Author: Ben McCready

3rd Annual Holiday Mug Exchange

New Year, New Mug! The wait is over! Snowy roads and plunging temps mean it’s time for the ever popular ELGL Holiday Mug Exchange! Back by popular demand, you too can share the gift of joy with a fellow govie by gifting them something awesome. The mug swap is a fun way to connect with others in … Continued

Chicagoland Supper Club | November 2

Chicagoland Supper Club Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville, IL | Friday, November 2 ELGL Supper Club returns to Chicagoland! These events are informal opportunities for you to expand your network, share your passion for local government with colleagues, and exchange ideas. There is no formal agenda, no speakers — just a safe space to let out … Continued

Book Giveaway: Sustainovation by Nick Kittle

Our friend and innovation extraordinaire Nick Kittle is giving away ten signed copies of his book to ELGL members. Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time hit the shelves and quickly captured the Amazon top spot on Amazon for Local US Politics. Enter to Win Do you want to make government better? … Continued

Second Annual Holiday Mug Exchange

New Year, New Mug Did you participate in ELGL’s 2017 mug exchange? Maybe you missed it and have eagerly been awaiting its return. Well, wait no more! Now’s the time to get in on ELGL’s Second Annual Holiday Mug Exchange! Back by popular demand, you too can share the fun of gifting a fellow govie with something … Continued

Govtoberfest Supper Club

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re hosting a Supper Club in Normal! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, build relationships, pass out business cards, and network with other local government professionals. There is no cost to attend, but you will have to purchase your own food and drinks and consent to having your picture taken multiple times. Join … Continued

#ELGL17: There’s An App For That

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Download the #ELGL17 Conference App The countdown to #ELGL17 is on and we can’t wait to see everyone in Detroit! If this is your first time attending ELGL’s annual conference you’ll notice a lot of things about #ELGL17 will be different than your “normal” government conference. For starters, #ELGL17 is an interactive event where using a mobile … Continued

It’s a Deal! Go All In and Attend #ELGL17!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ELGL’s Annual Conference is quickly becoming one of the most talked about events in local government and this year we’re taking the show on the road to Detroit, MI. The conference promises to inspire, motivate, and immerse conference attendees in a hands on experience learning from the public, private, and non-profit leaders driving change in … Continued

Final Four: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated: 3/3)

Reminder: A positive comment for a city counts as an additional vote. With the voting extremely close in each match-up, final results (votes + comments) will be posted March 4 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Press Clippings The Columbian: Vancouver City Hall in the final four to win Leslie Knope trophy Pasadena Now: It’s Down to the Wire: … Continued

Round of 32: ELGL City Hall Madness

Press Clippings Salisbury Post: Kannapolis competes for the title Post Crescent: City hall ‘madness’ breaks out in Little Chute WMBD News: Peoria, Normal compete in City Hall Challenge The Telegram: Sturbridge Town Hall in ‘March Madness’ Effingham Daily: Effingham advances online for nation’s best City Hall Effingham Radio: Effingham Goes Head-to-Head with Haines City, Florida in City Hall Contest … Continued

Round of 64: ELGL City Hall Madness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last month, ELGL issued a call for nominations for the best city halls. The response was overwhelming. The ELGL Tournament Committee reviewed each nomination to select the field of 64. In the weeks ahead, ELGL members and friends are invited to vote in ELGL City Hall Madness. Tournament Dates Week of January 30: Round of 64 … Continued

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