Who are the Small Town Open Gov Rockstars we should host on future calls? Tell us below!

For the next few months I’ll be working with Community Matters to host a series of conference calls on Open Government. These calls will specifically focus on implementation of Open Government in cities and towns across the country, and the content of the calls will be driven by the participants.

I’m hoping this series is especially useful to the govloop community! You are the experts on implementation, and it would be great to have some of you on the call sharing your expertise.

The goal is to get beyond talking about big ideas and start focusing on overcoming some of the more pervasive implementation challenges people are facing.

The conference calls will be run in a case-study method, with participants on the call responding to the challenges presented. This is a unique and effective learning method, and we hope that it will help support people in project implementation.

We are currently soliciting cases, so if you have a project or challenge you’d like to discuss on one of the three upcoming Open Gov calls, please fill out this form and tell us more about it. We’ll select one or more projects to focus on for each call. If you’d like to join the call but don’t have a specific case to share, you can register here.

We are lucky enough to have Dustin Haisler joining us on our next call on Thursday, January 27th at 4pm. Dustin is the former Assistant City Manager and CIO for the CIty of Manor, TX and is currently the Director of Government Innovation for Spigit. Needless to say, Dustin has plenty of implementation experience, and is looking forward to discussing your cases on the call. If you would like your project to be included in this upcoming conference call, please respond by Friday, January 14th with your case: http://bit.ly/gov20casestudy;

All are welcome, and you can also for the calls here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/confcallreg;

If you’d like more information about the conference call series, please be in touch or see the community matters website: http://www.communitymatters.org/conference-calls;



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Hmm…that’s a good question. Not sure off-hand but we’ll promote it – most in urban areas. Rural engagement is even more complicated – sounds really cool