Profiling #ELGL13 Attendees

 

If you registered for the #ELGL13, you were asked to answer a series of probing questions. You might have thought “what a great idea”, or “what a terrible waste of time”. If you fall into the latter category, you probably aren’t reading this post and we might have put a hex on you. Anyway, believe it or not, there was a reason for the questions which you learn in the lead up to #ELGL13.

In this post, we’ll hit you with some high level data on the preferences of #ELGL13 attendees.

From what source did you first hear about ELGL?

Co-worker – 50%

Professional association – 27%

Social media – 13%

ELGL website – 9%

Which Portlandia trait do you value the most? 

Craft Beers – 64%

Small batch spirits – 14%

Twee birds – 10%

Ironic mustaches – 8%

Fixed gear bikes – 4%

This artist/band is definitely on a mix tape that reminds me of middle school:

Michael Jackson – 27%

Nirvana – 21%

N’Sync – 19%

Bon Jovi – 17%

Bel Biv Devoe – 9%

New Kids on the Block – 6%

As a child, I dreamed of being a…

waterboy-you-can-do-itLawyer – 22%

Professional athlete – 21%

Singer/musician – 17%

Bureaucrat – 16%

Doctor – 11%

Actor – 9%

Police/fire – 5%

The last book I read was of this genre:

Fiction – 45%

Non-fiction – 42%

Textbook – 8%

Romance – 4%

Western – 1%

(Complete the sentence) Sometime I show my age when I…

Go to bed before 10 p.m. – 30%

Discuss weekend plans involving working around the house – 29%

Complain about the clothing choices of high school students – 20%

Mention the need for nap time – 17%

Complain about music being too loud – 4%

How do you get to work?

Car – 66%

Public Transportation – 17%

Bike –  9%

I’ve read a book or article by Jane Jacobs (and liked it).

No – 69%

Yes – 31%

When friends and family visit me in Oregon, I always take them here:

Oregon Coast – 39%

Multnomah Falls – 19%

Mt. Hood – 17%

Other – 16%

Willamette Vineyards – 10%

If you have to cheer for an Oregon team, who do you choose?

Ducks – 43%

Timbers – 28%

Beavers – 17%

Thorns – 12%

Which “Parks & Recreation” character do you most relate to?Lil-Sebastian-Small2

Leslie Knope – 35%

Ron Swanson – 13%

Tom Haverford – 7%

Other – 44%

What social media platform do you use the most?

Facebook –  71%

LinkedIn – 12%

Twitter – 9%

Other – 7%

Pinterest – 1%

What’s the longest public meeting that you’ve been a part of?

1 hour – 3%

2 hours – 8%

3 hours- 25%

4 hours –  22%

5 hours – 13%

6 hours – 20%

8 hours – 8%

3 days – 3%

Comments on public meetings:

All-day Ides of March (March 15, 2011) urban and rural reserves joint hearing with Metro Council and Washington County Commissioners

Benton County Commission Meeting on “food carts”

Columbia River Crossing hearing–5+ hours

Keizer City Council lease negotiations for Volcano Stadium – adjourned at 3:17 AM

One of my city council meetings went until 2am.

Port Angeles School Board

 Hawthorne Transportation Advisory Committee meetings in Portland back in the 1990s.  Okay, they only ran two or three hours at time but they went on for years.

Vancouver, Washington – Town Hall Meeting

Visions Committee meeting about siting the Bud Clark Commons

1985 legislative hearing on sales tax

8 hours (ended at 3 am) – City Council Meeting in Bellflower, CA

Bicycle forums!

Committee for Citizen Involvement Meeting, 3 hours or so, I kinda lost track.

Portland city council meeting on fluoride which lasted for 5 hours

Presidential Inaugaration