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#ELGL21 Will Be An All-Virtual Conference

We were hopeful that public health circumstances would improve enough to allow us to hold an in-person component for this year’s conference. With the rise of the Delta variant and increasingly uncertain outlook for the coming months, we’ve made the difficult decision to remain virtual for 2021.  Our decision was not made lightly. The … Continued

Join the #ELGL21 Planning Committee

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging people to join the planning committee for #ELGL21, ELGL’s annual conference, this year held as a hybrid event online and in-person in Denton, TX on September 23 and 24. Planning Committee Roles: Set overall conference theme/concept Determine session tracks or themes Brainstorm session topics and titles Finalize session … Continued

Strategy and Performance Management Cohort

The 2021 Strategy and Performance Management cohort is a three-month program that helps cities, counties, and towns draft and implement a strategic plan quickly. This rapid-learning framework will help local governments with limited resources quickly build a strategic plan – a long-term vision of where they want to be in the future, as well as … Continued

#ELGL20 Registration Now Open

Registration for #ELGL20 Local Gov Oktoberfest is now open! Register for #ELGL20 online today! With the delay of #ELGL20 from May to October, and then the move to a virtual conferencing experience, we knew we didn’t want to just take our regular conference and broadcast it on Zoom. We knew we need to change up … Continued

#ELGL20: Local Gov Oktoberfest

Registration opens soon for a unique local government conferencing experience: #ELGL20: Local Gov Oktoberfest With the delay of #ELGL20 from May to October, and then the move to a virtual conferencing experience, we knew we didn’t want to just take our regular conference and broadcast it on Zoom. We knew we need to change up … Continued

Updated #ELGL20 Hotel Information

If you made a hotel reservation for #ELGL20 in May, that reservation has been cancelled. You must rebook for the new October dates using the instructions below: The #ELGL20 hotel is The Jupiter. Please follow the below directions to book your room. We have a variety of rooms negotiated at prices ranging from $119-$159/night.   Online … Continued

#ELGL20: Safe Space Conversation Facilitators Wanted

ELGL is seeking facilitators to help host a safe space conversation for people of color, LGBTQ members, and members with disabilities who are attending the #ELGL20 Conference. Facilitators will work collaboratively to develop and manage the session. Facilitators should have the following characteristics: Someone who believes in the benefits of identity connections to gather together … Continued

Sneak Peek at #ELGL20

Today’s Morning Buzz is a pinch hit from Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL’s executive director. The Morning Buzz Gang has a goal to never miss a day in Q1 so I’m making sure that happens today! What I’m Reading: Just finished American Royals by Katharine McGee. What I’m Listening To: My daughter got this microphone for Christmas … Continued

Reflections From #ELGL19

This post is by ELGL Executive Director Kirsten Wyatt. Thanks to our #ELGL19 attendees who took our post-event survey about #ELGL19. In the spirit of closing the feedback loop, I’m including a summary below of the comments and reflections. Special thanks to #ELGL20 committee member Stephanie Chase for adding her reflections and takeaways from the … Continued

#ELGL19 Innovation Summit Follow-Up Items

The below post was also sent as an email to Innovation Summit attendees but all of these opportunities are also available to all ELGL members – we welcome your participation and want you to sign up to participate! Thank you for attending the #ELGL19 Innovation Summit! As promised, here are some follow-up opportunities from the … Continued

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