ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate and educate. And while we can promise that each #ELGL16 pop up location will communicate and educate about local government topics, geography makes it hard to truly connect with our amazingly diverse membership.
And so we’re assigning each #ELGL16 attendee to a band. Your #ELGL16 band is your chance to form connections with other ELGL members, even if they’re not attending the same pop-up location as you.
The #ELGL16 planning committee hopes that you’ll find a way to communicate with your bandmates before, during and after the conference. It’s our way to making the nationwide ELGL family a little smaller and more manageable as you continue your public service career. To quote the legendary Steven Van Zandt:
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
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- Patricia Black, Management Partners, CA – LinkedIn
- Carol Bua, City of Vancouver, WA – LinkedIn
- Robert Cheney, Center for Public Service, OR – LinkedIn
- Susan Clark, Common Knowledge, CA – LinkedIn
- Mindy Conner, Mathews County, VA
- Sara Doughty, City of Tigard, OR – LinkedIn
- Harry Elliott, OpenGov, CA – LinkedIn
- Bo Ferguson, City of Durham, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Ann Friedman, Call Your Girlfriend & LadySwagger, Inc. – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Manny Hernandez, City of Los Altos, CA – LinkedIn
- Fred Kellam, City of Westminster, CO
- Kimbra McCarthy, City of Redwood City, CA
- Matt Michel, Lane County Electric – LinkedIn
- Julia Novak, The Novak Consulting Group – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Robert Severance, City of Cleburne, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Amy Swaim, City of Coppell, TX
- Ashley Trim, Davenport Institute Pepperdine University, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Jordan Wheeler, City of Lake Oswego, OR – LinkedIn
- Kristin Zagurski, Town of Castle Rock, CO – LinkedIn
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.