New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Six conferences in one day means that the #ELGL16 family is spread across the country – from Durham to Portland (and Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Menlo Park).

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. 

Your #ELGL16 Bandmates:

  • Amelia Boone, #ELGL16 – SFO Keynote Speaker – Twitter
  • Michael Brown, City of Hillsboro
  • Sibely Callles, City of Daly City, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Hillary Cromer, Benbrook Economic Development Corporation, TX – LinkedIn
  • Janice D’Aloia, Mo’mix Solutions, WA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Julie Underwood, City of Daly City, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Josh Edwards, City of Durham, NC – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Emily Fiocco, Lane County, OR – LinkedIn
  • Jane Marie Ford, Portland City Budget Office, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • DeDreana Freeman, Developing Equitable Economic Parnterships, NC – Twitter
  • Keith Demchinski,  Kimley-Horn and Associates
  • Sarah Hensley, City of Keller, TX
  • Kyle Knott, Northern Illinois University – LinkedIn
  • Ashley Monroe, Village of Hoffman Estates, IL – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Janice Quintana, City of Charlotte 311, NC – LinkedIn
  • David Snider, City of Sandy, OR
  • Bonnie Svrcek, City of Lynchburg, VA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Rachel Sykes, City of Lake Oswego, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Jason Wachs, City of Milwaukie

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: