ELGL is headed to Nashville for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference, October 20 – 23, 2019! We have some members joining us for the conference. Here’s what our members are most looking forward to at the conference!
Logan Masenthin, MPA
Blight Reduction Coordinator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas
ICMA is always a terrific learning experience, not to mention a great time. The keynote speakers and breakout sessions provide useful tools and information, as well as inspiration to bring back to the office. I particularly enjoy the League of Women in Government Symposium. It is so empowering to be in a room full of strong, intelligent, successful women that love local government as much as I do. All of this makes me excited to attend ICMA in Nashville this year, but what I am most looking forward to stems from my involvement with CivicPRIDE.
CivicPRIDE is the first nationally recognized LGBTQIA+ professional association for local government management. I attended their last two mixers at ICMA and signed up to become more involved in Baltimore last year. Throughout these last twelve months I helped write CivicPRIDE’s new mission statement, partnered to create a networking event in Kansas City during Pride month, wrote two blog posts, and helped plan this year’s ICMA CivicPRIDE mixer – Stonewall to Nashville: 50 Years of Progress. Being involved with something so dear to my heart and seeing it grow as it is just starting out has been so rewarding for me. I connect with members of the group virtually about once a month but have only met a few of them in person. I am so excited to see some of the people that I have come to respect face-to-face for the first time in Nashville, and to spend time with other queer local government professionals. I am also very eager to see the mixer that I helped plan come to life. I cannot wait to attend ICMA this year!
You can find a rundown of ELGL’s events and activities, plus a link to a What’sApp group so you can stay connected with ELGL during this large conference in this complete list.