Posts Tagged: Engagement

New Orleans City Council Launches Website and Increases Transparency with Live, On-demand, and Searchable Public Meetings

Yesterday, New Orleans City Council launched its redesigned website NOLACityCouncil.com and NOLA GOV. Online, a technology featuring live and archived streaming video of City Council meetings. NOLA GOV. Online can be accessed through the City Council website at www.nolacitycouncil.com. An instrumental part of their website redesign project was the launch of a new transparency tool:Read… Read more »

Tell DHS what you think about Homeland Security priorities – Log on this week!

This year marks the first-ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), a top-to-bottom review of the Department of Homeland Security to assess our nation’s homeland security policies and priorities. Although the review is occurring in Washington, DHS knows that it won’t really be complete unless it includes input from stakeholders across the country, including other federalRead… Read more »

Public eComment: Fostering Productive Citizen Engagement and Participation over the Web

Government webinar featuring the City of Arcata. With the fast pace of technology, it’s possible to improve public access and engage citizens more effectively. The City of Arcata has adeptly accomplished this. Arcata recently launched the Granicus eComment system to make decision-making more collaborative. By integrating a transactional Web-form into their Granicus multimedia toolset, theRead… Read more »

What are the “Rules of Engagement” for Twitter?

The subcouncil team has had some active discussions about policy aspects of Twitter for government agencies over the past few weeks. At a time when Government agencies are starting to actively engage with constituents using social media tools, there’s still different schools of thought about how to approach Twitter. On a recent episode of GovernmentRead… Read more »

21 Ways to Enhance Employee Communications ©

by Rick Alcantara 1. Communicate your mission, vision and values 2. Align your actions with your words 3. Create and regularly update your communication plan 4. Use communication channels that employees use and trust 5. Deliver relevant communications 6. Leverage technology 7. Create tailored communication for each internal audience, especially new employees 8. Inform yourRead… Read more »

Public engagement. Public empowerment.

My keynote from GOVIS 2009 – User Centred Government: More than meets the eye. Public engagement. Public empowerment. View more presentations from Stephen Collins. The GOVIS tag line is “Connect. Share. Learn.” So my first question is where is the conference wifi network for all of us to connect? It’s a must have for everyRead… Read more »

A Suggestion for what “Transparency” looks like

Transparency. It’s the buzz word around the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the planned disbursement, tracking and reporting of the $787 billion federal stimulus package to states. Every state and many local jurisdictions have responded in some way to the transparency requirements (page 9) outlined by the federal government. As transparency can beRead… Read more »