ELGL = Engaging Local Government Leaders

ELGL's mission is to engage the brightest minds in local government by:

  • Providing timely, relevant, real content
  • Fostering authentic, meaningful connections
  • Expecting equity and inclusion
  • Encouraging joy in public service
  • Welcoming new ideas and technology

We will focus our energy and our initiatives on these central commitments.


We are a welcoming, supportive community with an unrivaled passion for public service.


We are a catalyst for new ideas and innovation.


We provide unique, accessible and relevant professional development opportunities that cultivate, attract and retain talent.


We believe that leadership in our communities should reflect those we serve, and thus we work to expand diversity and inclusion at all levels of local government.


We create opportunities for our members to share their stories and expertise to inspire and humanize local government.


We celebrate success and initiate both programs and conversations aimed at making public service enjoyable.

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