I Love BBQ: Jennifer Teal, City of Gahanna, OH

Kansas City

ELGL is co-hosting the hottest social event at #ICMA16 in Kansas City, MO – the Sunday evening BBQ Mix & Mingle. No one likes to attend an event when they don’t know anyone else attending, so ELGL is publishing daily “I Love BBQ” profiles of our registered attendees to give you a sneak peek and preview of your fellow local government BBQ aficionados. Learn more about the creative and innovative local government leaders you’ll meet at this ICMA mixer:


Jennifer Teal

City of Gahanna City Administrator



When I think of Kansas City, I think about… jazz, sports and great food.

The biggest issue facing local government is… providing the high quality of service our customers demand with the limited resources at hand.

My pro tip for getting the most out of professional conferences… Be strategic in the exhibit hall. Really connect with folks that might be able to help you someday. Some of my best professional relationships have come from there!

If I had to create a presidential ticket with my top two mentors, I’d select… Michelle Ross (an unbelievable mentor/friend from my days in the federal government) and Dottie Franey (Gahanna’s Director of Public Service)

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