I Love BBQ: Serenity Siya Mlay, City of Oakland

Posted on August 3, 2016

Kansas City

ELGL is co-hosting the hottest social event at #ICMA16 in Kansas City, MO – the Sunday evening BBQ Mix & Mingle. No one likes to attend an event when they don’t know anyone else attending, so ELGL is publishing daily “I Love BBQ” profiles of our registered attendees to give you a sneak peek and preview of your fellow local government BBQ aficionados. Learn more about the creative and innovative local government leaders you’ll meet at this ICMA mixer:


Serenity Siya Mlay

City of Oakland, City Administrator Analyst


When I think of Kansas City, I think about… The Dust Bowl & Superman

The biggest issue facing local government is… Abusive council members, relationships between younger & old workforce & “But we’ve always done it this way!”.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… Get off auto pilot, attend sessions that are meaningful to you, ask questions in the session & workshops.

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select…Sabrina Landreth & Christine Daniel

Want to learn even more about event attendees? Follow our Twitter list for this event!


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