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Guest: Matt Madlock, Entrepreneur, Activist That genius at the Apple store may be the one to help solve intractable problems in your community. That is the trajectory our next-generation guest is on in Nashville, TN. Matt Madlock started fixing
  Guest: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah Start-ups learn to let limitations guide them to creative solutions and recognize there is never enough to go around – time, money or talent. I
 Guest: Kevyn D. Orr, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day / Former Emergency Manager, City of Detroit, MI “The ability in this country to have progress is infinite, but we have challenges to get there.” That’s according to Kevyn Orr, who rose to prom
Guest: The Honorable Greg Fischer, Mayor, City of Louisville, KY  Compassion. A decade ago, the word did not appear in cities’ strategic plans. That’s changing. Thanks to the pioneering work of Louisville, KY, compassion is becoming something o
An off year election creates the opportunity to take stock of the state of our civics.  Election day coincides with the release of new analysis on voter turnout in local elections.  Portland State University's Who Votes For Mayor? project detai
The ABCs of NASCIO 2017 - analytics, blockchain, and cybersecurity - dominated the conversation against a backdrop of change and speculation.  Is there enough momentum for state CIOs to finish strong before the next election cycle and what does
In a keynote address to Governing’s Government Performance and Innovation Summit, Kevyn Orr - the onetime emergency manager in Detroit, MI - cautioned that the covenant that we have made to provide services is being challenged. Cities must look
Odelia Bergh from the Peachtree City Police Department (@PTCfirepolice) says sarcasm is helpful in connecting with an audience (and making a point) on social media. Her team uses it a lot and, perhaps not coincidently, team members have each ot
In a preview of the next three episodes of NSFG, we learn the bottom line in using humor in social media, get pointers on mutual aid among members within your social media team, an advance look at a special episode about “The Town without Uber,
The Governing crew compares notes on the Mayor's Summit at SXSW one last time as they make its way to the airport. We hear from a couple of mayors en route.  And David reminds us that, when emergency hits at home, a mayor is duty bound to leave
The rise of Ridealong and becoming your own Mark Cuban.  Mayors, with a little help from AOL co-founder Steve Case, played Shark to a group of GovTech Startups during their final official day at SXSW - but remained in the long shadow of Mark Cu
Our coverage of the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW continues with a hard day's conversations about how cities are coming terms with race and immigration.  Plus the Governing crew have a few thoughts about all that took place around the policy
In this second NSFG Extra from the Civic I/O mayors summit at SXSW, J.B. Wogan speaks with long serving US Conference of Mayors Executive Director Tom Cochran, who sketches out a through line from civic innovation to civil rights and back.  The
Two early arriving mayors, Louisville's Greg Fischer and Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento talk about their expectations of the annual technology, music and policy festival in Austin.  Fischer wants to talk with the 23 mayors gathered for
Recorded before a live audience at Laserfiche's Empower 2017 in Long Beach, CA, NSFG cohost Dustin Haisler talks with leading innovators from state and local government on how process improvements are leading to new ways to deliver service and
The never before posted piloted episode featuring Opportunity Space, a GovTech startup that sought to become the Zillow of government-owned property. Originally produced in August 2015.
The GovTech Social podcast is becoming NSFG - a podcast about applied innovation in state and local government. The name is a play on the warnings you see about content on the Internet being not safe for work - or NSFW. To be clear, NSFG is cub
On this episode, completing a swapcast with ELGL founders Kirsten and Kent Wyatt, a check-in with Kristy Dalton on #GSMCON2017 and details on the Atlanta GovTech Social Unconference.
Kansas City Communications Manager Chris Hernandez guests, and a discussion of government social media in the age of alternative facts.
Making news by making history - and preserving a slice of a presidential Legacy. The Twitter handle @POTUS is getting freed up for the next White House accupant and the incumbent becomes @POTUS44 on Twitter. On January 5, the White House stood
Louisville is a city of 377 neighborhoods and now, thanks to a partnership with Nextdoor, essentially 377 neighborhood social hubs for neighbors to privately socialize and offer advice to one another, browse events, business recommendations and
  Social media gives public agencies the opportunity to go where the people are - at times and on platforms of their choosing.  Most government agencies have established a presence on the major platforms and experiment with others.  In Dallas,
Delegates to the GovTech Social Unconference in Denver pitched and selected a wide ranging conversation about platforms - how Facebook Live video is being used to break news, how Nextdoor is deepening ties to the community for law enforcement,
Brian Purchia, co-founder of CivicMakers, was present at creation when the City of San Francisco began its pioneering work with social media. A long time media and public policy strategist whose career in public service began with the election
Chris Weidel, New Media Manager in the Nashville Mayor's Office, keeps a sticky note on her desk with a list of former haters who have come around to the city's side. Chris joins regulars Dustin, Anil, Paul, and Eyragon to talk about an authent
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