4 GovPilot Processes for a Family Friendly Neighborhood

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 20, 2018

Whether you have firsthand knowledge or you’ve watched friends and family members experience it, you know that having a baby is a major life event that inspires parents to rearrange their priorities. The guy who swore he’d only drive a sports car may find himself trading it in for an SUV with room for a stroller. The woman who subsisted on instant ... READ MORE+

Corrupted: The Dark Side of Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 13, 2018

On April 10th, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, appeared before a joint hearing of the United States Senate judiciary and commerce committees in Washington DC., to clarify how the social networking giant aggregates and applies information on its 2.2 billion users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy. No, Zuckerberg maintained, Facebook ... READ MORE+

5 Exotic Pets Residents Can Legally Own

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 06, 2018

Pet ownership is at an all-time high and cities across the United States are establishing dog parks, approving the opening of pet-friendly restaurants and otherwise going to great lengths to support this trend. Your district is likely home to a cat person or a dog person, but is your district home to a llama person? A Mexican Redknee tarantula ... READ MORE+

4 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 29, 2018

The American version of The Office premiered on NBC 13 years ago this month. Between Jim’s pranks and Michael’s tone deaf meetings, The Office provides plenty of laughs and just as many lessons on how not to communicate at your real life place of work.   Have an issue with a coworker? Encasing their stapler in gelatin is not an effective way to ... READ MORE+

4 Reasons Why Departments of Transportation are On Board with GovAlert

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 23, 2018

GovPilot solutions not only facilitate government employees’ tasks in the field, at home and at the office, but on the road, on the train and wherever their work takes them! Indeed, Department of Transportation (DOT) officials are beginning to realize the benefits of GovPilot’s constituent engagement mobile app, GovAlert. Presenting the top four.   READ MORE+

The IT Factor: 3 Reasons Why IT Directors Love GovPilot Government Software

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 16, 2018

When most people think of local government officials, they picture the mayor or perhaps the head of DPW. While those in public-facing roles play a critical part in an administration’s daily operations, there is one government official working just as hard behind the scenes—this unsung hero is the IT Director.   Not all heroes wear capes. The IT ... READ MORE+

Preserve and Protect: The Municipal Art Society of New York Turns 125

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 09, 2018

If you make it to age 125, how will you spend your days? Will you keep 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM office hours? Rally for a cause you’re passionate about? At 125, non-profit organization, the Municipal Art Society (MAS) of New York does all of this and then some. Join GovPilot as we look at the ways in which MAS has literally and figuratively shaped New ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Generate Positive Publicity for Your District

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 02, 2018

From reversing property blight to planting community gardens to adopting cutting-edge government software to streamline it all, your administration works tirelessly to improve quality of life in your district. Are constituents aware of how good they have it? People are setting-up shop, paying taxes and raising children in your community. Assure ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Constituents that Don’t Involve Avocado

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 23, 2018

Millennials. Whether you “get” them or not, those born between 1982 and 2000 account for one quarter of the United States population and, most likely, a large percentage of your constituency. It behooves local government to appeal to this key demographic. Fortunately, Millennials’ likes, dislikes and values are well (often self) documented.   ... READ MORE+

3 Industries Benefiting from Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 16, 2018

Sometimes it’s fun to take a step back and observe contemporary culture with a critical eye—like a historian analyzing the mores, rituals and norms of a long gone society. Many who’ve taken an objective look at the present have declared that we are living in the Age of Big Data. As Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella, points-out, “90 percent ... READ MORE+