Does Your Community Expect More from Local Government?

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GOV'T LEADERS: Struggling to Deliver Innovation on a Local Government Budget?

  • GIS is the 2nd (only by 1% and gaining) most popular Local Government Technology Service 
  • After the IT Dept, the Chief Administrative Officer has the next highest accountability for technology
  • Many Local Governments lack appropriately trained and motivated staff in key positions

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GIS MANAGERS: Difficult to be a Technical Innovator in a Culture that Resists Change?

  • Trouble Maintaining Balance Between Technical and Managerial Duties?
  • Lack Leadership and Management Training?
  • Hard to Communicate Technical Ideas to Management?

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Local Government is Only Successful if it has Effective Technology Leadership

  • Technology Leadership is Only Effective if it has a Partnership with Local Government Leaders
  • In a recent survey, 80% of Technology Leaders Sited Management as the Biggest Obstacle to Professional Development
  • Local Government Must Manage IT Differently

Technology Professionals transitioning to Managers - We Need Your Help!

Looking for at least 100 people to participate in a quick anonymous survey to help research challenges for technical people as they transition into managerial and/or leadership positions.  Anonymized results from these surveys will be available for those who want them.  


Thank you in advance for your participation!

Our GeoLeaders

Kathryn Brewer

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Over 20 years of leading change in Local Government

Check out this URISA Managing GIS Article in ArcNews about how to build an Inclusive Workplace

James Armstrong

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 30 years in service to Local Government communities


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Specializing in Local Government GIS Consulting Services


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