By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation
At the recent BIG Ideas meeting in Dublin, Ohio, the Alliance Board of Directors approved a plan to be the catalyst for vibrant communities through local government innovation. Our focus over the next four years will be supporting and growing a network of local government innovators, leveraging research to identify leading practices and emerging issues, inspiring innovative cultures and practices in local government, and being a major force in the innovation space. Zelos, a consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia that serves many local governments, led the strategic planning process alongside Alliance Board Members, staff, local government professionals, and representatives from the academic community. Read more about how the Alliance charts a path for the future here.
About the Alliance for Innovation: The Alliance for Innovation is inspiring innovation to advance communities. As the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, we are building cultures of innovation and connecting thought leaders in the profession with the help of our partners International City/County Management Association and Arizona State University. We are accessible and valuable to all levels of an organization. You can learn more about the Alliance at www.transformgov.org or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.