Posts Tagged: “citizen engagement”

With Multi-Layered Citizen Engagement, Public Input on the Budget Doesn’t Have to be Painful

  Most citizens are completely disconnected from the public budget processes that dictates where their tax dollars are spent or collected. The public budget process is one that evokes images of thousand-page budget printouts, dry dialogue and sparsely attended public meetings, so who can blame citizens for not paying attention? The creation and implementation of… Read more »

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Why It’s Time for the Government to be Part of the Public Conversation about Health and Health Care

While we are not in control of the conversation, government workers can still listen and contribute to it. We can seed it with facts and ideas. We can respond to questions. We can be human, even as we maintain a thoughtful and focused public presence. All by leveraging the power of online communications.

Technology Advances a Smart City

Cisco, Qualcomm, Intel, SAP, and IBM have “Smart City” programs that promise to solve urban problems, involve citizens, conserve energy, and launch cities into a new “digital” future. Their marketing and technology expertise would have us believe that no city could run faster, better, and cheaper without more technology. Cisco has committed to create a… Read more »

Comfortable…Around People with Disabilities?

I had a friend who always said, “As quiet as it’s kept…” meaning he would call out the so-called “elephant in the room”; the topic that no one wants to talk about. You could expect to hear… “As quiet as it’s kept, the only reason they laugh at Uncle Herb’s corny jokes is because he gives… Read more »

My Parents Are on the Internet: Online and Aging

Mom’s battling it out with words, animals, and vegetables on her favorite game site. She’ll be reading the news again later this afternoon and probably paying the bills. I’ve noticed that she leans forward more often to see the screen. Dad’s balling and making it rain on his favorite computer parts site. He gets frustrated… Read more »

Addicted To Our Phones? Government Transitions To The Mobile World

We’ve all been there. That moment when we sit down to lunch, coffee, or just spending time with friends, and suddenly realize that every person in the room is zoned out on their smartphone. But despite unfortunate scenarios like these, much of mobile technology can enhance the ease of our existence and even help government… Read more »

Digital Communications & the Rise of the CMO

CMO. CDO. CXO. Just a few acronyms for the increasingly important job that focuses on customer experience and digital communications. (For now, let’s just stick with CMO: Chief Marketing Officer.) At GovLoop’s Wednesday event, The Citizen & the Government: How They Connect, Brian Paget, Technical Director for Content & Analytics at Adobe, and David Yang, Vice… Read more »