Duran Duran

Posted on October 12, 2016


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Six conferences in one day means that the #ELGL16 family is spread across the country – from Durham to Portland (and Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Menlo Park).

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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  • Amber Autry, City of Gresham, OR
  • Stephanie Betteridge, City of Gresham, OR
  • Henry Boyd, State of North Carolina – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Leah Brandt, Bang the Table
  • Russell Brunson, City of Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Clay Curtin, City of Menlo Park, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Luke Fretwell, ProudCity
  • Tony Gelphman, City of Redwood City, CA
  • Maggie Jablonski, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Bertha Johnson, City of Durham, NC
  • J. Logan, City of Los Altos, CA
  • Tamara Manik-Perlman, Next Request
  • John Marini, OpenGov
  • Anthony Martin, FCS Group – LinkedIn
  • Lexi Meek, MHCRC & City of Portland Office for Community Technology
  • Pat Mitchell, NC Commerce
  • Sean Rabe, Town of Colma, CA
  • Josh Schoemann, Board of Education President, Hartford, WI – Twitter
  • Jane Wall, Association of WA Cities

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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.

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