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Location: Mainstreet, USA
Members: 380
Latest Activity: 36 minutes ago

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Join me at the yearly AGCCP Conference in Charlotte, NC May 13-May 15

Started by DJ Russell Mar 5. 0 Replies

Join federal, state and local government peers in Charlotte NC May 13 - 15 as they attend the annual Association of Govt Contact Center Professionals conference.  For $200 for non members, you can…Continue

Insight on putting together a training event specifically for State/Local Government

Started by Erin Sherwood Jul 25, 2013. 0 Replies

I am the Senior Conference Director at the Advanced Learning Institute: www.aliconferences.comWe have put together over 30…Continue

Local Politics, POOR "Green" Leadership: Noted Dem. Mayors, Repub. Guvs Lead "Rubbished" Governments

Started by SteveWonder. Last reply by SteveWonder Oct 25, 2012. 2 Replies

Democratic Mayors of major American cities, along with Republican State Governors, appear to lead America’s “dirtiest” governments—those noted for allowing high volumes of un-removed, illegal solid…Continue

Tags: 2012, mayors, governors, election, republicans

FREE Webinar: Open311: What is it and how is it being used in local government today

Started by DJ Russell Oct 3, 2012. 0 Replies

Join us October 17, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for this free webinar, hosted by AGCCP, ICMA and PTI. Open311:  What is it and how is it being used in local government today?  Why are more and more governments…Continue

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Comment by Travis Pearl 36 minutes ago

What are the top issues affecting your local government agency in 2015?

Onvia is working on a report focusing on tips for vendors in working with local governments in 2015.  It would be great to collect feedback from this group and even do a quick interview with a few of you involved in procurement-related roles for the report.  

Areas we are particularly interested in:

1) The role of technology in local governments communicating with citizens

2) Consolidated procurement - how it impacts local government purchasing

3) Opengov & agency transparency - how is your agency adapting and participating in opengov initiatives?

Email me if you are interested in commenting (either quoted or anonymously):

Comment by Ryan Schradin on July 12, 2013 at 5:06pm

I recently interviewed the former President of NASCIO, Rock Regan, about his experience as the CIO of Connecticut, and the importance of data quality for state and local governments today. It's an interesting read:

Comment by Eric Benson on March 20, 2013 at 8:41am

How are you celebrating the First UN International Day of Happiness?

Comment by Philip Ashlock on March 18, 2013 at 11:35am

I've been working on a universal open directory of government contact information called DemocracyMap and I'd love to get some feedback on it. The service primarily focuses on things like the main phone number and website for a city or elected official, but it could expand beyond that. In particular, I'd love your feedback on the the proposal in the Knight News Challenge which closes later today. You can see that and provide feedback at

There's also an article that provides a broader overview of this issue at

Comment by Ryan Schradin on March 6, 2013 at 9:56am

The Fed UC editorial team recently sat down with Martin F. Horn, the former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections and Department of Probation.

They've just published a Q&A with Martin covering the latest trends and challenges in the corrections community and the ways that new technologies can help to improve today’s criminal justice system. The article is available at the following link:

Comment by Eric Benson on February 28, 2013 at 12:14pm

Greetings to All, I'm Eric and I'm looking forward to participating in this Group :-)

Comment by Ryan Schradin on February 4, 2013 at 4:57pm

I thought everyone might be interested in my latest article on Engage Gov Today. I sat down with Pitney Bowes Software's Joe Pindell for a Q&A on why the eligibility systems used by state and local government programs are inadequate in today’s budgetary and economic environment. He shared how integrated and modernized systems could make the experience better for citizens while helping the government battle fraud, waste and abuse. It's an interesting interview.

Comment by Henry Brown on December 14, 2012 at 8:42am

Have posted a discussion which could have some interest/value to some!

Title:Federal Spending by DHS in Local Government

Comment by Katharine Greenlee on November 30, 2012 at 4:35pm

Check out ICMA's upcoming web workshop: Baby Boomers and Millennials: How to understand and motivate the next generation.

Comment by Ryan Schradin on November 9, 2012 at 1:02pm

The State of Indiana was recently profiled in a case study and article by Pitney Bowes (full disclosure - they're a client) about how they made small operational changes, increased efficiency and saved $3 million per year.

The article can be found at the following link:

Are any other states making changes like these and seeing similar results? With state budgets so tight, Indiana is a great model for increasing efficiency and balancing budgets.


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