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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- Ryan Adams, City of Irving, TX – Twitter
- Rob Braulik, HdL Companies
- Jessica Chase, QScend Technologies, Inc – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Qixin Chen, UIC – LinkedIn
- Brittany Gregory, NCSU – LinkedIn
- Ellen Harris, Tartleton State
- Eimi Hijikuro, Portland State University
- Julia Katz, Triangle J Council of Governments
- Justin Lovell, City of South San Francisco, CA
- Brad McCutcheon, Plano Fire-Rescue
- Joanna Mekeal, The Town of Highland Park
- Mitch Nieman, City of Milwaukie
- Mark Nugent, Romulus CRM
- Michelle Oeser, Town of Kiowa
- Suzi Schwabe, City of Vancouver – Twitter and LinkedIn
- Sandi Seader, City of Longmont, CO
- Emily Tipps, City of DeKalb – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Ezequiel Vasquez, City of Arvada
- Elizabeth Whitmore, City of Lone Tree
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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.