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Category: Innovation

Government Debt Gone Wild

In 2015 while opening mail, I came across a letter from a law firm. Out of curiosity, I opened this letter first. It was a debt collection agency hired on behalf of the City of Chicago to collect a parking ticket that I supposedly hadn’t paid ten years prior. The letter stated that I had … Continued

The Future of Work in Local Government: What Does it Mean to Innovate?

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) and Acta Solutions hosted a roundtable for local government professionals to ideate on the future of work. Our roundtable-ists had such valuable things to share so we’re kicking off a series of articles. We will capture strong trends and resources that helped cities from Miami to San Diego deliver digital … Continued

Strategies for Surviving the Turnover Tsunami

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget Manager for the City of Brighton, Colorado. Connect with Kayla on LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Build an A-Team, by Whitney Johnson What I’m Watching: Atypical and Explained What I’m listening to: Sour   Strategies for Surviving the Turnover Tsunami With new postings coming across my … Continued

Local Gov Made My Bad Day Better

Today’s Morning Buzz is by civic dreamer and doer Sarah Moss, MPA. She is a strategist based in Denver who helps clients solve policy and political puzzles across the United States. Connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and read her past ELGL posts. What I’m Reading: Behavioral science to help state and local government with COVID-19 … Continued

The “Stackoverflow” Model for Local Government Knowledge Sharing

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Ido Ivry, co-founder and CTO of Zencity, and a longtime fanboy of ELGL. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and sometimes even on Clubhouse. What I’m Reading: Think Again: How to reason and argue by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; it’s a book about how to argue more … Continued

What Water Teaches Us About Resiliency

This article was written by Amanda Jones, Town of Marana Water Department – Business Services Coordinator. Amanda wrote this article as part of the Water Resources Cohort. Read all the articles from the cohort here. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn or email. What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice. … Continued

Learning from the Past to Inspire the Future of Water Resource Management

This article was written by Thomas Prior, Recent Graduate and Marvin Andrews Fellow from Arizona State University. Thomas wrote this article as part of the Water Resources Cohort. Read all the articles from the cohort here. Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn or Twitter. Visualize yourself transported to 1850s Chicago. Crowds of people are arriving on transport docks … Continued

Is COVID the Killer of Innovation?

This article was written by Catherine Wright, Public Information Officer for the Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina as part of the Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort.  Is COVID-19 the killer of innovation? Not necessarily, but it certainly paused much of our efforts in exploring two engagement platforms as part of the inaugural Small Places, … Continued

Tompkins County, NY: Recycling & Materials Management Communications Project

This article was written by Tompkins County, NY staff, Amie Hendrix, Deputy County Administrator, and Nick Murphy, Management Fellow as part of the Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort.  What we learned Participating in the ELGL Innovation Cohort has been a learning experience for both of us. One of the first challenges that we encountered … Continued

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