November 19, 2012 By Colin Wood
Denver, Colo., is looking for a new CIO.
Chuck Fredrick, who served as Denver's CIO and interim CIO for nearly two years, left public service to accept a job at a Denver-based company, according to the city. Fredrick, whose official last day with the city was Nov. 9, also served the city and county of Denver as deputy CIO and director of enterprise applications. Prior to his service in Denver, Fredrick served Douglas County, Colo., as deputy CIO and chief technology officer, and worked in several IT management positions at Nextel Communications.
“We greatly appreciate Chuck’s service to the city and county of Denver over the years,” said Press Secretary Amber Miller. “In his time with the city, he led Denver forward by defining a world-class technology department and the steps that we should take to reach that goal.”
Fredrick will be replaced by Michael Wright from the IT department as interim CIO until the mayor and senior staff identify the best candidate to fill the CIO position.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.