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In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts

BY Nick Judd | Friday, March 18 2011

Photo: Salady / Flickr

Karen Wilkerson is the city administrator for tiny De Leon, Tex., and her job won't be getting any easier anytime soon. Like localities across the country, De Leon, a town of 2,433 as of the 2000 U.S. Census, is losing ... Read More

A Local Gov 2.0 Primer

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 29 2010

Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz rounds the bases on what the local Gov 2.0 crowd is doing around the country in an article for the magazine's December/January issue, which appeared online today. Regular readers of this blog ... Read More

All Government is Local 2.0: manor.govfresh

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 22 2010

We're pleased to repost this first-hand report on the Manor GovFresh conference that just concluded in Texas, from PdF friend Jon Lebkowsky. Read More

Open Government, Central Texas Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 20 2010

Today at Manor New Technology High School in that small central Texas town, open government advocates from across the country are gathering to discuss the application of open government principles to local cities and ... Read More