Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

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Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

Posted on August 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When a disaster occurs, communities must be rebuilt and survivors require reasonable care and attention. In order for this to occur, adequate funding and staffing is necessary in order to meet or exceed the necessities of those involved. Individuals whom have been affected by a natural disaster are dependent upon local, state, and federal governments … Read More »


Place Branding: The Role of Social Media

Posted on August 7th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Digital technologies can change the way public administrators interact with citizens and stakeholder groups. Since their inception, these technologies have gone from one-way, static web platforms that allowed citizens to, say, pay bills online to interactive, knowledge-sharing platforms that can increase citizen participation, transparency, and accountability.

Considering the growth in this arena, public managers should work … Read More »


Local Government: Valuing People is an Investment In Success

Posted on August 5th, by David L. Stevens in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The need to develop a workforce to meet the current and future demands of government operations, as well as foster an environment that values people is no small task. This effort compels our need to fully understand business priorities, citizen engagement, strategic investments and human nature – wow that is a tall order to fill!  … Read More »


Gender Inequality in Public Service

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

As we know, our elected officials are our representatives. They are our voices within government, influencers regarding our healthcare and other significant issues whether at the municipal, state, or federal levels. It is important for diversity to be present within the representation and tenure of our elected officials in order to have our views accurately … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Innovative Solution?

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

One of the many challenges facing all levels of government is consistently finding new techniques to innovate and undertake policy and project necessities while saving the taxpayers’ money and employing individuals. Local, state, and federal government all have strict budgets and may have outsourced and/ or reduced their workforce, which can affect the efficiency of … Read More »


Lessons From the Possum

Posted on June 10th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of a garbage truck with a load to my transfer station.  Who knows how he got there, one can only guess it was in the container when … Read More »


Branding Tactics for Local Government Managers

Posted on June 5th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

A question city managers need to ask themselves is: Why should my city set itself apart from others? The clearest answer is increased economic opportunities such as an influx of residents, businesses, and tourists. Place branding and marketing are becoming growing areas of both practice and study. In my research, I have identified six major … Read More »


Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

Posted on May 12th, by Alfred Hull in Trends. 2 comments

While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable options. The Federal Government offers opportunities in Contracting, Human Resources, Budget and IT. When I made my transition from my military career, I had to balance … Read More »


The Art of Asking Why?

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Alvarado in on the job. No Comments

It seems like a simple question – why?  We ask it every day.  But how often do we take the time to fully answer the question as a means to understand purpose?  Upon meeting someone new, we typically encounter the question, “What do you do?”  Most of us have a prepared, canned response to this … Read More »


Outsourcing Can Lead to Increased Government Efficiencies

Posted on May 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Nothing drives innovation like challenge. The silver lining in the cloud of fiscal strain facing many local governments is that nothing drives innovation quite like challenge.  The great recession has produced buzz phrases that are already growing tired, from “doing more with less” to “the new normal.”  But in contrast to tired phrases, many local … Read More »