What makes an ideal community, and how can civic leaders help their cities, counties and regions evolve to better meet old necessities and new opportunities?
Wayne E. Hanson has been a writer and editor with e.Republic since 1989, and has worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and is currently editor and writer for Digital Communities specializing in local government. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education. He self-published three books of fiction and lives in Sacramento with his wife, Jeannie.
Project Readiness Examined at Calif. Information Technology Leadership Academy
July 09, 2014 - The class pulled together leaders of tomorrow to discuss developing reliable collaboration and decision-making, according to Calif. CIO Carlos Ramos.
California Project Academy Focuses on Transitioning to a New Normal
June 24, 2014 - When a project is finished, things don't return to the way they have been -- many things will be different, and a successful transition to a new way of doing things is critical.
National Day of Civic Hacking: Opportunities in Civic Engagement
May 30, 2014 - This weekend, events are being held in 103 cities in the U.S., Canada and abroad with the goal of inventing new solutions using publicly-released data to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.
Controller, CalVet to Reunite 95,000 Veterans With Unclaimed Property
May 23, 2014 - The initiative compared names on the Controller's Office list of unclaimed property with CalVet's list of veterans.
What Robert Callahan's Move to The Internet Association’s California Office Means for the State
May 20, 2014 - In this Q&A, Callahan discusses his new position a ITA, the issues on which he's currently focused and legislation the association is supporting this year.
CalPERS to Launch Health-Care Transparency Site, Other Innovations
May 19, 2014 - The health transparency website, hosted by Castlight, will allow members to be smarter about medical choices.
California Conservation Corps to Replace its Data Collection and Reporting System
April 30, 2014 - The Conservation Corps is in the very beginning stage of the project, and will be looking for a system integrator.
What Went Right: Gopal Kapur
April 03, 2014 - And about retirement? Decades ago, retirees settled down to read the paper and disappeared in a few years with a little notice in the paper. But not anymore.
Does Ponca City Have the Fastest Free Wi-Fi in the Nation?
March 26, 2014 - A small Oklahoma city claims it does -- and local officials did it themselves.
Michigan Tech Team Talks Change
March 03, 2014 - CIO David Behen expects only minor tweaks and changes to the way things ran with John Nixon.