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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!

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

Moved to October: More Details Coming Soon!

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.

Jul 16 2020

Webinar: How Public Servants Can Fight for Racial Justice

8:00am - 9:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-16 08:00:00 2020-07-16 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: How Public Servants Can Fight for Racial Justice

This workshop is hosted by our partners at Apolitical. To sign-up, visit their website. Following the death of George Floyd — a 46-year-old black man who died while being arrested in the US city of Minneapolis, Minnesota when his neck was pinned down by an officer’s knee — we asked Apolitical members what they would...

Jul 16 2020

Virtual Ideation: #ELGL20 Conference Sessions

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-16 10:00:00 2020-07-16 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Ideation: #ELGL20 Conference Sessions

July 16, 2020 10 PT/Noon CT/1 ET Register for this event Join us for a virtual ideation session to talk about the training and content you want to see at #ELGL20. We have some great sessions that were planned back when the conference was scheduled in March, but we know that a lot (A LOT!)...

Jul 16 2020

#CityHallShelfie: ELGL’s Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-16 16:00:00 2020-07-16 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.

Jul 19 2020

Webinar: #MPAsForBlackLives

1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-19 13:00:00 2020-07-19 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: #MPAsForBlackLives

July 19, 2020 1:00 PT/ 3:00 EET/ 4:00 ET RSVP here! If you're an #activist, #advocate, or concerned resident, this is for you! Join #localgov practitioners and scholars as we share knowledge and provide guidance about effectively moving from protest to policy. We'll cover local government finances, budgeting, policy development, policing, and public health. After...

Jul 20 2020

Webinar: Building Better Together: CARES Act Collaboration Across Local Gov Sectors

1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-20 13:00:00 2020-07-20 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Building Better Together: CARES Act Collaboration Across Local Gov Sectors

July 20, 2020 1 PT/3 CT/4 ET Please RSVP here According to the U.S. Treasury, the CARES Act “provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.” But this is hard to see in the wake of furloughs, layoffs, and budget cuts. Where might you...

Jul 21 2020

Webinar: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-21 11:00:00 2020-07-21 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits

July 21, 2020 11 PT/1 CT/2 ET RSVP here! Now – while the presidential candidates are mostly staying home – is the perfect time to prepare your local gov for potential campaign visits, especially if you're in a battleground state. Because when you get the call that a presidential candidate will visit your town, you...

Jul 23 2020

Census 2020: Best Practices & Community Conversations

10:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-23 10:00:00 2020-07-23 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Census 2020: Best Practices & Community Conversations

Thursday, July 23, 2020 10 PT/Noon CT/1 ET/8 IT RSVP here! In light of recent events, securing funds for undercounted populations through the Census has become even more important and challenging. What are some of the tactics and strategies local governments have implemented in order to increase their Census response rate? What updates have they...

Jul 24 2020

How Local Government is Innovating to Address Food Insecurity in COVID-19

1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-24 13:00:00 2020-07-24 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles How Local Government is Innovating to Address Food Insecurity in COVID-19

July 24th at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET RSVP: Coming Soon! While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all communities in some way, food insecure individuals (who recently numbered over 37 million) are facing growing challenges due to the skyrocketing unemployment and poverty rates, shelter in place orders, and increased vulnerability to illness. Governments...

Jul 29 2020

Webinar: How One Community Decreased Unsheltered Homelessness by 30% in Two Years

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-29 11:00:00 2020-07-29 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: How One Community Decreased Unsheltered Homelessness by 30% in Two Years

July 29, 2020 11 PT/1 CT/2 ET RSVP for this webinar In 2017 Marin County, CA had the 7th highest rate of per capita homelessness in the entire country. However, from 2017 to 2019, Marin reduced overall homelessness by 7%,  chronic homelessness by 28%, and San Rafael, Marin’s largest city, witnessed a 30% reduction in...

Aug 4 2020

ELGL Annual Membership Meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-04 12:00:00 2020-08-04 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ELGL Annual Membership Meeting

August 4, 2020 | 12 PT | 3 ET Register here! Join ELGL for our annual membership meeting! Our annual meeting will include an update of FY20 highlights, a review of the FY21 budget, and, most importantly, a vote by our membership to approve the transition of ELGL from a 501c6 to a 501c3 nonprofit...

Aug 20 2020

#CityHallShelfie: ELGL’s Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-20 16:00:00 2020-08-20 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.

Sep 17 2020

#CityHallShelfie: ELGL’s Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-17 16:00:00 2020-09-17 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.

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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