Weekly Update

Weekly Update

ELGL dog Michael Jordan enjoyed his camping trip immensely.

ELGL dog Michael Jordan enjoyed his camping trip immensely.

Today’s weekly update from your executive director is a few days late because we were camping without any internet or cell access (which caused great consternation for ELGL cofounder Kent Wyatt). Please pardon the delay in this week in review roundup and rest assured we’ll be back on our normal Sunday schedule this week.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns you’d like ELGL to address; you can tweet at me to @kowyatt or email me directly. Thank you!


Communicate (ELGL.org Content):

Communicate (By the Numbers):

  • ELGL.org had 18,370 page views (13,800 unique views) on 26 blog posts.
  • The most popular post of the week? Final 4 for the Inaugural Trending Now! Award
  • Our Tweets from the main ELGL account had 79,40o impressions.
  • We added 20 new Facebook followers and our posts reached 3,800 people from the main ELGL Facebook page.



Final Thoughts:

  • Here’s what I’m wondering about this week:
    • How many local governments successfully get their citizens to download and use stand alone apps? We all know that there are so many opportunities and resources that are developed and shared with local governments for citizens to have an app where they can report service requests, submit pictures, and interact with their government. My own experience showed that it’s really, really hard to get citizens to free up precious space on their phones, download a city’s app, and then get them to use it consistently. I’d love to hear from you about your experiences – specifically, which app-based tool are you using, and what percentage of your adult population has downloaded it and is using it from an app platform?
    • I’m also really inquisitive about what innovation offices do all day. And so, this week I’m talking to three of my favorite local government employees who work in innovation offices. I’m going to be getting nitty gritty with them about their days. Mostly, I’m super interested to learn if “innovation officer” or “innovation program manager” is just an updated title for “management analysts” responsibilities.
  • Here’s my favorite GIF of the week:


Questions? Comments? Drop me a note and let me know how ELGL can best serve you! 

Here’s your Sunday column with an overview of what we’ve accomplished in the prior week. If you have any questions, please email me or tweet at me.