Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

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:

  • Pam Antil, Santa Barbara, CA – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Sarah Baker, NC State – Twitter
  • Randy Ealy, City of Beaverton, Oregon
  • Lauren Enea, SeamlessDocs
  • Annika Erickson-Pearson, National Research Center, Inc.
  • Rebecca Gibbons, City of Portland Office for Community Technology
  • Ron Holifield, SGR
  • Adam Isern, Vision Internet
  • Jessica Matson, SGR
  • Alex McIntyre, City of Menlo Park, CA
  • Dave Mercier, City of Vancouver
  • Monae Merck, NCCU
  • Elizabeth O’Neill, Multnomah County Dept of County Human Services – LinkedIn
  • Bill Ray, City of Arvada, CO
  • Eddie Ruiz, Pueblo West Metro
  • Kent Souriyasak, University of North Texas
  • Jennifer Stephens, City of North Richland Hills
  • Greg Stopka, Alliance for Innovation – Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Kent Wyatt, City of Tigard, OR – Twitter & LinkedIn

Your #ELGL16 Inspiration: