ELGL Live! Presents Zach Markovits, What Works Cities

Posted on May 23, 2016

On June 17 at 12:00 p.m EST/9:00 a.m. PST, ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt will interview Zach Markovits, Director of City Programs for the What Works Cities initiative. We’ll live stream the interview on Periscope and record the interview for a future GovLove podcast. Zach will discuss how city leaders from 100 mid-sized cities are enhancing their use of data to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents.

Want more Zach? He will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Priority Based Budgeting conference in Denver, CO.

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Zach Markovits serves as Director of City Programs for Result for America’s What Works Cities initiative. He previously served as the Manager of Election Initiatives at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he led Pew’s elections performance portfolio, working with states, counties, and municipalities to use data to drive better decision-making and policy. During his time at The Pew Charitable Trusts, Zach also served on the Voting Information Project, an open government project partnering with Google, the states, and municipalities across the United States to ensure that all Americans have the ability to find official voting information wherever they look. Previously, Zach worked out of the University of California’s Survey Research Center, and served as a community organizer in the south side of Providence, Rhode Island. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents. We are the nation’s most comprehensive philanthropic initiative helping local leaders identify and invest in what works.


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