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COVID-19 learning & connection opportunities: week of May 18, 2020

Rewind: Virtual #ELGLInspire

Posted on May 20, 2020


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On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, ELGL and the University of Oregon hosted a virtual #ELGLInspire event. Use the links below to watch the speakers, or review the event video in full. An agenda for the event is included below.


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Watch the event in full:


Quickfire Presentations: 10:15 – 2:30 

These are fast-paced, 5-7 minute presentations about the challenges and opportunities in each sector of local government.  Speakers are selected to represent the wide variety of jobs with a city, county, or district

  • 10:15 – Ryan Piche, County Manager, Lewis County, NY – LinkedIn
  • 10:30 – Sarah Medary, City Manager, Eugene, OR – Twitter
  • 10:45 – Denise Reynolds Katula, Leadership and Talent Development, Somerset County, NJ – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 11:00 – Erin Donovan Owen, Strategy & Performance, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
  • 11:15 – Hillary Ostlund, Library, Hillsboro, OR – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 11:30 – Terrance Smith, Innovation, Mobile, AL – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 11:45 – Break
  • 12:00 – Rafael Baptista, Economic Development, Raleigh, NC – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 12:15 – Linda Smith, Community Engagement, Park City, UT – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 12:30 – Greg Preece, HR, Oakland, CA – LinkedIn
  • 12:45  – Break
  • 1:00 – Weston Davis, Emergency Medical Services, Director, El Campo, TX – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 1:15 – AJ Fawver, Planning & Community Development, Verdunity – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 1:30 – Alison Rhodes, Parks & Recreation, Boulder, CO – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 1:45 – Zach Navin, Public Works, Columbus, WI – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • 2:00 – Kristine Hulse Day, Assistant City Manager, Beaumont, CA
  • 2:15 – Mo Young, Equity and Access Coordinator, Lane County, OR

What’s Next? Pursuing Public Service Jobs & Internships: 2:30 – 3:30

This moderated session includes panelist discussions on career paths and degree options, as well as the chance for audience questions. Panelists include younger career local government practitioners and HR staff.

  • Moderator: Jen Teal, Novak Consulting Group/Raftelis – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • Sam Kelly Quattrocchi, Finance Analyst, Springfield, OR – LinkedIn
  • Kate Hayes, ICMA Fellow, Transylvania County, NC – LinkedIn
  • Alyssa Dinberg, Management Analyst, Boulder, CO – LinkedIn & Twitter
  • Ben McCready, Assistant City Administrator, Geneva, IL – LinkedIn & Twitter
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