Starting Lineups for the Cookingham Connection

Posted on July 10, 2014

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ELGL and Strategic Government Resources have launched the “Cookingham Connection” in effort to highlight the 22 guideposts created by L.P Cookingham. Eric Roche, City of Kansas City, MO, kicked off the series with his perspective on the Ever-Present Legacy of L.P Cookingham in Kansas City.

We’ve announced the ELGL starting lineup for the series, and now, we begin to unveil the SGR starting line up. Check back as we update the SGR roster.

Team SGR

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Cheryl Harrison-Lee, City Administrator, Gardner, KS

Ed Zuercher, City Manager, Phoenix, AZ

Frank Robinson, Town Manager, Apple Valley, CA

Michelle Crandall,  ‎Assistant City Manager, Dublin, OH

Ray Gosack, City Administrator, Fort Smith, AR

Roger Kemp, Former City Manager, Meriden, CT (1993-2005)

Thomas Bonfield, City Manager, Durham, NC

Cal Horton, Former City Manager, Chapel Hill, NC

Bonnie Svrcek, Deputy City Manager, Lynchburg, VA

Julie Underwood, Assistant City Manager, Daly City, CA

Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO

Dave O’Leary, City Administrator, Shelton, WA

Kevin Duggan, Retired City Manager, Mountain View, CA

Allen Barnes, City Manager, Gonzales, TX

Sherilyn Lombos, City Manager, Tualatin, OR

Pete Olson, Town Manager, Yorktown, IN



Anthony Hooper, Lake Oswego (OR) Support Services Supervisor

Ashley Graff, Gresham (OR) Economic Development Recruitment Specialist

Ben Kittelson, PSU MPA and Metro Newsroom Intern

Ben McCready, Rock Island (IL) Assistant to the City Manager

Brian Southey, Bloomington (IL) Management Intern

Charlotte Colley, New Albany (OH) Senior Projects Manager

Jenifer Della Valle, Hillsborough (NC) Assistant Public Information Officer/ Management Analyst

Jenna Garcia, Omaha (NE) City Clerk’s Office

Jim Lenner, Johnstown (OH) Village Manager

John McCarter, Sugarland (TX) Management Assistant

Josh Gregor, Portland (OR) Revenue Tax Specialist II

Kirsten Silveira, Baltimore (MD) Budget Analyst

Kirsten Wyatt, West Linn (OR) Assistant City Manager

Kyler Ludwig, Goddard (KS) Assistant to the City Administrator

Marc Nelson, Roanoke (VA) ‎Special Projects Coordinator

Matt Mueller, Little Elm (TX) Town Manager

Noel Bernal, Falfurrias (TX) City Administrator

Rafael Baptista, Catawba County Management Intern

Ryan Adams, Irving (TX) Sr. Management Analyst

Sarah Hazel, Charlotte (NC), LICMA Local Government Management Fellow

Vanessa Shrauner, Odessa (TX) Development Coordinator

Will Norris, Long Beach (CA) Management Assistant

Supplemental Reading

ELGL and SGR Launch the Cookingham Connection

Bruno Rumbelow, Grapevine (TX)

The Ever-Present Legacy of L.P Cookingham in Kansas City

L.P. Cookingham influence still being felt

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