The Future Is Now with Stephen Tanner, City of Plano, TX

Posted on November 22, 2015

The ELGL and SGR Futures Forum debuts on December 4. Registration is free for ELGL members; $100 for non-members. Leading up to the forum, we’ll highlight the attendees. Here’s the guest list.


Stephen Tanner (LinkedIn and Twitter) is the Senior Marketing Coordinator for the City of Plano, TX. He managed the nationally award-winning social media campaign #LovePlano campaign, with the roll out of the City of Plano Instagram account. Stephen is responsible for managing the City Council and City of Plano social media channels. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

If I had one free hour each day, I would…spend another hour exercising.

If you could create a local government super hero, who would they be?
Super Voter: Destroyer of Voter Apathy
The one sentence that I’d like to hear from my boss is….

“Everything is Awesome!!!!”

If you could choose three new benefits that your city currently doesn’t offer, what would they be?

  • Onsite medical
  • Half-day Friday
  • Longer paid maternity leave

Name three public organizations other than your own that you admire.
I admire Provo City, they are doing social media/community outreach right in a college town.
My ideal Saturday morning is…a run session with my wife and then exploring new shops/restaurants.

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