ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate and educate. And while we can promise that each #ELGL16 pop up location will communicate and educate about local government topics, geography makes it hard to truly connect with our amazingly diverse membership.
And so we’re assigning each #ELGL16 attendee to a band. Your #ELGL16 band is your chance to form connections with other ELGL members, even if they’re not attending the same pop-up location as you.
The #ELGL16 planning committee hopes that you’ll find a way to communicate with your bandmates before, during and after the conference. Ways you can do this:
- Connect on LinkedIn
- Follow them on Twitter
- Friend them on Facebook
- Share your stories from #ELGL16
- Meet up (if you’re at the same pop-up location) and sit next to each other during meals or sessions
- Snap a photo with your band mates and share with the other locations
This is our way of making the nationwide ELGL family a little smaller and more manageable as you continue your public service career. To quote the legendary Steven Van Zandt:
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
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- Amber Ames, City of Hillsboro
- Michael Bolander, County of San Mateo
- Benjamin Clark, University of Oregon – Twitter
- James Steven Curtis, City of Beaveron
- Patrick Foiles, City of Lake Oswego – LinkedIn
- Hunter George, Metro Parks Tacoma – LinkedIn
- Morgan Lasater, City of Burlington – LinkedIn
- Leonard Mantey, texas – LinkedIn
- Zoe Monahan, City of Tualatin – LinkedIn
- Sena Nyaku, UNT – LinkedIn
- Rudy Owens, City of Tigard, OR – LinkedIn
- Rachel Patterson, City of Plano – LinkedIn
- Ameya Pawar, Alderman, City of Chicago – LinkedIn
- Ricky Ruvio, UNC Chapel Hill – LinkedIn
- Alora Wachholz, City of Flower Mound, TX – LinkedIn
- Erin Walker-Anderson, OpenGov – LinkedIn
- Amy Wang, OpenGov – LinkedIn
- Nic Westendorf, City of Geneva
- Madeleine Winslow, National Research Center, Inc. – LinkedIn
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.