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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.

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To host a Supper Club in your area click here!

The National Day of Supper Clubbing #NDOSC is on March 5, 2020. Learn more here!

Featured Events & Activities

Local Gov Oktoberfest

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.

Sep 21 2020

Webinar: Local Governments Serving Small Communities Responding to COVID-19

1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-21 13:00:00 2020-09-21 14:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Local Governments Serving Small Communities Responding to COVID-19

Join us on September 21, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT for the second session on Addressing Challenges to the Health and Childcare Systems. Register today! The Responding to COVID-19 webinar series presents resources for small units of general local government (UGLGs) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the webinars provide digestible information on how...

Sep 22 2020

Webinar: Remote Meetings – Increasing Public Participation By Up to 800%

9:00am - 10:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-22 09:00:00 2020-09-22 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Remote Meetings - Increasing Public Participation By Up to 800%

Remote Meetings: Increasing Public Participation By Up to 800% September 22, 2020 9 PT/10 MT/11 CT/Noon ET RSVP here! In 2017 Lakewood, Colorado became the first city in the country to allow online participation in the days preceding public hearings. Within a year, citizen participation was up by nearly 800% and nearly 90% of all...

Sep 28 2020

Webinar: The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Local Governments: Silver Linings and Shifting Priorities

11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-28 11:00:00 2020-09-28 23:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Local Governments: Silver Linings and Shifting Priorities

September 28, 2020 11PT/1CT/2ET RSVP here! In July 2020, nearly 400 local government officials and staff from across the U.S. took the Local Government’s Next Normal Survey* to shed light on how COVID-19 is shifting priorities and pain points.  In this panel webinar, we’ll share what’s top of mind for these municipalities including insights from ELGL, The...

Sep 29 2020

Webinar: Doing It All – How Leaders of Small Governments Are Handling City-Sized Challenges

9:00am - 10:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-29 09:00:00 2020-09-29 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Doing It All - How Leaders of Small Governments Are Handling City-Sized Challenges

September 29, 2020 9:00 PT/11:00 CT/Noon ET Register for the event Join Jamie Hellen (Twitter | Instagram | You Tube), Town Administrator from Franklin, MA to talk about how collaboration, communication, and a shared understanding of data is the key to governing, maintaining revenues, and developing a customer-focused mindset for your government or department. Please...

Oct 8 2020

#ELGLInspire at the University of Texas-Austin

12:15pm - 2:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-08 12:15:00 2020-10-08 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #ELGLInspire at the University of Texas-Austin

This is an interactive virtual event for students to learn more about careers with towns, cities, counties, and districts. It is free for students, thanks to a partnership between ELGL, TCMA, GFOAT, and the LBJ School at UT. You'll have the opportunity to learn from local government leaders from across Texas, and then meet with...

Oct 12 2020

#ELGL20

All day - 11:59pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-12 00:00:00 2020-10-16 23:59:59 America/Los_Angeles #ELGL20

ELGL's annual conference is a virtual event on October 12-16, 2020. Stay tuned for more information on tickets, registration, (or re-registration if you've already signed up).

Oct 26 2020

ArtPlace Virtual Summit

All day
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-26 00:00:00 2020-10-30 00:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ArtPlace Virtual Summit

This event is put on by ArtPlace America, our partners for the Creative Community Series. This year, ArtPlace culminates a decade of work as part of an extraordinary community of artists, community developers, culture bearers, designers, government officials, philanthropists, and researchers who have come together from rural, suburban, Tribal, and urban communities across the United...

Nov 19 2020

#CityHallShelfie: ELGL’s Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-11-19 16:00:00 2020-11-19 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #CityHallShelfie: ELGL's Book Club

Please join the #CityHallShelfie Facebook group to participate in book selections and to access online meeting information! Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 PT/6:00 CT/7:00 ET.

Dec 17 2020

#CityHallShelfie: ELGL’s Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-12-17 16:00:00 2020-12-17 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles #CityHallShelfie: ELGL's Book Club

Please join the #CityHallShelfie Facebook group to participate in book selections and to access online meeting information! Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 PT/6:00 CT/7:00 ET.

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