Each year, ELGL recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government.
The award, previously named the Traeger Award, is named after Chris Traeger, the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show “Park and Recreation.” He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government.
The Top Influencer List is not based on longevity or title. It’s based on an individual’s influence in their community and outside their community through professional associations, mentoring, and writing. Learn more.