Category: #ICMA16

Oregon Local Government Management Fellows in KCMO

Ashley Sonoff and Madison Thesing attended the 2016 ICMA conference, and shared these takeaways from Kansas City, Missouri. As the ICMA Local Government Management Fellows (LGMF) in Oregon, we had the privilege to attend the 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.  We arrived early to attend the LGMF orientation on Saturday and enjoyed … Continued

Top Five Ways to Stay Involved With ELGL

As you come down off of your #ICMA2016 buzz and are thinking longingly about the fun you had and the information you learned from your ELGL friends, please consider sharing this list of ways to stay engaged with ELGL in the coming year: 5. Write or Organize – we’re always looking for guest writers on topics … Continued

Power Strips, Cold & Flu, White Guys, & Coffee Breaks

Power Strips: Genius idea: for all the vendors out there that heed Kent Wyatt’s advice and decide to not buy a booth and give out swag – here’s what you should do to buy the love of #ICMA2017 attendees: Go to Home Depot. Buy 50 power strips. ($4.97 x 50 = $248.50) Order some rad stickers. … Continued

BBQ, Lady Talk, & Mucinex

This post is by Kirsten Wyatt. The three most memorable parts of my #ICMA2016 experience to date: BBQ We co-hosted our annual ICMA mixer last night and despite a solid 200 leftover wings, I think it was a success. We had a packed room and it was nice to be able to mix and mingle … Continued

An Ode to Kansas City & Tales of an ICMA Newbie

When I told co-workers and friends I was headed to a conference in Kansas City, most sighed or rolled their eyes in a sympathetic way; to many, Kansas City ignites images of a run-of-the-mill mid-sized Midwestern city. To me, Kansas City is a happy place. I went to undergrad at the University of Missouri, so … Continued

Meet the Real World House

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After giggling about our #ICMA2016 KCMO “Real World” house video about a thousand times, I realized that I probably need to clarify why we’ve picked an aging, slightly trashy show to compare ourselves to while at a professional conference. It’s not because we’re planning on getting ridiculously drunk or making bad choices. Or that we’re … Continued

Book Club Now in Session

Neutrality in the Quest for #GenderBalance Ruth Bader Ginsburg is arguably one of the most esteemed champions of feminism and women’s rights The authors of Notorious RBG describe in their book that RBGs favorite case was one where she represented a man. A single father whose wife died during childbirth. The case fighting for access … Continued

Konferencing in KCMO: Circle of Life

During the ICMA Conference, my running blog, the Confidential will be maintained in this post. For those just joining us, in the Confidential, I highlight at least one thing that will make you laugh, cry, and think. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. … Continued

One of these things is not like the others

Where’s Mark – Day 2 Overarching philosophy for vagabonding in a new town: Explore the city by foot. No sleeping in. Join the city in progress. Start the day in the natural rhythm as the facade is being erected. This is also helpful if you are like me and tend to wander through the more … Continued

Session Shopping for the ICMA Conference

By: Kent Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder, LinkedIn and Twitter LP Cookingham. Kansas City Street Car. The Nation’s 2nd Best BBQ (Can’t top NC BBQ). The Royals. Rick Usher. I love the “Paris of the Plains”. I want you to share my love of Kansas City which you’ll do by maximizing the time that you spend exploring … Continued

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