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Casting a Wide Net for Innovation

There are ways for jurisdictions without big city budgets to bring startup energy to the challenges they face.

Senior Management Analyst Rebecca Woodbury, San Rafael, California
The State of GovTech event in October ignited a conversation on how to pair government with technology entrepreneurs to bring about more effective digital government. But transforming service delivery means thinking differently internally too. 

In San Rafael, Calif., Senior Management Analyst Rebecca Woodbury convened a variety of voices from within the city to weigh in on the website redesign project. Here, she talks about who she called upon for input — and why it was important to include more than just IT and communications staff. 

Noelle Knell has been the editor of Government Technology magazine for e.Republic since 2015. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.