Closing equity gaps has the best chance of helping communities emerge from COVID-19 stronger, more resilient and more equitable.
Posts By Meredith Trimble
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many new situations that government agencies must consider when accommodating employees with disabilities. Not only that, but the novel pandemic may also create new necessary accommodations as lingering effects become clearer.
Baby Boomers place the highest expectations on local governments to solve problems. This aligns with Boomers’ engagement with local government in voting, home ownership, and participation on local boards and commissions.
Technology is the through-line to remove barriers and engage the generations in ways that are comfortable, easy and effective for each.
Technology that improves remote-working capabilities for government employees is eligible for CARES Act funding. So, too, is technology that supports social distancing, such as solutions that provide COVID-19 updates, allows remote bill-paying or facilitates remote meetings.
Government data’s value extends along with its reach. This makes the use of social channels as valuable to government organizations as the data itself.
If governments employ the technology Gen Z is dependent on, they can harness Gen Z’s energy, creativity, ideas, and diversity to great benefit.
Creative uses of modern technology are instructive in practical ways for crises beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building virtual connections will result in more educated, engaged constituents and a stronger community fabric even after the pandemic fades.
Right now, regulatory agencies are deep in the throes of dealing with the coronavirus crisis. It may take months or years to fully understand and meaningfully change the way we respond to similar events in the future. But we can look to a not-so-distant past to provide some insight and guidance.