#ELGLPopUps: Choose Your Own Adventure in MIA

Posted on September 16, 2018


In this post, you’ll hear from those who have registered for the upcoming Pop Up in Miami, Florida.

View the complete agenda and register.


Emily Edmonds

Emily Edmonds

Senior Consultant & Grant Administrator at WithersRavenel|WR-Martin

ELGL Membership Services Coordinator

LinkedIn & Twitter


What book are you currently reading? 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson – yes, absolutely. This book came to me at the perfect time in my life. Despite the recent overwhelm of books with bad words in the title, this one really helps you examine and re-evaluate your own reactions to the world and perceptions of yourself. Especially valuable in times of discontent like this, and when you’re examining who you are and what kind of journey you’re on.

Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Mystery of the Maya – has time travel, and keeps sending the reader back to the same page and place in time.

What’s your advice for networking at a local government conference?

“Fear is the mind-killer, fear is the little death.” – Frank Herbert, Dune

Don’t die a lot of little deaths being afraid of speaking up, opening up, or walking up. Particularly at ELGL conferences, which are like a series of warm hugs compared to most gov conferences you’ll go to!

Which local government topic is most fascinating to you right now?

I tend to work on projects that cross a lot of different fields – technology, water and sewer and other infrastructure, parks, facilities, trails, health clinics. But the single thread that runs through all of them is the issue of scarcity, and how local governments choose to address it. We see it in everything from water shortages to net neutrality and internet access to food access and health. Scarcity – across all industries and sectors – is going to be the defining issue of the next five decades, both in our country and in others. I believe that how we deal with it now, beginning at the local level, will significantly impact the lives of all future generations.

Blockchain Could Make Government This Easy

What You Have to Earn to Rent a Modest Two Bedroom Apartment

2018 Land Use

Coding Algorithms

Global Water Crisis

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if I… get to meet some of the folks I’ve helped with membership issues in the last few months 🙂

 

 

Jeremy Shackett

Jeremy Shackett

Engagement Strategist, Bang The Table

LinkedIn & Twitter


What book are you currently reading? 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

I would recommend it. A quick, powerful read that puts you into the shoes of those who are often forgotten–those on death row. The book chronicles people who were placed on death row and how they got there. Some had unfortunate circumstances that led to their crime; one was even completely innocent. All of them, however, faced a racially biased justice system and a society that did not give them support when they needed it the most. Makes you consider how we can (and should) do better.

Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Island of Time- has the shortest path from beginning to an end.

What’s your advice for successfully networking at a local government conference?

Get to know the PERSON.

Which local government topic is most fascinating to you right now? 

Community engagement!

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if I…. can have good conversations about community engagement without being a promotional slimeball.


Mark Ogles

SafeBuilt
Business Development Representative, SAFEbuilt, LLC


Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Island of Time- has the shortest path from beginning to an end.

What’s your advice for  networking at a local government conference?

Engage with other attendees.

Which local government topic is most fascinating to you right now? 

The interaction between vendors and local government.

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if I… meet new people.


Clarisell De Cardenas

Clarisell De Cardenas

Director of Community Engagement & Outreach – Town of Miami Lakes, Florida

LinkedIn & Twitter


What book are you currently reading? 

Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders

Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Mystery of the Maya – has time travel, and keeps sending the reader back to the same page and place in time.

What’s your advice for networking at a local government conference?

Networking is a two way street. Some people associate networking with being pushy however it is a great way of getting to know someone in your field and learn how you can help that person and how they can help in return.

Which local government topic is most fascinating to you right now?

Community engagement/technology

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if… I learn something new.


German Cure

German Cure

Administrative Services Director – Town of Miami Lakes, FL

LinkedIn


What book are you currently reading? 

Strong father strong daughter. Excellent book for coaching/mentoring one of the most important persons in your life.

Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Island of Time- has the shortest path from beginning to an end.

What’s your advice for networking at a local government conference?

Be open and approachable.

Which local government topic is most fascinating to you right now?

Smart Cities

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if I…meet new people and cultivate new relationships.


Angela Hughes

Angela Hughes

Senior Management Fellow – City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

LinkedIn


What book are you currently reading?

The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism – It’s a good, a little repetitive but a good read nonetheless

Which “Choose Your Own Adventure” book best describes your local government career?

Island of Time- has the shortest path from beginning to an end.

What’s your advice for networking at a local government conference?

Be open, and turn off your phone so you can be present

Which local government topics are most fascinating to you right now? 

Smart Cities and Parks and Recreation

I’ll leave #ELGLPopUps happy if I… meet new people and learn something new

ELGL C0-Founder. Interim Communications Manager for the City of Tigard, Oregon.

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