Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this blog feature will serve as a means of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would they FaceTime with, and which song best describes their life.
Current: University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs, Student
Q&A with Evan
Most interesting project you’ve worked on in your current position:
Wrote a legal analysis of Colorado’s conservation easement program for an administrative law class.
What do you think about when you are driving to work/school?
I ride my bike to downtown Denver. I mostly think about the vehicles around and trying not to get hit.
Most recent concert you attended:
What sites are bookmarked on your internet browser?
University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs
American Planning Association
Planning for Healthy Places
Denver Healthy People 2020
University of Oregon Internship and Job Resources
Complete the sentence: “Before I die I want to…
catch a steelhead
Proudest career/school accomplishment:
Completion of a parking study that settled a longstanding debate over parking supply in downtown Albany.
What song best describes your life?
No idea. (Editor’s Note: that means we pick)
Suggest two or three topics for the ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School on October 4.
Skills needed for a future in public management
Dealing with difficult citizens
If you could FaceTime or Skype with three people either dead or alive, who would they be?
Your work/school mentors:
Clifton Allen Larson
Favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning:
Sleep in and eat a big breakfast
a helpful mechanism to serve the public.
a helpful mechanism to connect with new people and learn new skills.
- Ben Patinkin, Patinkin Research Strategies
- Emma Williams, Oregon Metro
- Nick Herrera, State of Oregon
- Lauren Stott, Village of Montgomery, IL
- Beth Otto, City of Lake Oswego and PSU MURP Student
- Bradley Olin, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
- Adam Hackman, Drake University MPA Student
- Tamara Richards, City of Eugene
- Scott Aycock, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
- Dan Blue, City of Gresham
- Michael Parkhurst, City of Gresham
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.