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Posted on: August 3, 2016

ELGL Lists Mayor Tony T. Yarber Among Top 100 Influencers


Mayor Tony T Yarber has been recently ranked among the top 100 local Government Influences nationwide by ELGL. ELGL, which stands for Engaging Local Government Leaders, is an organization composed of innovative local government leaders with a passion for connecting, communicating, and educating government leaders and their citizens.

While developing their rankings, the ELGL management stated that they consistently came back to the word, “influence.” The group said the top 100 list is not based on title or longevity, however, it is based on the influence that an individual is having in their community and outside their community through professional associations, publications, and presentations.

Mayor Yarber was listed at No. 30, and ELGL had this to say about him: "Mayor Yarber, using his background in education, embraced the use of open data to improve Jackson. His ambitions led Jackson to being named a What Works City. Mayor Yarber remarked to the Huffington Post that, 'The days of saying ‘But this is how we’ve always done it’ are over. Starting now, we’re going to explain why we do things and how.'"

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