Posts By Mark Danielson

Municipal government + 2.0 communications car metaphor

The city manager is at the wheel, with all the department heads in the front seat trying to read a map that the council in the back seat is drawing per the instructions of the citizens shouting on the side of the road. If only we could get that map drawn faster. It’s always crazyRead… Read more »


A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Vincent the Great

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. VINCE LOMBARDI

Woody Wisdom

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand. Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)


The winds of change come and go. Like all blows, if you have your important stuff lashed down and stowed properly, you’ll be OK. An election makes us take inventory. It makes us look and see what we have working and what isn’t working anymore. What do we want to keep? What do we wantRead… Read more »