#ELGL20: registration for our annual conference is now open! Join us on May 13-15 in Portland, OR!

Group photo from Detroit

Events

Calendar & Event Details

Throughout the year and across the country, ELGL hosts frequent events to benefit our members.  From our signature annual conference to our friendly supper clubs, ELGL offers something for everyone.  What makes our events unique is that they are organized and implemented by our members who are working in local government so you can be sure that the topics will be relevant and presented by the brightest minds.

Want to host an ELGL event in your area? Get in touch with us!

To host a Supper Club in your area click here!

Featured Events & Activities

May 13-15, 2020

Campus programs to inspire undergraduates to pursue local gov careers.

Snap a self portrait in front of your government building on August 15 each year.

Casual meetups to eat a meal and talk about local government topics and trends.

Jan 30 2020

#ELGLInspire at Johnson C. Smith University

12:00pm - 3:30pm Johnson C. Smith University
  • Add to calendar 2020-01-30 12:00:00 2020-01-30 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at Johnson C. Smith University 100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
  • Directions

RSVP for the #ELGLInspire event at JCSU! Thursday, January 30, 2020 Noon – 3:30 p.m. Johnson C. Smith University 100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216 Event Agenda Noon: Arrive and get lunch Welcome & Event Overview: Ben Kittelson, ELGL 12:15: Quick Fire Presentations Short, lively presentations from local government practitioners about city and county...

Jan 30 2020

Fort Worth Supper Club

6:00pm - 8:00pm HG Supply
  • Add to calendar 2020-01-30 18:00:00 2020-01-30 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Fort Worth Supper Club 1621 River Run, Ste 176 , Fort Worth, Texas 76107
  • Directions

RSVP today and join us for an evening of local government fun and fellowship in Fort Worth, Texas!

Feb 3 2020

#ELGLInspire at CSU-Pueblo

12:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-03 12:00:00 2020-02-03 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at CSU-Pueblo

RSVP for the #ELGLInspire event at CSU-Pueblo! Monday, February 3, 2020 Noon – 3:30 p.m. Colorado State University - Pueblo Event Agenda Noon: Arrive and get lunch Welcome & Event Overview: Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL 12:15: Quick Fire Presentations Short, lively presentations from local government practitioners about city and county work. Barbara Huber, City of Pueblo...

Feb 6 2020

Strategic Planning Virtual Hangout

2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-06 14:00:00 2020-02-06 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Strategic Planning Virtual Hangout

Want to learn about and discuss strategic planning with other ELGLers? This informal virtual hangout, on February 6th from 5:00-6:00 PM EST, will be an opportunity to share and learn from other folks in the ELGL community about their strategic planning experiences, successes, challenges, and barriers. The goal of this virtual meet-up is to begin...

Feb 11 2020

#ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

All day - 1:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-11 00:00:00 2020-02-11 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

Join us each month for an hour-long Twitter chat about topics in the local government innovation space. Ben Kittelson will curate these conversations using the hashtag and Q&A.

Feb 12 2020

How to Build an Innovation Program that Engages Everyone

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-12 10:00:00 2020-02-12 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles How to Build an Innovation Program that Engages Everyone

Register for this event! February 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 ET Oak Park, Illinois - #ELGLMeagle Award Winner - will be hosting a Webinar about how to build an innovation program that engages everyone. You will: Discover engagement strategies that make innovation fun and lead to more employee participation Develop a process around innovation including...

Feb 19 2020

#ELGLInspire at University of Texas – Arlington

12:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-19 12:00:00 2020-02-19 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at University of Texas - Arlington

Learn about a local government career with a city, county, or district at this free lunch and learn event on the University of Texas - Arlington campus! Presented in partnership with TCMA and GFOAT. RSVP for this event!

Feb 20 2020

City Hall Shelfie: The Art of Gathering

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-20 10:00:00 2020-02-20 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles City Hall Shelfie: The Art of Gathering

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gathering-How-Meet-Matters/dp/1594634920/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=art+of+gathering&qid=1576092039&s=books&sr=1-1 Note: meeting time is 10 PT, 12 CT, 1 ET

Feb 20 2020

City Hall Shelfie: The Art of Gathering

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-20 16:00:00 2020-02-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles City Hall Shelfie: The Art of Gathering

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gathering-How-Meet-Matters/dp/1594634920/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=art+of+gathering&qid=1576092039&s=books&sr=1-1 Note: meeting time is 4 PT, 6 CT, 7 ET

Feb 26 2020

Forklift Danceworks & Creative Placemaking 101

10:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-26 10:00:00 2020-02-26 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Forklift Danceworks & Creative Placemaking 101

Join us for an informative webinar with Krissie Marty, Forklift Danceworks artistic co-director, and Lynn Osgood with CivicArts for a "creative placemaking 101" session: learn more about what creative placemaking is, and the different ways you can incorporate arts and culture into all aspects of your community and public service. RSVP for this webinar!

Feb 27 2020

CivStart Demo Day & Innovation Summit

1:00pm - 6:30pm National Association of Counties Conference Center
  • Add to calendar 2020-02-27 13:00:00 2020-02-27 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles CivStart Demo Day & Innovation Summit 660 N. Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20003
  • Directions

Thursday, February 27, 1:00-6:30pm National Association of Counties Conference Center 660 N. Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20003 CivStart’s Demo Day and Innovation Summit will bring together leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss our government’s most critical needs and showcase new technologies aimed at improving our communities.  The event is for public...

Mar 5 2020

Webinar: Using Data to Design Resident-Centered Programs

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-03-05 10:00:00 2020-03-05 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Using Data to Design Resident-Centered Programs

Registration for this webinar is required! Sign up here! In many cities, the resident survey is a tool for establishing broad priorities (reduce crime, invest in infrastructure) or measuring progress toward a specific goal (Ensure 55% of residents are satisfied with the snow removal on city streets), but the City of Dayton, OH does more. ...

Mar 5 2020

National Day of Supper Clubbing – 2020

5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-03-05 17:00:00 2020-03-05 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles National Day of Supper Clubbing - 2020

More information coming soon! Sign up to host a Supper Club, or to attend one in your region!

Mar 10 2020

#ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

All day - 1:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-03-10 00:00:00 2020-03-10 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

Join us each month for an hour-long Twitter chat about topics in the local government innovation space. Ben Kittelson will curate these conversations using the hashtag and Q&A.

Mar 19 2020

City Hall Shelfie: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-03-19 10:00:00 2020-03-19 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles City Hall Shelfie: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

https://www.amazon.com/Death-Life-Great-American-Cities/dp/067974195X Note: meeting time is 10 PT, 12 CT, 1 ET

Mar 19 2020

City Hall Shelfie: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-03-19 16:00:00 2020-03-19 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles City Hall Shelfie: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

https://www.amazon.com/Death-Life-Great-American-Cities/dp/067974195X   Note: meeting time is 4 PT, 6 CT, 7 ET

Apr 14 2020

#ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

All day - 1:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-04-14 00:00:00 2020-04-14 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

Join us each month for an hour-long Twitter chat about topics in the local government innovation space. Ben Kittelson will curate these conversations using the hashtag and Q&A.

May 12 2020

#ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

All day - 1:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-05-12 00:00:00 2020-05-12 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInnovation Twitter Chat

Join us each month for an hour-long Twitter chat about topics in the local government innovation space. Ben Kittelson will curate these conversations using the hashtag and Q&A.

May 13 2020

#ELGL20

All day - 11:59pm Portland, Oregon

ELGL's annual conference is in Portland, Oregon on May 13-15, 2020. Registration is now open!

Close window