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White Picket Fence is the New Black: How Your Town can Capitalize on Suburbia's Resurgence

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 08, 2019

If you spent the Fourth of July holiday next to an above ground pool and a barbecue manned by a guy wearing white socks with Nike sneakers, you’re familiar with the unique charm suburban living holds. READ MORE+

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Government Data from Email Phishing Scams

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 01, 2019

Oh, that wasn’t you? It looked like you, acted like you and even conducted business with some of your most important clients. No, this isn’t an episode from The Twilight Zone reboot, but reality for employees of San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida; North Las Vegas, Nevada; Dallas County, Texas and other United States local governments targeted ... READ MORE+

Order in the Court: How Technology is Disrupting the United States Judicial System

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 24, 2019

In 1911, Thomas Jennings became the first person convicted of murder based on fingerprint evidence in the United States. In 1987, DNA evidence played a role in putting convicted rapist, Tommy Lee Andrews, behind bars. Eight years later, 150 million Americans tuned-in to catch the verdict of the O.J. Simpson double murder trial—perhaps the most ... READ MORE+

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+

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+

3 Ways GovPilot Supports Your Building and Construction Department

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 22, 2019

As a Building and Construction professional, you know the critical importance of proper support. You wouldn’t (and Code Enforcement would never allow you to) build a support beam from subpar or outdated material, so why are you settling for a management system that relies on paper documents or 1980s era software to uphold daily operations? ... READ MORE+