A Taste of #ELGL18 with Gary Palmer, City of Roswell, GA

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Gary Palmer

City of Roswell, Georgia – City Administrator

Connect: LinkedIn


My favorite adventure in life was…. any moment within my 12 years in the Marines.

What is the most local government thing you have done on vacation?  Absolutely nothing…when I am out of city hall I am out of city hall.

The most important decision that I’ve made in life was… easy….joining the military.

If I was booking the guests for the GovLove podcast, I would book…  someone from the Bloomberg innovation lab to discuss their initiatives.

If I couldn’t work in my current position, I would…  farming my (fictitious) 1000 acres of new England farm land.

The book on your bookshelf that you intend to read but haven’t is…  I don’t read…but if I did probably Plato’s Republic…which I have started about 30 times since grad school

Blue or black ink? Black.

What is your recent personal and professional accomplishment?  Personal….finding my abs again.  Professional….TBD

I’ll know that I made the right choice to attend #ELGL18 if…  I walk away with some new friends and a little broader base of knowledge

If I was writing the questions for the feature, I would have asked… Karaoke yes or no.


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