3 Ways GovPilot can Transform Your City into  a Destination

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 10, 2019

The arrival of summer signals the end of the semester for students and the start of shorter office hours for workers. Many see this newfound free time as an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of a lucky American city. On average, they will pour $1,978 into local industry. You don’t have to be New Orleans or Newport to reap ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Set Your District Up for Shared Success

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 28, 2019

You’ve stayed in an Airbnb. You’ve ridden in an Uber or Lyft. You may have cycled on a CitiBike. Now, electric scooter company, Lime, is coming for its share of the shared economy. Founded by California-based venture capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz, in 2017, Lime is rapidly making its mark on the world. Lime scooters are available for rent in ... READ MORE+

The Zodiac Signs as Local Government Stakeholders, Part 2

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 20, 2019

What did you want to be when you grew-up? Does it resemble your current career path? If so, it may have been written in the stars. Astrology—the belief that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies influence human personality traits and affairs—can be an interesting lens through which to view the characteristics and motivations of local ... READ MORE+

The Zodiac Signs as Local Government Stakeholders, Part 1

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 16, 2019

What did you want to be when you grew-up? Does it resemble your current career path? If so, it may have been written in the stars. Astrology—the belief that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies influence human personality traits and affairs—can be an interesting lens through which to view the characteristics and motivations of local ... READ MORE+

Welcome to Candyland: What a Pop of Color can Do for Your Municipality

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 10, 2019

Think of the tools we use to teach children—the storybooks that instill morals, the magnets shaped like letters of the alphabet strung together to form words. What do they have in common? They are all colorful. As we age, we may learn how to do taxes and cry on the inside, but we don’t outgrow our inclination to retain information visualized in ... READ MORE+

Spring Polishing: An Inventory of GovPilot’s Shiny, New and Improved Features

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 03, 2019

Spring has sprung! According to domestic goddess and Snoop Dogg BFF, Martha Stewart, spring is a time to wipe walls and ceilings, reseal grout lines and tick a number of items off of your home improvement checklist. Some see spring as an opportunity to clean their home. To us, spring cleaning means polishing our brilliant system.   READ MORE+

America: Tech, Yeah!

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 26, 2019

Last week, we argued that humanity’s relationsip with technology doesn’t have to be adversarial. Turns out that the overwhelming majority of Americans agree. A recent study conducted by the Charles Koch Institute finds that 92% of Americans consider innovation an integral component of United States culture and history that enhances life (we live ... READ MORE+

Can Machines Make Local Government Policies More Human?

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 18, 2019

Robots are coming for humans' jobs. That's not a threat, it's a fact. In many cases, they already have. It happens all the time. A new technology is born and an old industry dies. Man vs. machine is very real, but the results of two recent local government initiatives prove that humanity’s relationship with technology doesn’t have to be ... READ MORE+

4 Local Government Employees Who May Want to Explore GovPilot this Conference Season

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 12, 2019

It’s festival season in the music world. Warmer weather and additional daylight hours are conducive to eating overpriced food truck fare while jamming out to live music.   They may not be rocking flower crowns, but local government employees are out and about this season as well. From the Florida Association of Code Enforcement to the National ... READ MORE+

The One thing Employees Need for Peak Job Performance and Satisfaction

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 05, 2019

Your father’s company may have gifted him with a gold watch at his retirement party. The startup you daughter works at may offer employees snacks and access to a ping pong table. Each generation of managers tries new tactics to keep employees engaged and efficient.Researchers have recently discovered that, although worthwhile, it isn’t work perks ... READ MORE+