Public Administration

The Secret to Driving Citizen Engagement in Local Government

Tom Amburgey
Almost half of citizens have complaints about their city’s infrastructure – things like potholes, damaged sidewalks, graffiti on sides of buildings – but only 26% of them bother to report the issue. Why such an abysmal rate of engagement?…

4 Steps to Unlocking a Digital Transformation in Local Government

Tom Amburgey
Implementing digital change can be a challenge for a local government agency. But choosing the right digital solution can transform an agency for the better. Check out the 4 steps your agency should take to unlock a digital transformation.

4 Things Local Governments Should Know When Preparing for Hurricane Season

Tom Amburgey,
Hurricanes can be costly, life-threatening events. Until one makes landfall, however, it’s difficult to know just how much damage it can cause. With these 4 proper planning and preparation tips, local government agencies are better positioned to mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety of their citizens and communities.
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3 Best Practices on How Local Governments Can Use Tech for Transparency

Tom Amburgey,
In fiscal year 2017, 818,271 Freedom of Information Act requests were received by the Department of Justice. That was up from 597,415 in 2010. These numbers tell a clear story. Citizens want information, and they want transparency from the…

The Trick to Saving Time and Money as a Government Agency

Tom Amburgey,
Governments lose out on millions of dollars in potential savings every year thanks to outdated, slow legacy systems. It’s time for that to end. Discover the trick local governments are using to save big on money and the most valuable resource of all – time.

The 4 Biggest Threats Governments Face When Managing Safe Water Facilities

Tom Amburgey
286 million people get their water from a community system. Maintaining clean and safe water facilities is without a doubt one of the most important jobs of local governments. Here are the 4 biggest threats every agency should be aware of.

The 3 Goals Artificial Intelligence Can Help Local Governments Achieve

Tom Amburgey
The biggest fear among science fiction fans is that artificial intelligence (AI) will eliminate the human race. The biggest fear people with mortgages and car payments have is that artificial intelligence will eliminate their jobs. Pop…

How Salt Lake City is Winning at Growth

Tom Amburgey,
Most cities experience growing pains from population growth, but not Salt Lake City. Through proper planning, a deep dive into data analytics and a desire to serve their citizens to the best of their ability, Salt Lake City was able to take control of their growth.

Step-by-Step Government Guide to Staying Ahead of a Crisis

Tom Amburgey
Tornadoes and floods. Terror attacks and active shooters. Infrastructure failures, major cybersecurity breaches and public health outbreaks. No one knows when a major emergency is going to strike – but odds are that it will. According to…