Kristy’s Gov2.0 Heroes

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Cue Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath my Wings,” because I’ve got some Gov2.0 Heroes to thank. My heart is in local government, as my list reflects…

Adriel Hampton

A local govie with a day job as an investigator for the City of San Francisco. He’s made a huge contribution to Gov 2.0 with his awesome weekly podcast at “Gov2.0 Radio“. I’ve honestly learned more about social media & government from reading his tweets in the last couple months than I have at traditional conferences.

Dustin Haisler & the Manor Texas Team

Manor, Texas is all over the internet lately, proving that even small communities with tiny budgets can cultivate innovation. Dustin and the Manor team are an inspiration for local government employees everywhere.

Chris Audano

This great lady is the Senior Programmer/Analyst for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. She’s a long-time board member of the National Association of Government Webmasters and the former President of this awesome organization. Her leadership is a great inspiration to government women in web everywhere!

Non-Govie & Former-Govie Heroes

I have to send a shout out to Luke Fretwell for great ideas on GovFresh, the O’Reilly Media team for their constant Gov2.0 conversations in the digital world and Steve Ressler for fueling the Gov2.0 discussion on GovLoop.

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Arvind Nigam

Nice list Kristy. I hv known Adriel as one most soft spoken awesome guy volunteering for gov20 like no one else. Congratulations to everyone on the list and outside, who are busy in their bit of efforts…:-)

– Arvind

Ron Pringle

Great to see you give a shout out to Chris Audano! She has been the force behind NAGW for a long time, and still contributes a lot even though she’s no longer on the board. She’s been a huge inspiration and mentor to me as well.