Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) is that rare group whose name actually tells you what it is. Since joining, I’ve found their events great opportunities for networking and learning. Even though my background is in political science doing academic research about Latin America and they’re focused on the actual practice of local public policy and public administration, they’ve welcomed me with more than open arms. (Again, so much to learn!)
ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt asked me to write a piece about my experience so far moving to Portland and looking for work. You can read it here. ELGL always has lots of fun with images, videos and GIFS and several of the ones they used in my article made me laugh.