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Posted on October 13, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Six conferences in one day means that the #ELGL16 family is spread across the country – from Durham to Portland (and Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Menlo Park).

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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