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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- Jonathan Brandon, OpenGov, CA – LinkedIn
- Matt Bronson, City of Grover Beach, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Ron Burke, City of Fort Worth, TX – LinkedIn
- Benjamin DeClue, City of Lebanon, MO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Tanisha Elder, Verizon Wireless, NC – LinkedIn
- Chris Hartung, Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC, TX – LinkedIn
- Sarah Hazel, City of Charlotte – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Pat Martel, City of Daly City, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Amber Mathiesen, City of Salem, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Rachael McNamara, City of Hayward
- Michelle Mills, Alamance County Public Libraries, NC
- David Nguyen, City of Portland, OR – LinkedIn
- Abby Owens, City of Plano, TX – LinkedIn
- Jim Schutz, City of San Rafael, CA – LinkedIn
- Beichen Shi, IIT, IL
- Tonia Sugarman, Association of Washington Cities – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Karlyn Tilley, City of Golden, CO – LinkedIn
- Marty Weider, City of Grand Prairie, TX
- Kevin Woodhouse, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, CA – LinkedIn
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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.