Slightly Edited Mission & Belief Statements

Posted on February 6, 2014

bridgetIt’s awesome to be friends with a communications expert… they make everything that ELGL writes even better!  Thanks to Bridget Doyle, Communications Coordinator for the Village of Lombard, IL for putting our draft mission and vision statements into a pithy, AP-style format!

ELGL is…

Innovative local government leaders with a passion for connecting, communicating and educating.

Connect: We believe that attracting and retaining local government professionals requires making meaningful connections.

Communicate: We share information – a learning process that empowers us to work harder, smarter, faster and more creatively.

Educate: We provide educational offerings that address new trends and ways we can proactively respond as local government professionals.


We believe we can make a difference in people’s lives and communities.

We believe  telling stories about people, ideas, trends and approaches in local government is the best way to make a positive difference.

We believe that working creatively, harder and smarter makes our professional association unique, relevant and timely.

We believe that building a network of support will attract and retain the best and brightest to the local government profession.

We believe that anyone with a passion for public service can become a member, and understand that there is no longer one path to leadership.

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