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#ELGL19 Attendee: Darrin Tangeman

Posted on May 10, 2019


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“Know before you go:” that’s our philosophy with ELGL events. We’re profiling our awesome attendees for #ELGL19 in Durham so you can connect with fellow attendees before the best local government conference in the world, held May 15-17, 2019 in Durham, NC. Register today!


Darrin Tangeman

City Manager at Woodland Park, CO

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What is the most local government-y thing you have done on vacation? 

Critique a new yet deteriorating sidewalk in Boston for a lack of compaction testing.

If I was booking the guests for the GovLove podcast, I would book…

Henry Rollins

If you could only have wine OR chocolate for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Tough one. I lived in Monterrey, California for several years, but dark chocolate would have to be my higher priority. Priorities change.

What’s one thing you want to do/see when you’re in Durham?

See a Durham Bulls baseball game while tasting the brews from Fullsteam and Ponysaurus breweries

#ELGL19 will be a success in my book if this happens: 

If we all walk away a little wiser and gain some new friends in local government

Who is your mentor?

I have many talented managers and leaders who I consider mentors. Every one of them provides a slightly different perspective that I value.

What’s the most interesting thing you’re working on right now?

Coaching and mentoring transitioning veterans who are seeking a second career in local government. It never gets old.

What’s your pet peeve?

Self-appointed subject matter experts who like to reverse-engineer policy outcomes.


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