Famous designer John Varvatos announced yesterday that he’s opening a store in Michigan. Today we announce that we’re setting up shop in the Great Lake State. We hired a new public affairs assistant, Kristin Bodle and we’ve started to form an advisory board with:
- Alan Mond, CEO & Co-Founder at MuniRent
- Mitch Foster, Kingsley Village Manager
- Bob Bruner, Michigan Municipal Services Authority, Chief Executive Officer
- Nathan Mehmed, Grand Valley State MPA Student and Community Planner
- Tim Wolff, Lake Isabella Village Manager
- Erik Fabian, CPBB Chief Creative Officer
Appropriately we’ve scheduled our first Michigan event with MuniRent, an Ann Arbor based company that makes it easy for local governments to lease heavy duty equipment to other local governments.
How Can You Get Involved?
Join ELGL – free for students; $30 for individuals; $230 for organizations. Organizational membership includes 10 memberships and unlimited job postings on our website. Our website attracts 30,000 views a month. Some of organizational members include ICMA, Association of Washington Cities, Oak Park, IL, Allen, TX, Springbrook Software, and Strategic Government Resources.
Register for the ELGL Innovation Series
- City of San Francisco, CA – October 29 (Register)
- GovFresh – November 4 (Register)
- MuniRent – November 12 (Register)
- City of Philadelphia, PA – November 18 (Register)
- Department of Housing & Urban Development – December 3 (Register)
Apply for the ELGL Michigan Advisory Board by sending an email to [email protected]
Contribute original content – we have a number of columns that address Michigan specific issues: Pure Midwest, Discovering Detroit with Cole Grisham and John McCarter, Allow Myself to Introduce Myself…Tim Wolff, Lake Isabella, #micities2014 Conference and On Campus with Oakland University MPA Program and Grand Valley State MPA Program
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What Is ELGL?
ELGL is a big-tent organization connecting all functions of the local government arena. We have more than 650 members from 25 different states with four chapters – Midwest, Pacific, Southeast, and Southwest.
We define “emerging” as anyone interesting in launching themselves into the next step of their career. This could be a city manager interested in moving to a bigger city or a planner interested in becoming a community development director. Most of our members are actively involved in other professional associations such as American Planning Association, Government Finance Officers Association, ICMA, 3CMA, and Association of Municipal Recorder.
Here’s what the local government community is saying about ELGL:
If you want to keep up with the leading edge thinkers among the next generation of leaders…be a member of ELGL. Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Gov’t Resources
ELGL is probably the coolest and most informative public administration-related organization I’m aware of. Eric Peterson, City Manager, Hillsborough, NC
ELGL is this really cool group… that are our profession’s future, as a profession and as an association, in my opinion. Bonnie Svrcek, ICMA Past President and Lynchburg Deputy City Manager
In one year, I will renew my membership because ELGL is rejuvenating public service with its positive and youthful energy. Leisha DeHart-Davis, UNC Professor of Public Administration