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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- Pam Antil, Santa Barbara, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Sarah Baker, NC State – Twitter
- Randy Ealy, City of Beaverton, Oregon
- Lauren Enea, SeamlessDocs
- Annika Erickson-Pearson, National Research Center, Inc.
- Rebecca Gibbons, City of Portland Office for Community Technology
- Ron Holifield, SGR
- Adam Isern, Vision Internet
- Jessica Matson, SGR
- Alex McIntyre, City of Menlo Park, CA
- Dave Mercier, City of Vancouver
- Monae Merck, NCCU
- Elizabeth O’Neill, Multnomah County Dept of County Human Services – LinkedIn
- Bill Ray, City of Arvada, CO
- Eddie Ruiz, Pueblo West Metro
- Kent Souriyasak, University of North Texas
- Jennifer Stephens, City of North Richland Hills
- Greg Stopka, Alliance for Innovation – Twitter & LinkedIn
- Kent Wyatt, City of Tigard, OR – Twitter & 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.