Posted on February 15, 2014

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What ELGL Means to Me: Ben McCready, Rock Island (IL) Ass’t to the City Manager



Word on the Street

If you want to keep up with the leading edge thinkers among the next generation of leaders…be a member of ELGL. 

– Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Gov’t Resources

ELGL is probably the coolest and most informative public administration-related organization I’m aware of.

– Eric Peterson, City Manager, Hillsborough, NC

ELGL is this really cool group… that are our profession’s future, as a profession and as an association, in my opinion.

– Bonnie Svrcek, ICMA Past President and Lynchburg Deputy City Manager

In one year, I will renew my membership because ELGL is rejuvenating public service with its positive and youthful energy.

– Leisha DeHart-Davis, UNC Professor of Public Administration

ELGL in the Headlines

We’re Number 6: Mac’s List names ELGL conference as a can’t miss networking event.

Knopes of ELGL: Willamette University alumni magazine highlights ELGL.

American City County magazine highlights ELGL’s Municipal outreach.

Center for Priority Based Budgeting profiles ELGL –  Role Reversal: CPBB Puts ELGL Through the Lens  

Get Involved

ELGL has the most diverse membership of any professional association. Our mission is to connect, communicate, and educate both the public and private sector. Our members range from young and old, interns to managers, public to private sector, and planners to librarians. 

More than 400 professionals in the local government arena have joined or renewed their ELGL membership for 2014Here’s why you should become part of the most innovative networking group in local government.

A Chapter for Everyone

ELGL has launched new chapters (to go along with our Northwest chapter) in the Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest to ensure you are getting value for your membership.

Meet the advisory boards for Southwest ELGL and the Oregon based chapter.

Front Row Access

You will receive priority access to our monthly forums and micronetworking events.

Previous speakers included: Gov. Chris Gregoire, K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager, U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall, District of Oregon, Bob Moore, founder of Milwaukie-based Bob’s Red Mill, Mike Golub, Portland Timbers Chief Operating Officer, and Todd Silverstein, Vizify CEO.

More than 200 Jobs Postings Each Week

The weekly Jobs, Jobs, Jobs feature is updated throughout the week

Latest, Most Relevant Public Sector News

ELGL has you covered on the web and on social media along with our e-newsletter, “The Weekly Reader.” Our website received more than 120,000 views last year and we have 683 Facebook likes, 1,065 Twitter followers, and 715 LinkedIn group members.

ELGL Network: FacebookGoogle+InstagramLinkedInTwitter, Twitter Midwest, Twitter Southeast, Twitter Southwest, and Pinterest.

 Topical Webinars

1383632_513683345383899_1317631393_nPrevious webinars included: Heidi Voorhees, Voorhees and Associates, Bruce Katz,  The Metropolitan Revolution, and Sean Stegall, Elgin (IL) city manager

Priority Registration to #ELGL14

#ELGL13 was named one of the “can’t miss networking events” by Mac’s List.

Prominent Placement in 3rd edition of “Who’s Who in the Public Sector”

Learn from and Create Original Content 

Bridget DoyleJosh SchultzJulie Underwood, and Patrick Rollens are a few of our content contributors. You’re invited to create our own original content to share with the community.

Gain Practical Experience

Serve on our advisory board, #ELGL14 planning committee, Midwest or Southwest ELGL leadership committee, or strategic planning task force

Links: Join for 2014 and Q&A About 2014 ELGL Membership

Organizational Members


List of Organizational Members

  • Cities of Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Hillsborough (NC), Little Elm (TX), Allen (TX), Portland, Tigard, West Linn and Wilsonville
  • CFM Strategic Communications
  • Clackamas County
  • SafeBUILT
  • Oregon Metro
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Mac’s List
  • Cosgrave Vergeer Kester

Organizational members will receive:

  • access to posts about events, hot topics, and networking events.
  • exposure on our website which received more than 120,000 views last year.
  • exposure on our social media outlets. We have 683 Facebook likes, 1,065 Twitter followers, and 715 LinkedIn group members.
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