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ELGL's Diversity Dashboard measures the demographic data of local government leaders, and reports that information in a real-time dashboard. ELGL relies on grassroots outreach through our members and network to distribute the quick and easy survey that asks about demographics of the chief administrative officer (CAO) and assistant chief administrative officer (ACAO) in a local...

#ELGLInspire's last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event! Rita Kruse Finance Manager, City of Geneva Website What was the very first paying...

This post is by ELGL member Julie Tappendorf and is reprinted with permission from Ancel Glink's Municipal Minute blog. In a surprising decision out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the court struck down a City's practice of "chalking" the tires of parked cars to track how long they have been parked as part...

The following organizations joined ELGL (or renewed an existing account) with an All-In or Supersize membership this month. This means that they can add up to 10 (All-In) or 20 (Supersize) staff members to their ELGL membership accounts, and they get free unlimited job postings for the year! Your organization can join too - just...

#ELGLInspire's last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event! Phil Kiraly Village Manager, Village of Glencoe Website | Linkedin | Twitter | City...

"Know before you go:" that's our philosophy with ELGL events. We're profiling our awesome attendees for #ELGL19 in Durham so you can connect with fellow attendees before the best local government conference in the world, held May 15-17, 2019 in Durham, NC. Register today! Louise Wyatt Organizational Development Manager at Albemarle County (VA) Government Twitter...

Today's Buzz is by Kylie Bayer, HR Manager, City of McMinnville, OR Connect: Twitter or LinkedIn What I'm Listening To: Lizzo. Loudly. Also maybe this playlist... What I'm Reading: Do You Have Kids? Life When The Answer Is No by Kate Kaufmann What I'm Watching: Game 5 of the Portland/OKC playoff series and giggling at...

This guest blog is by ELGL member Chris Van Beke, the cofounder and CEO of Vendor Registry. As a purchasing professional you’re no stranger to the challenges that come with managing vendors. Some of the more common difficulties include working with outdated or missing vendor information; chasing down paperwork from vendors; finding local or specialized...

#ELGLInspire's last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event! William Gabrenya Assistant Fire Chief, Bartlett Fire District Website | Linkedin What was the...

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Brent Stockwell – connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter!!! What I’m Listening To: All They Wanna Be, Madison Mars feat. Caslin What I’m Reading: Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things... What I’m Watching: Kim's Convenience, Season 3 on Netflix Earlier this month, Scottsdale, Arizona's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was recognized with the...

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Danielle Rogers Community Marketing Manager, City of Newton, Iowa, writes about creative storytelling. Storytelling is part of my soul. One of my earliest memories is being in awe of my third-grade teacher reading Roald Dahl’s BFG...

What I’m Watching: Legacies on Netflix because it really capitalizes on my love of teen drama and mystical creatures. What I’m Reading: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - it’s historical fiction meets ghost story; short, engaging, and unexpected. What I’m Listening To: Lizzo, in all her infinite glory On Friday, I participated in my first...

#ELGLInspire's last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event! Randy Recklaus Village Manager, Village of Arlington Heights Website | Linkedin | Twitter What...

#ELGLInspire's last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event! Jason Leverton Police Commander, City of DeKalb Website What was the very first paying...

"Know before you go:" that's our philosophy with ELGL events. We're profiling our awesome attendees for #ELGL19 in Durham so you can connect with fellow attendees before the best local government conference in the world, held May 15-17, 2019 in Durham, NC. Register today! Katie Poulsen Assistant City Manager at City of Tega Cay, SC...

A HUGE part of ELGL conference experiences is learning about and celebrating the communities we are conferencing in. This year, we have four options to tour Durham, NC. Sign up for these opportunities when you register. These tours are included in your ticket price. All tours leave from the conference/Convention Center after lunch on Friday,...

Organizations ELGL supports the work and growth of CivicPRIDE. We help this group grow by supporting all of their activities and events, acting as a fiscal agent for their events, and providing technical and web support. Operations ELGL works with companies that also support local government operations. We consciously select vendors that also work in...

December 11, 2019

Register for this webinar! Webinar: You got the money! Administering federal and state grants and loans Whew. You Got the Money! Now the Real Work Begins: Successfully administering federal and state grants and loans Administering grants - and even most loans - with in-house staff and capacity is possible, but it takes some effort, planning,...

October 9, 2019

Register for this webinar! Webinar: Omnibus Schmomnibus - A roundup of federal grant and loan funding Omnibus Schmomnibus: A roundup of federal grant and loan funding availability in the new fiscal year It’s here! The great annual debate has ended for another year and we have a budget continuing resolution! Join us for a review...

August 14, 2019

RSVP for this webinar! Webinar: Alphabet Soup: An overview of federal funding opportunities Alphabet Soup: An overview of federal funding opportunities: EPA, USDA, DOT, DHHS, DHS, EDA, and more In preparation for the new federal fiscal year, join us to get an overview of the primary funding sources available to local governments for transportation, infrastructure,...

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