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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- Creighton Avila, El Dorado County, CA – LinkedIn
- Caroline Cheung, City of Brisbane – LinkedIn
- Chris Clark, City of Mountain View, CA – LinkedIn
- Molly Curley O’Brien, Mills College, Lokey School of Business and Public Policy – LinkedIn
- Jen Della Valle, Town of Hillsborough – Twitter
- Laura Hammond, City of Eugene, Planning and Development – LinkedIn
- Ernest Hayes, Oregon METRO – LinkedIn
- Jordan Imlah, City of Milwaukie – LinkedIn
- Kristen Koehler, City of Westminster
- Bryan Langley, City of Denton, TX – LinkedIn
- Chris Maddox, Romulus CRM – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Avis Meade, Village of Lombard – LinkedIn
- Brittany Pulley, City of Irving – LinkedIn
- Tamara Richards, City of Eugene, Planning and Development – LinkedIn
- Joshua Schoemann, Washington County, WI – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Phil Smith-Hanes, Ellis County, Kansas – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Kristi Wilson, City of Hillsboro – LinkedIn
- Matthew Yager, City of Plano – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Aaron Zavala City of Mesquite – 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.