LITERALLY! The 2nd Annual Traeger List (Updated)

Posted on June 28, 2017

Update: Pete Haga, City of Grand Forks, ND, is offering a “Intro to Grand Forks” prize to one lucky person. You can enter by submitting a Traeger nominee today. We’ll draw a winner from everyone who submitted a nomination.

What’s included in a “Intro to Grand Forks” prize? Listen to this GovLove interview for details.


List of 2017 Traeger Nominees

Each year the NFL Network ranks top 100 players in the NFL. Since the ranking is released in the summertime when there are no games to talk about, the ranking draws a few headlines, and better yet, a few angry tweets from players who feel they undervalued.

Local government and the NFL are basically one in the same, so today, we launch a call for nominations for the top local government influencers in the country. You can nominate anyone who works for a city, county, or special district. In the coming days, ELGL members will be able to view the list of nominees. This list will be updated daily.

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Your Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email Address’ type=’text’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Nomination(s)’ type=’textarea’/][contact-field label=’Briefly describe why your nominee should be selected for the list.’ type=’textarea’/][/contact-form]


  • July 13: Deadline for submitting a nomination
  • July 14: List of nominees announced
  • July 17 to 21: Voting and open comment period
  • July 24 to 28: ELGL awards committee reviews and ranks nominees.
  • August 1: The 2nd Annual Traeger List announced.

The more nominations that a person receives, the more consideration they will receive for a spot in the top 100. The final ranking will be determined by voters (50%) and awards committee (50%). Interested in serving on the awards committee, contact [email protected].

Supplemental Reading

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WeHo’s Lindsey Horvath Named to “Top 100 List”


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