Event: Building Engagement Through Your Community’s Front Door

Posted on August 23, 2016

Link: Photo Album from the Presentation


We’ve been invited back to Wisconsin! The League of Wisconsin Municipalities (LWM) has invited a team of ELGL members to present a “deep dive” at the 118th Annual Conference. (We’ll never forget our presentation from the very first LWM Conference in 1898.)

We’ll be deep diving on community engagement. H/T to Gail Sumi.

An amazing and award winning group of Engaging Local Government Leaders are leading a Deep Dive Session on Wednesday morning at the League’s Annual Conference.

ELGL Presents: Building Engagement Through Your Community’s Front Door

  • Chad Doran, Communications Coordinator – City of Appleton
  • Jim Healy, Village Administrator – Village of Richfield
  • Josh Schoemann, County Administrator – Washington County
  • Lauren Stott, Management Analyst – City of DeKalb, IL

In an era of 140 character Tweets and 24/7 Facebook posts, diverse strategic external communication strategies and a deft understanding of who your “audience” is plays a large part in the success or failure of municipalities engaging their taxpayers. Hear leading edge techniques, lessons learned, and the future of strategic government communications from a few local and nationally recognized leaders in the field of public administration.


  • Tips for helping your organization find “it’s voice” on social media.
  • Crisis management and getting out ahead of the story.
  • Best practices in developing relationships with the local media.
  • Leveraging social media platforms to engage residents like never before.
  • How to cultivate positive and meaningful communication with millennials.
  • Bridging the digital divide with the “greatest generation”

We guarantee our dive will be better than this:

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