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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- Susanna Chan, City of Los Altos, CA
- Lauren Cobb, Lauren Cobb Consulting, WA – LinkedIn
- Kelly Delaney, Accela, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Julie Eckenrode, Town of Carrboro, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Heather Geyer, City of Wheat Ridge, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Lorie Gillis, City of Arvada
- Kevin Gunn, City of Fort Worth, TX – LinkedIn
- Chris Jordan, City of Los Altos, CA – LinkedIn
- Danielle Lee, City of Santa Monica, CA
- Tamara Letourneau, City of Costa Mesa, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Emily Leuning, BIKETOWN, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
- David Lindley, Yakima Nation, OR – LinkedIn
- Michelle Masoncup, City of Evanston, IL – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Stephanie Scafa, City of Eugene, OR – LinkedIn
- Caitlan Smelley, Addison, TX – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Laela Tambawang Ghafur, Yapis University, Indonesia – LinkedIn
- Debbie Wilmot, City of Lafayette, CO – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Debralee Woodbury, NCSU – Twitter
- Meng Zhou, Magueys Pub, OR – 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.