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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- Dana Bennett, City of Tigard, OR – LinkedIn
- Lori Burns, Town of Colma, CA – LinkedIn
- Todd Cutts, Water Street Consulting, WA – Twitter
- Monica Davis, City of Hayward, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Thomas Frank, City of West Linn, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Magda González, City of Half Moon Bay, CA – LinkedIn
- Lawrence Grodeska, CivicMakers, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Carlos Hernandez, County of San Mateo/Dept of Child Support Services, CA – LinkedIn
- Michelle Holder, City of Aspen, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Jay Hutchison, City of Lakewood
- Carly Lorentz, City of Wheat Ridge, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Christina McKee, Chicago, IL
- Jodi Miller, Durham County, NC – LinkedIn
- Matthew Monedero, City of Fort Worth, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Glenn Murray, Town of Parker, CO – LinkedIn
- Ashly Perez De Tejada, National Research Center, Inc., CO – LinkedIn
- Debra Quinn, City of Vancouver, WA – LinkedIn
- Deanna Santana, City of Sunnyvale, CA – LinkedIn
- Dan Weinheimer, Routt County, CO – Twitter & 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.