Sunday, July 20, 2014

The ELGL Guide to the CPBB "New Wave" of Local Government Conference!

Riding a “New Wave” at CPBB Conference

ELGL is headed to the Rocky Mountains for the CPBB Conference from August 5 to 7 in Denver, Colorado. We are co-sponsoring the conference with NLC, ICMA, AFI, TIG, SRB, and SAN. OK, maybe, we made up the last three acroymns.

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting's 2014 "New Wave" of Local Government Conference is the most relevant event of our time for leading local government innovators!

Center for Priority Based Budgeting 


The "New Wave" of Local Government 


2014 Annual Conference


Denver, Colorado | August 5 - 7, 2014 


Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 


Register Now and Book Your Hotel!

It’s important to admit ignorance first, which is why we enlisted a number of ELGL friends to plan our itinerary. We have compiled their suggestions into a mini-Yelp guide for Denver. Should you trust these “ELGL friends?” Who the heck are these ELGL friends? They are:

Chris Gallegos, Clackamas County Communications Specialist and former Dumb Friends League Public Relations Manager in Denver, CO

Heather Geyer, City of Wheat Ridge Administrative Services

Kirsten Silveira, City of Baltimore (MD) Budget Analyst and Colorado State University graduate

Kitty Wooley, Senior Fellows and Friends, Colorado Springs, CO

Nathan Mosley, City of Wheat Ridge, Assistant the City Manager

Paul Piccard, McAfee, Senior Director

Should you take their suggestions and get food poisoning, bit by a rabid liger, get concussed (our favorite word) by a foul ball, or dance too much at the Lady Gaga show, our ELGL friends are not liable.

ELGL Conference Notes


First of all, ELGL has you taken care of on Tuesday night. We are co-hosting with CPBB an event at one of the nearby watering holes. Details to be released this week.

Also, before you read the below suggestions and get all jacked up to incorporate them into your itinerary, you should note that ELGL is presenting a unique session on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:15 p.m. Our team will present a rapid-fire session on “40 Items for Improving Your Organization.” (Note: Not to worry, there is not an 100 slide PowerPoint accompanying our presentation, only bad jokes, tank tops, and nervous laughter.)


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The Celtic Tavern - fun bar to hang out at.

The Corner Office – restaurant and martini bar

Euclid Hall – American tavern focuses on high quality and innovative pub food from around the world including housemade sausages, po’ boys, poutine and schnitzels. An extensive beer selection and creative cocktails drive the beverage program.

Falling Rock Tap House - beer lover’s paradise, with a revolving door of beers arranged by region and weight.

Great Divide Brewery (2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205) - They are all about the Denver brew!

Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub - across from the hotel, fun atmosphere.

The Park Avenue Grill - established in 1988 as a traditional San Francisco style neighborhood restaurant. The restaurant décor is reminiscent of the supper clubs of the 30’s and 40’s with its impressive vintage bar and crisp white tablecloths.

Snooze – yummy breakfast and bruch! Usually a wait so be prepared for one.

The Source an artisan food market, this is a must see! Cab ride away from the hotel.  Acorn has awesome food! ***You will probably need reservations for dinner.

Tamayo – upscale Mexican restaurant

Wynkoop (1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202) The brewery opened by current CO governor John Hickenlooper when he was just a local business guy. Awesome local brews, as well.

Yard House - great bar near the Sheridan.

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