and finding the new rhythm of life.

I’ll know that I made the right choice to attend #ELGL18 if… get to connect with others and bring back some ideas for the future.

If I was writing the questions for the feature, I would have asked… What is the most Colorado thing you have ever done?


#ELGL18 Attendees