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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- Candice Bock, Association of Washington Cities – Twitter
- Angela Cline, City of Lakewood – LinkedIn
- Michael Grass, Route 50 – LinkedIn & Twitter
- Brian Hedengren, UNC MPA (Online) – LinkedIn
- Jason Jones, Guilford County – LinkedIn & Twitter
- Alexandria Kenyon, City of Redwood City – LinkedIn
- Ben Kittelson, City of Durham – LinkedIn & Twitter
- Karen Kixmiller, City of Greensboro
- Scott Lazenby, City of Lake Oswego, OR
- Chris Lindsey, City of Westminster
- Racy Ming, Workforce Alliance of the North Bay
- Krystle Nelinson, City of Carrollton, TX
- Angela Nicholson, County of Marin
- Martha Paige, Town of Morrisville, NC
- Erin Schwie Langston, UNC – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Rae Trotta, Trotta Consulting
- Madeline VanDenHoek, Town of Monument – LinkedIn
- Roger Wright, City of Fort Worth
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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.