Category: COVID-19 Data & Technology

Survey: Linking Budget to Strategy

Our friends at ClearPoint Strategy want to learn more about how your local government’s budget and strategy align. The survey focuses on three parts: Strategy, Budget, and COVID-19. The survey is composed of 20 multiple choice questions and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We’re interested to learn how local governments align their budget … Continued

Podcast: Data Collaboration & Responsible Use with Natalie Evans Harris, BrightHive

Natalie Evans Harris Co-Founder & Head of Strategic Initiatives BrightHive Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Increasing impact through data. Natalie Evans Harris, the Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives at BrightHive, joined the podcast to talk about using data to improve local government’s response to COVID-19. She shared how BrightHive is partnering with public sector … Continued

Here’s How to Advocate for Racial Justice

Chris Stokel-Walker is a journalist for Apolitical, a global learning platform for public servants. Find Chris on Twitter at @Stokel or tell Apolitical what you think about this article at [email protected] Police brutality. Higher death rates from COVID-19 within Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities worldwide. A prison population disproportionately made up of people from ethnic minority backgrounds. … Continued

Responsible Data Use Playbooks for Local Government

This guest blog is by ELGL member Jason Jones, a Data Trust Lead at BrightHive. Today is an exciting day for us at BrightHive. Earlier this morning, we released our first two Responsible Data Use Playbooks. We wrote these playbooks to help public and private sector leaders begin rapidly using and sharing data to increase … Continued

U.S. Digital Response: Free Digital Assistance for COVID-19 Case Spikes

This guest post is by ELGL member and recent GovLove guest Raylene Yung. Listen to her podcast here. Given the latest rise in cases, U.S. Digital Response has been reaching out to share more information about projects we’ve recently completed that might be relevant to government teams in need of assistance.U.S. Digital Response is non-partisan, … Continued

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’ Town by Town COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Both the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and FLO Analytics are ELGL members. Read more below about an innovative data sharing program they launched to engage their Congressional delegation: In May of 2020, the National League of Cities asked their state league affiliates to support the #CitiesAreEssential advocacy campaign by calling for direct federal aid for … Continued

U.S. Digital Response: A Resource for Local Government

As the COVID-19 crisis impacts every aspect of society, cities across the country feel the strain on their existing technology. Teams are spinning up new systems, websites, and tools to help their workforces and neighbors navigate this crisis, with limited resources, staff, and support. If we can help, we will U.S. Digital Response is a … Continued

Elgin, IL Interactive Mapping Hub

This COVID-19 information was shared by ELGL member Karina Nava, a Management Analyst with the City of Elgin, IL Elgin, IL Resource Mapping As part of the continued response to the coronavirus and its impacts to the community and economy, the City of Elgin released a new interactive mapping hub that supports local businesses and … Continued

COVID-19 Action Tracker From Bloomberg & NLC

The Covid 19 Local Action Tracker is an initiative from NLC in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies that launched (in beta) this week. NLC received many calls from municipalities looking for guidance in responding to COVID-19, so they partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies to build a local action tracker to help municipalities share with and learn from … Continued

Residents’ Key Concerns About COVID-19: Analysis by Zencity

This post is from an analysis that Hannah Levenson with Zencity compiled from their local government clients. The coronavirus outbreak is completely changing day to day realities across the world, and fast. As more cities announce positive cases, create new policies, and implement different measures, the concerns of their communities change as well. And we … Continued

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