ICMA and Esri Announce Plans for #LocalGov Technology Alliance in 2014
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, and Esri, the premiere geo-spatial analytical software solution have teamed together for a second year of projects undertaken as part of the #LocalGov Technology Alliance. The Alliance seeks to engage local government managers in an ongoing discussion around technology, data, apps, and the questions they need to be asking about technology. Projects undertaken by the Alliance are designed to educate local government executives on how technology can improve the lives of their citizens and help them do their own jobs better.
Projects to be undertaken by the Alliance in 2014 include:
• A White Boarding Exercise at the Esri campus to brainstorm how local government apps should look and feel.
• A web page that affords ICMA members exclusive access to a local government app exchange site.
• An education program with Code for America to help inform local government managers on the use of apps for the community.
• A hackathon to be held September 13-14, 2014, in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference in Charlotte.
To learn more about the #LocalGov Technology Alliance and its work, contact Cory Fleming at [email protected] or 207-854-1083.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support; publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology gives you the power to think and plan geographically. Used today in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, GIS helps governments, universities, and businesses save money, lives, and our environment. GIS helps you understand and question data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. So whether you are transporting ethanol or studying landslides, you can use GIS to solve problems and make better decisions, because a GIS enables you to look at your valuable data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. Esri supports the implementation of GIS technology on the desktop, servers, online services, and mobile devices.