Over 100 government, business, nonprofit and community leaders came together at this inaugural Forum to learn about innovative communications, engagement and transparency tools and processes which can make municipalities more efficient, save money and more effectively involve residents in important quality of life decisions.
Experts in administration, digital government, emergency communications, planning, public services, government technology, public records retention and open government shared lessons learned and success stories from the field.
Sessions throughout the day focused on three subject tracks related to our new program actions: Digital Government, Open Government & Emergency Communications Planning. View the session presentations here.
If you're still left wondering what governance & civic engagement have to do with sustainability, check out this blog post written by Randall Solomon on our Public Information & Engagement initiative and the Government Connext Forum.
Our new Public Information & Engagement actions are available online. Each action is equipped with case studies from around the state and nation, guidance and resources to help you implement each action. Download them now.
This Forum was the first of many opportunities to receive education on implementing these actions to come. Sign up for our email list to stay informed for the next opportunity.
Visit the websites of the Government Connext sponsors and exhibitors to see how their work with other NJ towns is going and how their innovative solutions can help you implement these actions: SeeClickFix, Ontodia, Bang The Table, SeamlessDocs, Govpilot, NextDoor, Remyndr and TelVue.
We'd like to thank our event partners: NJ-Government Management Information Sciences, National Association of Government Web Professionals, Municipal Clerks' Association of New Jersey, Governmental Purchasing Association of New Jersey, NJ Association of Counties, Public Works Association of NJ, Tax Collector & Treasurers Association of New Jersey, Rutgers Center for Continuing Studies, NJ Floodplain Managers Association, Center for Nonprofits, New Jersey Foundation for Open Government, Code for Princeton