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.
[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Your #ELGL16 Bandmates:” color=”orange” border_width=”2″][vc_column_text]Jay-Michael Baker, Pueblo West, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
Rae Buckley, Town of Chapel Hill, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
David Cooke, City of Fort Worth, TX
Justin Edge, Catawba County, NC – LinkedIn
Rachael Fuller, City of Gresham, OR
Brittany Gabel, Management Partners
Ben Goldstein, City of Golden, CO
Chris Hsiung, Mountain View Police Department, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
Meg Jakubik, City of Bedford, VA
Nicole Kathman, City of Yorkville, IN – Twitter & LinkedIn
Kelsey Lewis, City of Tualatin, OR
Chandler Merritt, City of McKinney, TX
Nikki Moore, City of Coppell, TX
Mark Nystrom, Association of Oregon Counties
Jim Russell, Opening Keynote – Denver #ELGL16
Laura Savage, Pueblo West, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
Debra Smith, Central Lincoln People’s Utility District – LinkedIn
Hyong Yi, City of Charlotte, NC[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Your #ELGL16 Inspiration:” color=”orange” border_width=”2″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/sQgd6MccwZc”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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.