During a time when it was rare for women to seek office, Jo Ann Davidson ran for city council in 1965. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives.
Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.
Haitian born mayor Harry LaRosiliere is now serving his second term of a city of a quarter million people, which has attracted the likes of Toyota, FedEx, and Boeing.
Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.
One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.
Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.
On this episode of GovTech360, a postmortem on Baltimore’s costly cybersecurity fail; a startup with a better way to find a public bathroom; and a first-person preview of GovTech’s adventures in China.
His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.
GT editors looked at data on more than 200 state chief information officers to find out average tenure, gender balance and what their resumes have in common. Tune in for our insights on surprises hiding in the data.
The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.
In this episode of GovTech360, the Rapid Round format offers quick hits on a new blockchain hire for Colorado; a space-based solution to rural broadband; and a new, gender-neutral take on virtual assistants.
The debut episode of GovTech360 features two GT Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. We talk to Nebraska Chief Information Officer Ed Toner and Seattle Chief Privacy Officer Ginger Armbruster about their award-winning work.
For the fifth year, a group of mayors at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, played 'shark' as they judged a handful of civic-minded startups that sought to solve hard city problems.
The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.
By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."
Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.
Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.