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Events

We foster authentic, meaningful connections with our members and local government employees across the country.

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!

Featured Events & Activities

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.

Apr 20 2021

Webinar: Public-Powered Civic Process Case Study

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-20 10:00:00 2021-04-20 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Public-Powered Civic Process Case Study Public-Powered Civic Process: Scalable IRL and digital engagement with the communities you serve!

    Register for the Webinar

    Hear from Summer Fields from Hearken and John van Slyke, First Deputy of Community Engagement, City of Chicago Office of the Mayor, about their successful community engagement partnerships. The webinar will cover best practices for engagement with communities in person, digitally, and in major community/internal stakeholder convenings—repeatable processes and tools for city governments to make more responsive content, policy, and offerings.Throughout 2020, Hearken became a trusted partner for the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago. Hearken has supported their community listening work and engagement design, technology, and events. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her staff have worked to change the way city government designs public policy by incorporating insights and feedback from those with lived experience of the problems policy is supposed to solve. The Hearken team has executed three successful initiatives thus far, all the first of their kind, that provide blueprints for participatory civic engagement.This webinar is geared towards local government leaders that want to pioneer creative engagement feedback loops with the people they serve both in-person or digitally who are curious to learn best practices from a government who has!This event is free but registration is required.
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Public-Powered Civic Process: Scalable IRL and digital engagement with the communities you serve! Register for the Webinar Hear from Summer Fields from Hearken and John van Slyke, First Deputy of Community Engagement, City of Chicago Office of the Mayor, about their successful community engagement partnerships. The webinar will cover best practices for engagement with communities...

Apr 20 2021

Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-20 16:00:00 2021-04-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

    Every Tuesday

    4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Tuesday 4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Apr 21 2021

Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-21 10:00:00 2021-04-21 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments.

    Here's the link to register and attend!

Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments. Here's the link to register and attend!

Apr 22 2021

Webinar: Prepare Your Government to Take Advantage of the American Rescue Plan

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-22 10:00:00 2021-04-22 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Prepare Your Government to Take Advantage of the American Rescue Plan This live webinar is presented by OpenGov. Thursday, April 22nd | 10AM PT / 1PM ET

    As cities and counties eagerly await guidance on allowable uses of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and specifically the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), the urgency and size of these funds highlights that early planning and action are needed now to prepare local governments for the first tranche in mid-May.

    Attend this webinar to learn how leading cities and counties can streamline and enhance public engagement, reporting, planning, and the digital grant application process to help manage local ARP pass-through programs in your community.

    Join leaders from Middlesex County, NJ and OpenGov experts to discuss the ARP opportunity, how local governments can best prepare for ARP funds, and see how Middlesex County plans to leverage OpenGov to take advantage of the ARP.

    See more information and register!

This live webinar is presented by OpenGov. Thursday, April 22nd | 10AM PT / 1PM ET As cities and counties eagerly await guidance on allowable uses of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and specifically the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), the urgency and size of these funds highlights that early planning and...

Apr 23 2021

#ELGLInspire at UT-RGV

3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-23 15:00:00 2021-04-23 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at UT-RGV

Apr 23 2021

Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-23 15:00:00 2021-04-23 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

    Every Friday

    3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Friday 3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS...

Apr 26 2021

Webinar: Innovations in Local Government Procurement

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-26 10:00:00 2021-04-26 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Innovations in Local Government Procurement

    April 26, 2021

    10:00PT/1:00ET

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    The Town of Morrisville, NC grew vendor response for their public wifi solicitation by 266% thanks to a new partnership with UrbanLeap. Learn more about Morrisville’s experience in this webinar on April 26, 2021 at 10PT/1ET.

April 26, 2021 10:00PT/1:00ET RSVP for this event The Town of Morrisville, NC grew vendor response for their public wifi solicitation by 266% thanks to a new partnership with UrbanLeap. Learn more about Morrisville’s experience in this webinar on April 26, 2021 at 10PT/1ET.

Apr 27 2021

Webinar: Meeting Public Access Obligations

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-27 11:00:00 2021-04-27 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Meeting Public Access Obligations What happens to the relationship between local government and residents when traditional tools of public access and engagement are off the table? Recognizing that no single platform or process can address every need, particularly in the unprecedented time of COVID-19, this webinar will explore strategies for fulfilling public meeting requirements during a time of social distancing. It will also invite creative local leaders to share their experiences, innovative efforts, and lessons learned after a year of remote meetings.April 27, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

What happens to the relationship between local government and residents when traditional tools of public access and engagement are off the table? Recognizing that no single platform or process can address every need, particularly in the unprecedented time of COVID-19, this webinar will explore strategies for fulfilling public meeting requirements during a time of social...

Apr 27 2021

Wisconsin #ELGLInspire

12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-27 12:00:00 2021-04-27 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Wisconsin #ELGLInspire This free event is for students to learn more about local government careers from Wisconsin local government leaders.

This free event is for students to learn more about local government careers from Wisconsin local government leaders.

Apr 27 2021

Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-27 16:00:00 2021-04-27 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

    Every Tuesday

    4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Tuesday 4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Apr 29 2021

Webinar: HR Beyond COVID: Preparing the Way for the Post-Pandemic Workforce

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-29 11:00:00 2021-04-29 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: HR Beyond COVID: Preparing the Way for the Post-Pandemic Workforce

    Free, but registration required.

    With hope on the horizon for an end to the global pandemic, organizations throughout the world anxiously anticipate what the future of the workplace will ultimately look like and how they as employers will adapt to the post-pandemic “new normal.” After undergoing the largest ever experiment in remote working practices that the world has ever seen – which has generally resulted in a broad positive impact – things will never be quite the same for these organizations and their employees when the danger from COVID 19 has passed.Moving into this uncertain future, HR is faced with a range of challenges in continuing to implement, administer, and enhance these new ways of working, and to effectively and successfully maintain and improve a workplace that is likely forever changed as a result of our collective experience.In this engaging program, Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, will present insightful observations and practical tactics for addressing these concerns, with topics including:
    • The Great Remote Work Experiment of 2020-21
    • What Has Worked…and What Didn’t?
    • The Likely Future
    • Critical HR Considerations for the Post-Pandemic Workforce
    • Potential Post-Pandemic Positives….and Negatives

    Register to attend


    About the Presenter

    Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, is Senior Vice President with The WhitneySmith Company, a Fort Worth-based human resources consulting firm, and currently leads the firm’s Austin, Texas operations. He has over twenty-five years of strategic and tactical human resources experience and has worked with a wide variety of industries including services, manufacturing, banking & finance, energy, nonprofits, defense & federal contracting, architectural & engineering services, municipal governments, education, telecommunications, and more.Mr. Peglar holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He also maintains the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute, the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management and is licensed as a Private Investigator with the Texas Commission on Private Security. He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and True Colors personality profile systems, and a trained analyst in the Predictive Index (PI) workplace profile. He is a frequent author and contributor to local, regional, and national online business publications, and speaks regularly to business groups on a variety of HR issues and topics.Mr. Peglar’s areas of professional expertise include employee relations, HR strategy, policy development, HR legal compliance, internal investigations, EEO, compensation, performance management, training & organizational development, workplace surveys, organizational culture, executive coaching, organizational design, federal contractor compliance, expert witness testimony, international HR, workplace benefits, HR technology, and safety.Mr. Peglar is active in the community and works with a variety of community service organizations, currently serving on the board of directors of Community Healthcare of Texas (Board Chair) and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Central Area Council (Board Chair). Previous board service includes the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities International, Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth (Chairman of the Board of Directors & Board of Trustees), Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Fort Worth, Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, the YMCA, and Fort Worth HR Management Association. He is a member of the Austin HR Management Association and is a founding member of Career Solutions Workshops. He is also a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Fort Worth Class.

Free, but registration required. With hope on the horizon for an end to the global pandemic, organizations throughout the world anxiously anticipate what the future of the workplace will ultimately look like and how they as employers will adapt to the post-pandemic “new normal.” After undergoing the largest ever experiment in remote working practices that...

Apr 30 2021

Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-30 15:00:00 2021-04-30 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

    Every Friday

    3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Friday 3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS...

May 4 2021

State of GovTech Virtual Conference

All day - 11:59pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-04 00:00:00 2021-05-05 23:59:59 America/Los_Angeles State of GovTech Virtual Conference

    ELGL is pleased to partner with CivStart and Government Technology Magazine for this free event about government technology on May 4 & 5, 2021.

    Register today!

    About the event:Over the last decade, the government technology (‘GovTech’) market has experienced rapid growth and acceleration driven by a perfect storm of market dynamics, including democratized technology infrastructure, reduced friction in the procurement process, increased access to funding for scaling startups, a growing set of entrepreneurs targeting government as their primary customer. The unprecedented events of 2020 further accelerated these market dynamics and increased state and local government spending to over $111 billion on information technology and related services. As we’ve entered 2021, the GovTech ecosystem has continued to experience rapid growth and innovation to meet the new needs of government and the citizens it serves - and market opportunities remain to connect this growing ecosystem around new complex public sector problems that need to be solved. In response, e.Republic and CivStart have partnered on a new market event to help governments, existing companies, investors, and entrepreneurs come together to better understand the State of GovTech and what opportunities lie ahead in 2021 and beyond.In this event you’ll have the opportunity to:
    • Discover the latest GovTech market trends and projections.
    • Hear first-hand from government about the new needs, challenges, and opportunities for the GovTech ecosystem to help solve.
    • See live demos of new technology and innovation from startups bringing new technology to government through the CivStart accelerator.
    • Find out the key elements of growth and innovation from GovTech companies that are rapidly growing in the market.
    • Learn directly from investors in the GovTech ecosystem about what opportunities exist for scaling companies in the market.

ELGL is pleased to partner with CivStart and Government Technology Magazine for this free event about government technology on May 4 & 5, 2021. Register today! About the event: Over the last decade, the government technology (‘GovTech’) market has experienced rapid growth and acceleration driven by a perfect storm of market dynamics, including democratized technology...

May 4 2021

Webinar: Mastering Virtual Communications

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-04 11:00:00 2021-05-04 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Mastering Virtual Communications Prior to COVID-19, only some of our communications were virtual. Over the past year, however, our only real option has been digital communication. What leading innovative techniques and strategies have been successfully used by cities? How do we navigate the fine line between staying connected without falling into Zoom fatigue. This webinar will explore communications strategies that have successfully engaged communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.May 4, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

Prior to COVID-19, only some of our communications were virtual. Over the past year, however, our only real option has been digital communication. What leading innovative techniques and strategies have been successfully used by cities? How do we navigate the fine line between staying connected without falling into Zoom fatigue. This webinar will explore communications...

May 4 2021

Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-04 16:00:00 2021-05-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Government Topics

    Every Tuesday

    4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Tuesday 4PT/5MT/6CT/7ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room about different local government topics. Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

May 7 2021

Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-07 15:00:00 2021-05-07 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Clubhouse: Local Gov Weekly Recap

    Every Friday

    3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET

    Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can!
    *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS users only but will hopefully expand to Android in 2021.

Every Friday 3PT/4MT/5CT/6ET Join us for a weekly Clubhouse room to recap your week. We'll have time for you to share your success stories (and time to talk challenges too). Subscribe to our room, follow @govlove, or drop in when you can! *Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat social media app. Currently available for iOS...

May 11 2021

Webinar: Work From Home Teambuilding

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-11 11:00:00 2021-05-11 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Work From Home Teambuilding The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to work from home for the first time, realizing just how much we took workplace connections for granted. How do we keep our teams engaged when everyone is in a different place? What happens when some team members are juggling childcare, homeschooling, and partners’ work schedules, while others may be on administrative leave or working reduced hours? This webinar will explore effective strategies that have been used to maintain team motivation, identify practical tools for remote project management, and discuss creative ways to build relationships and combat loneliness in a time of social distancing.May 11, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to work from home for the first time, realizing just how much we took workplace connections for granted. How do we keep our teams engaged when everyone is in a different place? What happens when some team members are juggling childcare, homeschooling, and partners’ work schedules, while others...

May 13 2021

Short-Term Vacation Rentals & Government Summit

11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-13 11:00:00 2021-05-13 13:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Short-Term Vacation Rentals & Government Summit This event is put on by our friends at Granicus
    Join Granicus virtually to learn what you need to do today to prepare for the massive increase of tourism expected in a post-vaccine world. Engage with and learn from other government leaders, tourism and planning experts, and short-term vacation rental experts who have contributed to hundreds of effective short-term rental programs.

    Register here.

This event is put on by our friends at Granicus.  Join Granicus virtually to learn what you need to do today to prepare for the massive increase of tourism expected in a post-vaccine world. Engage with and learn from other government leaders, tourism and planning experts, and short-term vacation rental experts who have contributed to...

May 18 2021

Webinar: Building Community and Rebuilding Connections

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-18 11:00:00 2021-05-18 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Building Community and Rebuilding Connections Even at the best of times, authentic, inclusive, and effective public engagement looks very different from traditional, 3-minutes-at-a-microphone, public comment. The COVID-19 era has pushed engagement practices to the virtual realm, with this change likely remaining to some degree. Furthermore, complex issues like housing, homelessness, public safety, workforce development, and the gig economy have been amplified and remain at the forefront of many communities. To address these challenges, local governments must commit to engaging a more diverse cross-section of residents as partners in both policymaking and program delivery. The good news is that a year apart has made many residents more interested in their communities than ever. This webinar will explore creative ways local leaders have built community in the last year, bringing residents together even when they’re forced to be apart.May 18, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

Even at the best of times, authentic, inclusive, and effective public engagement looks very different from traditional, 3-minutes-at-a-microphone, public comment. The COVID-19 era has pushed engagement practices to the virtual realm, with this change likely remaining to some degree. Furthermore, complex issues like housing, homelessness, public safety, workforce development, and the gig economy have been...

May 19 2021

Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-19 10:00:00 2021-05-19 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments.

    Here's the link to register and attend!

Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments. Here's the link to register and attend!

May 20 2021

ELGL Book Club: “Caste”

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-20 16:00:00 2021-05-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ELGL Book Club: "Caste"

    Join us for an interactive discussion about "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. This discussion will be hosted by Michael Baskin (he/him, white) and Larissa Johnson (she/her, black, white, native).

    About our facilitators: Michael leads innovation for Montgomery County, MD. Larissa is an Edutainer who works to educate audiences of all ages in an entertaining way, on the power of energy (larissajohnson.com).

    How might we together build a human, just, liberating government? Join them for other Open Innovation events. 

    Spread the local gov love and support your local library by borrowing the book! Alternately:

    Buy a copy of the book from a local seller

    May 20, 2021

    7:00PM ET

    Register for the book club!

     

Join us for an interactive discussion about "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. This discussion will be hosted by Michael Baskin (he/him, white) and Larissa Johnson (she/her, black, white, native). About our facilitators: Michael leads innovation for Montgomery County, MD. Larissa is an Edutainer who works to educate audiences of all ages...

May 21 2021

#ELGLPopUps

8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-21 08:00:00 2021-05-21 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLPopUps

    More information coming soon...

    #ELGLPopUps are virtual and in-person local government learning events held in multiple locations on the same day - in 2021, on May 21!

    #ELGLPopUps are ELGL regional events, all held on the same day so our members still feel a connection to the larger organization, but can travel regionally and experience agendas focused on regional topics and issues.

    Currently, ELGL is looking for host locations for the 2021 events. Learn more and sign up here!

More information coming soon... #ELGLPopUps are virtual and in-person local government learning events held in multiple locations on the same day - in 2021, on May 21! #ELGLPopUps are ELGL regional events, all held on the same day so our members still feel a connection to the larger organization, but can travel regionally and experience...

May 25 2021

Webinar: Survey Findings – COVID’s Lasting Legacy for Local Government

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-25 11:00:00 2021-05-25 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Survey Findings - COVID’s Lasting Legacy for Local Government Join us for the conclusion of our series, Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later. This webinar will discuss the findings of The New Normal Survey: COVID’s Lasting Legacy for Local Government.May 25, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

Join us for the conclusion of our series, Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later. This webinar will discuss the findings of The New Normal Survey: COVID’s Lasting Legacy for Local Government. May 25, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET Register now! Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year...

Jun 16 2021

Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-06-16 10:00:00 2021-06-16 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments.

    Here's the link to register and attend!

Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments. Here's the link to register and attend!

Jun 17 2021

ELGL Book Club: “Power to the Public”

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-06-17 16:00:00 2021-06-17 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ELGL Book Club: "Power to the Public"

    Join us for an interactive discussion with authors Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank about their new book Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology.

    A powerful new blueprint for how governments and nonprofits can harness the power of digital technology to help solve the most serious problems of the twenty-first century.

    - Princeton University Press

    June 17, 2021

    4:00PM PT / 7:00PM ET

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    About the Book:As the speed and complexity of the world increases, governments and nonprofit organizations need new ways to effectively tackle the critical challenges of our time—from pandemics and global warming to social media warfare. In Power to the Public, Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank describe a revolutionary new approach—public interest technology—that has the potential to transform the way governments and nonprofits around the world solve problems. Through inspiring stories about successful projects ranging from a texting service for teenagers in crisis to a streamlined foster care system, the authors show how public interest technology can make the delivery of services to the public more effective and efficient.At its heart, public interest technology means putting users at the center of the policymaking process, using data and metrics in a smart way, and running small experiments and pilot programs before scaling up. And while this approach may well involve the innovative use of digital technology, technology alone is no panacea—and some of the best solutions may even be decidedly low-tech.Clear-eyed yet profoundly optimistic, Power to the Public presents a powerful blueprint for how government and nonprofits can help solve society’s most serious problems.

Join us for an interactive discussion with authors Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank about their new book Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology. A powerful new blueprint for how governments and nonprofits can harness the power of digital technology to help solve the most serious problems of the twenty-first century....

Jul 21 2021

Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2021-07-21 10:00:00 2021-07-21 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Hangouts: Creative Resource Hours Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments.

    Here's the link to register and attend!

Join us on the third Wednesdays of every month from 10PT/1ET for a free-flowing and informative virtual hangout with artists and local government leaders. We'll talk about creative placemaking, public art, incorporating arts and culture into your organization, and the best ways to work with local governments. Here's the link to register and attend!

Sep 9 2021

CivicPride Quarterly Happy Hours

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-09-09 17:00:00 2021-09-09 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles CivicPride Quarterly Happy Hours

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    Connect with other LGBTQIA+ peers and allies from across the country! Join CivicPRIDE in quarterly happy hours to meet local gov buds, talk to CivicPRIDE board members, and discover how peers across the profession are working to create more inclusive communities. Our social hours are free and will take place on Wonder, a virtual event platform.

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Connect with other LGBTQIA+ peers and allies from across the country! Join CivicPRIDE in quarterly happy hours to meet local gov buds, talk to CivicPRIDE board members, and discover how peers across the profession are working to create more inclusive communities. Our social hours are free and will take place on Wonder, a virtual event...

Sep 14 2021

#ELGLInspire at Texas State University

12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-09-14 12:00:00 2021-09-14 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at Texas State University

Sep 23 2021

#ELGL21

All day - 11:59pm
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    More information coming soon...

    #ELGL21 is a virtual and in-person local government learning event - in 2021, on September 23 & 24!

More information coming soon... #ELGL21 is a virtual and in-person local government learning event - in 2021, on September 23 & 24!

Dec 1 2021

CivicPride Quarterly Happy Hours

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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    Connect with other LGBTQIA+ peers and allies from across the country! Join CivicPRIDE in quarterly happy hours to meet local gov buds, talk to CivicPRIDE board members, and discover how peers across the profession are working to create more inclusive communities. Our social hours are free and will take place on Wonder, a virtual event platform.

    Register here.

Connect with other LGBTQIA+ peers and allies from across the country! Join CivicPRIDE in quarterly happy hours to meet local gov buds, talk to CivicPRIDE board members, and discover how peers across the profession are working to create more inclusive communities. Our social hours are free and will take place on Wonder, a virtual event...

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