6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Transparency Center

Citizen engagement best practices for local government and schools You’ve published your Transparency Center, now what? First of all, give yourself and your team a pat on the back. Good on you for getting your financials posted in an easily accessible format that everyone can understand. It’s a smart move and one that will more… Continue reading 6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Transparency Center

Newspaper Closures Affect Local Government and the Public Bears the Burden

The decline in local reporting means fewer watchdogs, a less informed electorate, and higher financing fees These days fewer and fewer residents show up at public meetings, an occurrence we’ve lamented in this space before. More troubling perhaps is the fact that in many towns across the country fewer journalists are in attendance. Among its… Continue reading Newspaper Closures Affect Local Government and the Public Bears the Burden

It’s Official: The OPEN Government Data Act is Now the Law of the Land

What does it mean for local agencies and the public at large? On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act into law. A key component of FEBP is the OPEN Government Data Act, which passed the US House and Senate back in December with rare bipartisan support. This new legislation… Continue reading It’s Official: The OPEN Government Data Act is Now the Law of the Land

Join the conversation: Register to attend a live Q&A with Gov. Martin O’Malley January 23rd

It’s not every day that you get to pick the brain of a former governor and pioneer of data-driven reporting and management systems for local governments, but next Wednesday you’ll get your chance. Mark your calendar and reserve your virtual seat at the table now for “The New Realities of Public Leadership – A Live… Continue reading Join the conversation: Register to attend a live Q&A with Gov. Martin O’Malley January 23rd