Updated: Final Four of Local Government Buzzwords

Updated: Final Four of Local Government Buzzwords

It’s time for round two! Vote today for the buzzwords you like the least. The Sweet 16 finalists:

  • Bandwidth v. Next Gen
  • Win-Win v. Buy-In
  • More With Less v. Data Driven
  • Iterative Process v. Transparency
  • Siloed v. Loop Back
  • Low Hanging Fruit v. Storytelling
  • Ping v. Live, Work, and Play
  • Smart City v. NIMBY

Our call for the most overused buzzwords in local government generated 76 nominations (check out the full list below). Now, it’s time to hear which words should make the Final Four. Fill out your bracket below – one entry per round per IP address.

Voting Deadlines:

  • Round of 32: March 18, 10:00 PST
  • Sweet 16: March 25, 10:00 PST
  • Elite 8: April 1, 10:00 PST
  • Final 4: April 7, 10:00 PST
  • Championship: April 9, 10:00 PST

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Full List of Buzz Word Nominees

  1. Accessible
  2. Accountability
  3. Alignment
  4. Amplify
  5. Area(s) of opportunity
  6. At the end of the day
  7. Bake it in
  8. Bandwidth
  9. Benchmarking
  10. Buy-in
  11. Circle the wagons
  12. Citizens
  13. Collective impact
  14. Collaboration
  15. Data-driven
  16. Deep dive
  17. Early wins
  18. Economic diversity
  19. Ecosystem
  20. EED (Equitable economic development)
  21. Efficiency
  22. Effectiveness
  23. Empowerment
  24. Engagement
  25. Frankly
  26. Good, bad, or indifferent
  27. Historic city
  28. Human capital
  29. Inclusive
  30. Innovation
  31. Innovative
  32. Iterative process
  33. KPIs (Key performance indicators)
  34. Leadership
  35. Live, work, and play
  36. Loop back
  37. Low-hanging fruit
  38. Matching funds
  39. Millienial
  40. More with less
  41. Move the needle
  42. Next gen
  43. NIMBY
  44. On the other hand
  45. Open for business
  46. Outreach
  47. Paradigm
  48. Put it in the parking lot
  49. Ping
  50. Process
  51. Public outcry
  52. Quality of life
  53. Regionalism
  54. Resilent
  55. Root cause analysis
  56. Roundtable
  57. Sense of place
  58. Silo mentality
  59. Silver tsunami
  60. Smart city
  61. Stewardship
  62. Storytelling
  63. Streamline
  64. Structural imbalance
  65. Sustainable funding source
  66. Synergy
  67. Thinking outside the box
  68. To be clear
  69. To be honest
  70. To piggy-back off of what so-and-so was saying…
  71. Transparency
  72. Walkability
  73. What I hear you saying
  74. Windfall
  75. Win-win
  76. Workshop it