#ELGLRoadTrip

A cross-country tour of interesting ideas

September 23-27, 2019
ELGLRoadTrip

#ELGLRoadTrip

During the week of September 23 - 27, 2019, ELGL members will host learning sessions about interesting local government topics.

This multi-day, multi-location series showcases the work of local governments nationwide. Selected topics and locations will be included on a nationwide agenda for attendance and participation.

This concept gets ELGL back to its “lunch-n-learn” roots, where a guest speaker provides information and perspective to a group of attendees over a meal. Each event will last about one hour and will be hosted by a local government. 

Road Trip Location

 

 

Sample Agenda

Under the umbrella of the #ELGLRoadTrip, we will highlight learning opportunities across the United States during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019. Here’s a sample of the agenda when it's fully formed:

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#ELGLRoadTrip is a one-week, cross-country local government learning opportunity. Sign up to attend the event nearest you; registration includes attendance and the specified meal/snack:

Monday, September 23

Noon - lunch - Data Driven Parks Management
Oaktown, ID City Hall

3:00 - snack - City Management in Rural New England
Crabbington, ME Library

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Tuesday, September 24

9:30 a.m. - coffee - Succession Planning & Workforce Planning
Carter County, ND Commission Forum

Noon - lunch - Utility Billing & A.I.
Racho Sunshine, CA CommunityRoom

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Wednesday, September 25

5:00 - social hour - Digital Customer Service
Smithland, TX City Hall

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Thursday, September 26

Noon - lunch - New Trends in Library Service Delivery
Baker, IN Town Hall

3:00 - popcorn - Book Reading: Sewer Pipe History
Baxter Heights, OH Library

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Friday, September 27

10:00 a.m. - doughnuts - Promoting a Culture of Innovation
Coral Village, FL City Hall

Hosting

#ELGLRoadTrip is an opportunity to engage locally about interesting local government ideas. We know not everyone can travel regionally or nationally for a conference, so this is a chance to learn at the hyper-local level about local government topics, trends, innovations, and more.

Submissions for hosting will be accepted via online submission (below) from ELGL members. Submissions due by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10 to be considered for the Fall 2019 series.

ELGL will review the submissions and select locations for inclusion on the #ELGLRoadTrip tour. Hosting organizations will be responsible for providing the venue/facilities that can accommodate at least 30 people per location. 

Considerations like geographic diversity, topics/ideas, requested day of the week, venue, and more will be considered when reviewing submissions. Hosting locations must provide one (or more) point of contact for the event for planning and outreach needs.

Once selected, the hosting locations and topics will be included in all #ELGLRoadTrip marketing, outreach, ticketing, and other logistical details.

Event partnerships with other local governments and ELGL partners is encouraged!

Selected topics will be interesting. What does interesting mean?

We want to share information about local government work that is timely, relevant, unique, challenging, or inspiring.

There's no "perfect" topic that fits this definition; we want ELGL members to think about the work they're doing - services they're providing - processes they're improving - and build a session around those concepts.

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Road Trip FAQ

#ELGLRoadTrip FAQs

What's #ELGLRoadTrip?

This is a new regional learning opportunity designed to connect ELGL members around interesting local government ideas the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.

How are sessions selected?

ELGL will review all session submissions the week of June 10, 2019 and selected locations and hosts will be notified soon after. The #ELGLRoadTrip calendar and RSVP links will be available for outreach and marketing on July 1, 2019.

Wait - what happened to #ELGLPopUps?

We love #ELGLPopUps as much as you! Those regional events will happen every even-numbered year; the hyper-hyper-local #ELGLRoadTrip events will occur every odd-numbered year.

What are "interesting ideas?"

We want to share information about local government work that is timely, relevant, unique, challenging, or inspiring.

There's no "perfect" topic that fits this definition; we want ELGL members to think about the work they're doing - services they're providing - processes they're improving - and build a session around those concepts.

Can my organization participate?

Yes! All ELGL members can submit ideas for #ELGLRoadTrip. We just ask you to affirm that your organization will help with the event space, logistics, marketing, and catering.

ELGL will be your partner in planning an exceptional local event to showcase your interesting local government idea.

What's ELGL's role?

  • Marketing - we'll include your event on the ELGL calendar, all #ELGLRoadTrip marketing and outreach, and in targeted outreach to the ELGL community
  • Registration/RSVP links - we'll manage all registration for the event so you know who is coming to your location
  • Catering - we'll take care of the catering order (after getting recommendations from you) so you don't have to worry about the financial side of planning this event
  • Swag - we'll mail you event swag so your attendees have mementos from the first-ever #ELGLRoadTrip

What's my local government's role?

  • Location - you pick the location and reserve the space for the event
  • Local marketing and outreach - you help ELGL spread the word locally about the event (e.g. to your neighboring cities, counties, and district)
  • Hosting - you're the go-to person to kickstart the event and be the "face" of your location.
  • A/V - you'll work with ELGL to record the event so we can capture the interesting information in the ELGL webinar library.
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  • Select all interested date(s). If you select more than one and your session is accepted, you'll be assigned the date that fits best with the nationwide calendar.
  • Select all interested time(s). If you select more than one and your session is accepted, you'll be assigned the time that fits best with the nationwide calendar.
  • If this is not finalized yet, include the likely speakers/presenters:
  • Please indicate any additional information about your session proposal that is relevant.
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