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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- Carrie Broeckelmann, Vision Internet
- Cyndy Brown, SGR
- Jennipher Castellanos, City of North Richland Hills
- Helen Cospolich, Town of Breckenridge – Twitter
- Becky DeWitt, City of Eugene, Oregon
- Kristin Donald, Apex Park and Recreation District
- Donald Edens, City of Wheat Ridge
- Mike Ekey, City of Raymore – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Mark Handyman, City of Dallas, TX
- Andy Hull, NextRequest, NC – LinkedIn
- James Lockefeer, City of Lake Forest
- Kristen Navarro, SGR, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
- William Norris, City of Hood River, OR – LinkedIn
- Benjamin Pixley, United Parcel Service, OR
- Kim Sandoval, Central Piedmont Community College, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Sujatha Selvakumar, Aldgate Chambers LLC, CA
- Samantha Smith, City of Columbia, SC – LinkedIn
- Steve Streiffert, City of Fort Worth, TX
- Caitlin Zacharias, City of Boulder, CO
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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.