Elite Eight: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated 2/23/17)

Elite Eight: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated 2/23/17)

Press Clippings

Wisconsin Public Radio: Village Takes On Much Larger Municipalities In Online, NCAA-Like Competition

Little Chute Village Administrator James Fenlon credits its success in “City Hall Madness” to its signature Dutch windmill operating in its recently renovated village hall that features Old World European architecture, a nod to the village’s Dutch immigrant heritage.

WMBD: Peoria Caught Up In ‘City Hall Madness’

“The thing that we’re really vying for, the thing that means the most to us, is the Leslie B. Knope trophy. We’re all really big ‘Parks and Rec’ fans. And, we really want to bring that to Peoria.”

Post Crescent: Little Chute advances to Elite Eight in contest

The village’s magical run through the City Hall Madness tournament for the best-looking city hall in the country is showing no signs of slowing down.

Journal Star: It isn’t Presidents Day, not even at Peoria City Hall

The quarterfinal for Peoria’s 118-year-old municipal structure is an intrastate battle. The opponent is a young pup, the 20-year-old city hall in Effingham, home of Uwe Blab and the Flaming Hearts. (That is not the name of a band. High school basketball fans know of what we speak.)


Over the past three weeks, ELGL members and friends took part in ELGL City Hall Madness, narrowing the field from 64 to eight.

Vote in the head-to-head match-ups to determine which city hall advances to the Final Four. Voting ends at 11:59 EST on February 24. Follow along and fill out your own bracket as we release the winners from each round.

The winner will receive the prestigious Leslie Barbara Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy, a complimentary ELGL organizational membership which includes unlimited job postings for the year, and extreme bragging rights.

Here are your Elite Eight match-ups – make sure you vote in each post, and leave comments, too!

Tournament Dates

  • Week of January 30: Round of 64
  • Week of February 6: Round of 32
  • Week of February 13: Sweet 16
  • Week of February 20: Elite 8
  • Week of February 27: Final 4
  • Week of March 6: National Championship

Spread the word using #ELGLCityHall. Win bonus points for your favorite city hall by leaving a comment on what makes it so great.