ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate and educate. And while we can promise that each #ELGL16 pop up location will communicate and educate about local government topics, geography makes it hard to truly connect with our amazingly diverse membership.
And so we’re assigning each #ELGL16 attendee to a band. Your #ELGL16 band is your chance to form connections with other ELGL members, even if they’re not attending the same pop-up location as you.
The #ELGL16 planning committee hopes that you’ll find a way to communicate with your bandmates before, during and after the conference. Ways you can do this:
- Connect on LinkedIn
- Follow them on Twitter
- Friend them on Facebook
- Share your stories from #ELGL16
- Meet up (if you’re at the same pop-up location) and sit next to each other during meals or sessions
- Snap a photo with your band mates and share with the other locations
This is our way of making the nationwide ELGL family a little smaller and more manageable as you continue your public service career. To quote the legendary Steven Van Zandt:
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
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- Margi Bradway, PBOT, OR – Twitter
- Matt Crozier, Bang the Table, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Zack Dean, You Pick Pocket T’s, OR – Twitter
- Rob Dixon, City of Hillsboro, OR – LinkedIn
- Emily Edmonds, NC State University, CEFS, NC Growing Together Project – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Sean Farrelly, City of Tigard, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Michelle Ferguson, The Novak Consulting Group, NC – LinkedIn
- Michelle Gonzales, City of Boulder, CO
- Marissa Madrigal, Multnomah County, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Heidi Olmstead, Association of Washington Cities
- Ken Ray, Metro, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Michael Sheena, City of Redwood City, CA – LinkedIn
- Emma Shepard Association of Washington Cities – LinkedIn
- Bethany Shewmaker, City of Durham, NC
- Erika Storlie, City of Evanston, IL – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Luke Stowe, City of Evanston, IL – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Stacey Thompson, San Francisco State University – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Angelica Wedell, National Research Center, Inc. – Twitter & LinkedIn
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.