ELGL In The News

Here are some recent podcasts and articles about ELGL.  Like what you hear? Don’t forget to join our organization.

Route Fifty: Data Collection Effort Aims to Shed More Light on Local Government’s ‘13 Percent’ Challenge

Route Fifty: ELGL’s annual conference in underway in the Motor City

GovTech News: Building the Govie Community Through Social Media with ELGL and GSMCON

StateTech: StateTech names ELGL a must-read state and local IT blog.

GovLoop: ELGL Is a Top Government Professional Association

“ELGL is among the most creative and insightful professional groups in the nation today,” says Matt Horn, City of Geneva, NY City Manager.

“ELGL is Changing the Face of Local Government,” writes John Thomson, PayIt Founder.

“ELGL is growing to be quite an influential organization among local government professionals in its relative short history.  The ELGL leadership is innovative, creative and leading edge,” says Bonnie Svrcek, City of Lynchburg, VA, City Manager.

“I continue to be encouraged and amazed at the effort ELGL and its members give to providing information and support to students and public service professionals so that they can be even more effective public servants,” remarks Bill Monahan, retired city manager.

ELGL City Hall Challenge

Peoria Journal Star: Peoria beats out hundreds of competitors for title of ‘Best City Hall’

The Columbian: Vancouver places second in city hall beauty contest

Peoria Public Radio: ‘Selfie’ Takers Swarm Outside City Hall, as Competition Comes to a Close

KATU News: Vancouver handles city hall contest loss with grace

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Vancouver Vying For Top City Hall Title

KGW News: Mayor Leavitt campaigns for Vancouver

The Columbian: City aims for the ‘Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy’

CI Proud: Finals: Peoria City Hall faces off against Vancouver, Washington

Peoria Public Radio: Peoria Leads Opponent in ‘Best City Hall’ Finals Matchup

Post-Crescent: Little Chute falls to Vancouver in semifinals


Central Illinois Proud: Peoria City Hall in National Championship

NBC 25: Peoria City Hall makes final two

1470 WMBD: Peoria City Hall Finalist In Competition

Peoria Journal Star: Peoria City Hall reaches contest finals

#CityHallSelfie Day


Route 50:  Why Local Governments Are Taking CityHall Selfies

Kansas City Star Article: “It’s #CityHallSelfie day, so you can officially have fun with that

KTAR News: Phoenix to be a part of national event called ‘City Hall Selfie Day’ on Monday

Texarkana Gazette: Texas-side officials hope folks take part in City Hall Selfie Day

ICMA Knowledge Network: Increasing Citizen Engagement with #CityHallSelfie Day and 3 More Engaging Ideas

North Carolina League of Municipalities: Celebrate #CityHallSelfie Day on Monday

Glendale City News: City Hall Selfie Day is Coming August 15th

Ann Arbor Library: National #CityHallSelfie Day

CityCode: #CityHallSelfie Day is Coming

ELGL Choice Award



ELGL Choice Awards: Top 50 Local Government Companies

KnowledgeOwl wins ELGL Choice Award for Top 50 Local Government Companies

CPBB Makes ELGL Choice Awards: Top 50 Local Government Companies

Top 10 ELGL Choice Award Winner Continues to Deliver Insights for Local Government

ELGL Lists Ralph Andersen & Associates Among Top 50 Companies in Local Government

ViewPoint on ELGL’s Top 50 Local Government Companies

SAFEBUILT Named Top 50 Local Government Company




GovTech Social: Podcast: Building the Govie Community Through Social Media with ELGL and GSMCON

Mac’s List: Find Your Dream Job, Ep. 010: Landing a Government Job

Launch Yourself: LY Podcast feat. Kent Wyatt from ELGL

The Plural of You: Bringing Local Government and the Public Together



The Oregonian: ELGL works for gender equality, collaboration in local government

Tigard Times: ELGL spreads across country

American City County Magazine: Municipal Outreach

The Cap Times: ELGL awards best municipal public service announcement

American City County Magazine: Faces of the Future

The PA Times: The Millennial Generation—Is There a Challenge to Civic Engagement?

George Rede: The #ELGL13 Experience

Trending Now! Award


City of Kansas City, MO: The Weekly Report

KC Biz Journal: KCMO wins national social media competition

KC Biz Journal: Two metro cities make it to final four in social media competition

Journal News: How you can help Hamilton win social media contest

WFVR Green Bay: Appleton social media featured on local news

The Suburban Times: City of Lakewood up for Best Social Media Presence

City of Appleton, WI: 14 cities nationwide selected as finalists

USA Today-Wisconsin: Vote now for the Trending Now! award

News Talk 1150 WHBY: A national social media contest

WKRC Cincinnati: Local government Trending Now! award

KTNV Las Vegas: City of Las Vegas competing for social media award

WBAY Green Bay: Vote for Appleton to win the “Trending Now” award

Traeger Award


Sun Current: City manager named top 100 influencer

Roanoke Times: Roanoke managers named to ‘Chris Traeger List’ for enthusiasm

The Finger Lake Times: Horn named to Top 100 list

The Journal News: Hamilton city manager makes unique top 100 list

WeHoVille: WeHo’s Lindsey Horvath Named to “Top 100 List” of Government Influencers

Chapelboro: Hillsborough Town Manager Named to National Government Influencer List

City of Jackson, MS: ELGL Lists Mayor Tony T. Yarber Among Top 100 Influencers

City of Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg City Manager Recognized as Top Influencer in Government

City of Roanoke, VA: Morrill, Martin Named Top Government Influencers