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Myung Lee, Executive Director of Cities of Service, offers her perspective on the midterm election and how city leaders around the U.S. are advancing volunteerism to solve problems in their communities.
From garbage trucks to vacant lots, cities and states are often tasked with the thankless job of cleaning up a community’s mess. These are tasks that are often overlooked, but are critical to keeping a community vibrant. But even in these sometimes thankless jobs, there are real innovations happening. Take a few city websites thatRead… Read more »
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) The budget season of 2010 for local government was particularly brutal. Many localities were taking deep cuts and scaling back. DepartmentsRead… Read more »
I have always been interested in happiness. Even before Pharrell Williams made it fashionable to sing about and dance to, I was interested in what made people happy. When I was given the opportunity to do some research for a Masters degree in Public Leadership (Virginia State Univ 2013) citizen satisfaction with local government becameRead… Read more »
Me, Mike Bracken, Tom Loosemore chatting at GDS – part of the LocalGov Digital Visit On Thursday 10th April a small group of the LocalGov Digital Steering Group visited the GDS offices to share our journey, share our outputs, ideas and challenges and start a conversation around how we might be able to work effectivelyRead… Read more »
ParticipateDB (http://participateDB.com) is a collaborative catalogue for online participation tools and one of the world’s most comprehensive resources of its kind. We finally got around to putting it under a Creative Commons license. Read yesterday’s announcement here: Creative Commons http://blog.participatedb.com/2012/11/29/creative-commons/ If you know of any tools, projects or resources that are missing, please let usRead… Read more »
We’re hosting a meetup next Friday in downtown Los Angeles for friends and colleagues in the area to show where we are with Zilino, our online participation app. We’ll give a short demo, discuss the roadmap and hope to explore opportunities for collaboration: Zilino Road Show Los Angeles, CAFriday, December 7, 20125.30pm to 7pmThe HubRead… Read more »
My hometown City of Tampa just re-launched their website today so thought I’d write a little review. Pros -Love the new big focus on search and key terms up top -Love how we’ve moved from just a series of links to highlighting the top key areas -Love the background image showing the beauty of tampaRead… Read more »
LocalGovCamp is returning! It will be held on Saturday, July 14th in Birmingham – venue to be confirmed. Sign up for an early bird ticket here. Thanks to the UKGovCamp fund and Talk About Local who are early sponsors. If you want to throw some cash at a seriously cool bunch of local government innovators,Read… Read more »