Countdown to the Conference: Join ELGL for Early Conference Registration

08-10-13: Join ELGL for Early Conference Registration

ELGL members will be given the chance to register for the conference next week. Registration for non-ELGL members will begin in the middle of next week, only if the 100 conference spots are not filled by ELGL members. There is still time to join ELGL and become eligible for the member registration. ELGL memberships can be purchased for $20 for individuals, $250 for organizations, and free for students. Here’s the link — Join ELGL.

08-10-13: And We Are Off….Priority Registration Has Started

As noted previously, select ELGL members are being offered the first chance to register for the 1st annual ELGL Conference. Who are these select members? They are advisory board members (past and present), event organizers, forum speakers, and conference sponsors. Remembering that the conference is limited to the first 100 who register, we are well on the way to filling up fast. In the short time that registration has been open, 37 people have registered. Here’s who they are:

  1. Ashley Graff, City of Gresham
  2. Ben Bryant, City of Tualatin, Management Analyst
  3. Ben McCready, City of Rock Island (IL), Assistant to the City Manager
  4. Ben Kittelson, PSU MPA Student, West Linn Intern, ELGL Project Assistant
  5. Cate Schneider, City of Lake Oswego, City Recorder
  6. Chris Jordan, City of West Linn, City Manager
  7. Colin Deverell, Oregon Metro, Policy Coordinator to Tom Hughes
  8. Eric Chambers, City of Gresham, Senior Manager
  9. Erik Fabian, Center for Priority Based Budgeting, Chief Creative Officer
  10. Erik Kvarsten, City of Gresham, City Manager
  11. Heather Gantz, Waldron HR, Senior Consultant
  12. Jessica Harper, City of Gresham, Assistant to the Mayor
  13. Joe Gall, City of Sherwood, City Manager
  14. John Morgan, City of Damascus, Community Development Director
  15. Jordan Wheeler, City of Lake Oswego, Assistant to the City Manager
  16. Josh Gregor, City of Portland,  Revenue Tax Specialist II
  17. Josh Halladay, Americorps VISTA at United Way of Northern Nevada
  18. Justin Cutler, Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District, General Manager
  19. Karen Pearson, City of Gresham, Human Resources Director
  20. Kathy Mollusky, City of West Linn, City Recorder
  21. Ken Ray, Oregon Metro, Senior Public Affairs Coordinator
  22. Kent Wyatt, City of Tigard, Senior Management Analyst
  23. Kevin Campbell, City of Portland, Senior Management Analyst
  24. Kirsten Wyatt, City of West Linn, Assistant City Manager
  25. Mark Stotik, Clackamas County, Labor and Employee Relations Manager
  26. Mary Beth Henry, City of Portland, Director of the Office for Community Technology
  27. Megan Messmer, City of Florence, Assistant to the City Manager
  28. Michelle Tagmeyer, City of Beaverton, Project Specialist
  29. Miles Glowacki, City of Beaverton, Neighborhood Involvement Specialist
  30. Nancy Drury, Clackamas County, Employee Services Director
  31. Rachael Fuller, City of Gresham, Senior Manager
  32. Rhyan Van Horn, TriMet, Manager of Revenue Processing and Merchant Services
  33. Robin Franzen Parker, City of Gresham, Senior Manager
  34. Robyn Christie, City of Bend, City Recorder
  35. Shelley Searle, City of Beaverton, Community Outreach Intern
  36. Stephanie Betteridge, OHSU, Project Manager
  37. Summer Sears, Owner/Principal, Summer Sears, CPA

08-05-13: Conference Sponsors and Low Quality Pencils 


What should I wear to the conference? Will conference attendees get the chance to stock up on low-quality pencils and sticky pads plastered with corporate logos? We’ll address these questions and more in this running post leading up to the conference.

Today, we would like to thank our conference sponsors, and rest assured, they will not bombard you with random office trinkets.

  • Brunch sponsor:  Cosgrave Vergeer Kester
  • Title sponsor:  Key Bank
  • Title sponsor:  DA Davidson
  • Presenting sponsor:  Alliance Resource Consulting
  • Presenting sponsor:  CFM
  • Presenting sponsor:  Metro
  • Presenting sponsor:  Mac’s List
  • Presenting sponsor:  Waldron HR
  • Social hour sponsor:  Johnson Controls

08-05-13: Conference Registration

Follow our Twitter feeds (ELGL and Midwest ELGL) and “like: our Facebook page to be the first to know about conference registration.

Registration will begin this week and last until 100 people have registered. i Advisory board members, blog contributors, and event organizations will be given first opportunity to register. We will post registration information for general ELGL membership on our Twitter feeds. A waiting list will be in place for those outside the first 100.