Posts Tagged: National League of Cities

Transparency Questions Answered from the National League of Cities Conference

We attended the National League of Cities conference last week and got a lot of questions about streaming council meetings online to increase transparency. There were some concerns raised about pricing and complexity, we wanted to address these in a blog post to give people some key things to consider when deciding what type of… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Cities Should Focus on Seniors, Not Whippersnappers

Last week, I served on a panel at the National League of Cities Congress in Denver, Colorado. Fellow panelists included Harvard’s John O’Leary, The Performance Institute’s Alan Shark, Muni Gov 2.0 co-founder Pam Broviak and Social Media for Responders founder Mark Basnight. Each of us offered our insights about the state of social media in… Read more »

Notes from National League of Cities: How To Inject Innovation into Local Government

Another day at the National League of Cities Congress and Exposition, another opportunity for insight. Right now, I’m in a workshop being led by Patrick Ibarra entitled “How To Inject Innovation into Local Government.” Ibarra is the Co-Founder and Partner of The Mejorando Group based in Glendale, Arizona. Here are some of my notes from… Read more »

Notes from National League of Cities: The Power of People Like You (My Slides)

In two previous blog posts, I highlighted remarks from Harvard’s John O’Leary and PTI’s Alan Shark and a keynote by Obama campaign guru Andrew Bleeker. Below is my slide deck, which tells the story of James Hammond from the City of East Point, Georgia, who was seeking advice from GovLoop’ers as he launched social media… Read more »

Notes from National League of Cities: Andrew Bleeker and Tips from the Obama Campaign

Andrew Bleeker, an online digital strategist who was key to the successful use of social media in the 2008 Obama campaign, is the keynote for the National League of Cities social media session I’m participating in right now. Below are notes from his excellent remarks – regardless of our political leanings, we can all learn… Read more »

Notes from National League of Cities: Social Media and Municipalities

Today, I am writing live from Denver, Colorado, where I am participating in a panel for the 2010 National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition. Fellow panelists include: – Mark Basnight, Public Information Officer, Charlotte Fire Department– Andrew Bleeker, Principal, Bully Pulpit Interactive (Obama Campaign)– Pam Broviak, City Engineer/Assistant Director of Public… Read more »