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Preparing Cities for the Future With Clay Pearson — ICYMI

Local government veteran Clay Pearson joins ICYMI to discuss the current state of city management and how cities are implementing technology to prepare for the future in a changing environment.

As the layer of government closest to constituents, city government is truly where the "rubber meets the road."

Cities face issues ranging from aging infrastructure, natural disasters and emergency management to ransomware attacks and employee recruitment and retention — often while dealing with financial difficulties due to a reliance upon tourism and sales taxes revenue.

Clay Pearson, a tech- and innovation-focused city manager with decades of experience, joined Dustin Haisler and Joe Morris on this episode of ICYMI to discuss pandemic-related challenges, the need to involve IT departments in the strategy process, the value of good communication and how local governments can do a better job bringing in "free agency" labor and experts for crucial projects to ensure the right mix of people and skills.


Connect with Clay Pearson on LinkedIn

Follow Clay Pearson on Twitter @jayhawkmi


“In Case You Missed It” is Government Technology’s weekly news roundup and interview live show featuring e.Republic Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler and Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Joe Morris as they bring their analysis and insight to the week’s most important stories in state and local government.

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Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As President, Haisler drives exponential growth, implements new ideas and promotes a corporate culture that rewards creativity. Read his full bio.
Joseph Morris is the Chief Innovation Officer of <i>Government Technology's</i> parent company e.Republic and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.