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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.

Check out previously recorded webinars.

Dec 15 2021

Interactive Workshop: TOP at the State, Local, and Tribal Level

2:20pm - 3:20pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-12-15 14:20:00 2021-12-15 15:20:00 America/Los_Angeles Interactive Workshop: TOP at the State, Local, and Tribal Level

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM EST

    RSVP for the #TOPSummit2021 here


    The Opportunity Project's (TOP’s) model has been used for years at the federal level, and in 2021 it successfully expanded into the hands of city leaders. Four cities, two in collaboration with the Census Bureau and two in collaboration with our partners at the Georgetown Beeck Center and Centre for Public Impact, used TOP methodology to find technological solutions to issues facing their communities. In this workshop, join Census Open Innovation Labs and non-profit partner Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) to identify challenges within your communities that could be solved through local government-technology industry collaboration, and learn how you can adopt TOP model to bring those ideas to life.Speakers: 
    • Haley Ashcom, Lead Communications Strategist, Census Open Innovation Labs
    • Kirsten Wyatt, Executive Director, Engaging Local Government Leaders

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM EST RSVP for the #TOPSummit2021 here The Opportunity Project's (TOP’s) model has been used for years at the federal level, and in 2021 it successfully expanded into the hands of city leaders. Four cities, two in collaboration with the Census Bureau and two in collaboration with...

Dec 30 2021

GovLove Live: Ring in the New Year with the 2021 GovieLovies

4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-12-30 16:00:00 2021-12-30 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles GovLove Live: Ring in the New Year with the 2021 GovieLovies It's that time of the year! Join our GovLove Co-Hosts live as they recap another year and recognize their favorite episodes of GovLove in 2021.

It's that time of the year! Join our GovLove Co-Hosts live as they recap another year and recognize their favorite episodes of GovLove in 2021.

Jan 8 2022

Webinar: Taking the Guesswork out of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

10:00am - 11:30am
  • Add to calendar 2022-01-08 10:00:00 2022-01-08 11:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Taking the Guesswork out of Public Service Loan Forgiveness It seems there is always a new proposal for fixing the complicated federal student loan repayment program. And so many people seem to be struggling to understand their options. In this 90 minute course, you will learn how to navigate student loan repayment options, including income driven repayment and public service loan forgiveness. You will also learn some tips and tricks to make sure that you are able to meet your own financial goals.Our presenter has not only taught classes on income-driven repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, she has also benefited from both of these programs herself. She will cut through the confusion and give you common sense steps to help you understand your options.A recording will be available in the ELGL Webinar Library for members only after the live event.

    Saturday, January 8, 2022

    10:00a - 11:30a PT / 1p - 2:30p ET

    Register for the Webinar


    About the PresenterKaren BauerKaren Bauer is a Project Director for EvictionFreeMKE and Managing Attorney for the Consumer Protection Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee where her practice centers on student loan law, bankruptcy, housing law, and consumer protection litigation. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a Managing Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. Ms. Bauer is past chair of the Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and former member of the Board of Governors.Ms. Bauer is a Fellow of both the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, and has the distinction of being the oldest person to ever win the State Bar’s Outstanding Young Lawyer award.  She authored two articles in the Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine on educational debt and has taught more than 25 continuing legal education courses on student loan repayment issues. She has been quoted in various publications on student loan repayment and consumer protection topics, including the New York Times, Wisconsin Law Journal, and Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine.Ms. Bauer is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers, National Association of Consumer Advocates and the State Bar of Wisconsin. On July 23, 2020, she had over $161,000 in student loans forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

It seems there is always a new proposal for fixing the complicated federal student loan repayment program. And so many people seem to be struggling to understand their options. In this 90 minute course, you will learn how to navigate student loan repayment options, including income driven repayment and public service loan forgiveness. You will...

Jan 19 2022

Acta Roundtable: Process Improvement and Wellness

9:00am - 10:00am
  • Add to calendar 2022-01-19 09:00:00 2022-01-19 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Acta Roundtable: Process Improvement and Wellness The terms “burnout” and “stress’ have increased in our dialogue about work. A seemingly never-ending crisis, increasing demands from customers, staff shortage, employee turnover, and constantly changing landscapes are pushing government staff to take on more challenging work with fewer resources.  
    We’re talking about mitigation strategies to reduce stress after it’s happened. Relaxation methods, remembering what brings you joy and integrating it into your daily life, forcing yourself to slow down and take a break. But, what about changing the nature of the work itself? So that it causes less stress?
    Process improvements, the effort to examine stressful processes and optimize them to decrease staff stress, not only improves outcomes but increases peace of mind and resilience of a municipal organization. Come join us with ELGL members through a roundtable discussion. We will dive into how municipalities have done this work, barriers to doing this work, benefits, and considerations to aligning workflows and processes while preserving the wellness of the people that run our cities. Join us! About The Facilitators: Pavani Peri is a co-founder of Acta Solutions. Acta Solutions streamlines customer support for municipal departments to decrease staff workloads and improve customer outcomes on digital services. She’s also worked for Cities, specifically in economic development. Tai Huynh is a co-founder of Acta Solutions. He also serves as an elected official on the Chapel Hill Town Council.Acta SolutionsAbout Acta Solutions: "We’ve worked in local government. We’ve been there. Experienced long, frustrating exchanges with customers. We’ve also been the customer. In our work at an affordable housing agency, we’ve experienced long wait-times on important permits that have set our timelines back, and increased the cost of construction. We know this problem all too well, and so when we set out to find a solution that met our needs, we were disappointed that nothing existed out there to help local government professionals better serve their customers. That’s why we built Acta Mustang™. Acta Mustang™ was built with you and your customer in mind. To allow staff to deliver a concierge-style of customer service without any of the hassle."

The terms “burnout” and “stress’ have increased in our dialogue about work. A seemingly never-ending crisis, increasing demands from customers, staff shortage, employee turnover, and constantly changing landscapes are pushing government staff to take on more challenging work with fewer resources.    We’re talking about mitigation strategies to reduce stress after it’s happened. Relaxation methods,...

Jan 20 2022

ELGL Book Club: “You Look Like a Thing and I Love You”

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2022-01-20 16:00:00 2022-01-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ELGL Book Club: "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You"
    As heard on NPR's Science Friday, discover the book recommended by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant: an "accessible, informative, and hilarious" introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence (Ryan North).
    Join us for a discussion of You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane.We'll admit that artificial intelligence might not seem like the obvious choice of a subject for the ELGL Book Club. But from hiring to autonomous vehicles, AI is here to stay and local government will be no exception. This is a very accessible primer, not to mention a delightful read. - Cherise

    January 20, 2022

    4:00PM PT / 7:00PM ET

    Register for the book club!

     

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

    Enter to win a copy of the book

    Buy a copy of the book from a local seller

    From the Publisher"You look like a thing and I love you" is one of the best pickup lines ever . . . according to an artificial intelligence trained by scientist Janelle Shane, creator of the popular blog AI Weirdness. She creates silly AIs that learn how to name paint colors, create the best recipes, and even flirt (badly) with humans—all to understand the technology that governs so much of our daily lives.We rely on AI every day for recommendations, for translations, and to put cat ears on our selfie videos. We also trust AI with matters of life and death, on the road and in our hospitals. But how smart is AI really... and how does it solve problems, understand humans, and even drive self-driving cars?Shane delivers the answers to every AI question you've ever asked, and some you definitely haven't. Like, how can a computer design the perfect sandwich? What does robot-generated Harry Potter fan-fiction look like? And is the world's best Halloween costume really "Vampire Hog Bride"?In this smart, often hilarious introduction to the most interesting science of our time, Shane shows how these programs learn, fail, and adapt—and how they reflect the best and worst of humanity.You Look Like a Thing and I Love You is the perfect book for anyone curious about what the robots in our lives are thinking."I can't think of a better way to learn about artificial intelligence, and I've never had so much fun along the way." —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals

As heard on NPR's Science Friday, discover the book recommended by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant: an "accessible, informative, and hilarious" introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence (Ryan North). Join us for a discussion of You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence...

Jan 20 2022

ELGL Collectives Social Hour

5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2022-01-20 17:00:00 2022-01-20 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles ELGL Collectives Social Hour A bringing in the new year social hour from our POC Collective! Come with your favorite new year drink!

    Time: 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET

    Register at this link! 

A bringing in the new year social hour from our POC Collective! Come with your favorite new year drink! Time: 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET Register at this link! 

Jan 27 2022

Servant Leadership Conference

8:00am - 11:00am
  • Add to calendar 2022-01-27 08:00:00 2022-01-28 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Servant Leadership Conference This conference is presented by our friends at SGR.
    Right now it feels like we are all swimming upstream, doesn’t it? And it's true, local government leaders have never faced more challenges than what they are facing in this current VUCA climate. That's why SGR is excited to present the 2022 Servant Leadership Conference – Swimming Upstream, featuring an all-star lineup of speakers who are prime examples of swimming upstream without giving up. January 27 & 28, 10am - 1pm CST. Registration is now open!

    Register today.

This conference is presented by our friends at SGR. Right now it feels like we are all swimming upstream, doesn’t it? And it's true, local government leaders have never faced more challenges than what they are facing in this current VUCA climate. That's why SGR is excited to present the 2022 Servant Leadership Conference – Swimming...

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