Connecting state and local government leaders
Register and watch a special viewcast on Wednesday, July 13. We’ll discuss how we’re evaluating potential finalists, look at some of the common management challenges that state, county and municipal governments are facing and how cross-sector collaboration is helping to implement good ideas.
We’re hard at work reviewing nominations that have been submitted for the Route Fifty Navigator Awards, the Government Executive Media Group’s new program honoring excellence in implementing good ideas in state and local governments in the United States.
Thanks to all those who have submitted nominations in the five Navigator Award categories: State and Local Executive Leadership; IT and Data Innovators; Agency and Department Chiefs; Next Generation; and Government Allies and Cross-Sector Partners.
So, what’s next?
On Wednesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, please join us for a special live viewcast streamed live from our offices at the Watergate in Washington, D.C., where we’ll be discussing the next steps for the Navigator Awards evaluation and selection process and our timeline for announcing the 50 finalist teams and individuals.
Before we dive into the nuts and bolts of the Navigator Awards program, we wanted to take a step back and discuss a few of the important factors that will help us frame some of the larger challenges and variables state and local governments—and other groups working with state and local governments—must navigate to successfully implement good ideas. These factors are very much at the core of the Navigator Awards.
- First, we’ll discuss some current issues related to public sector management and revisit some of the insights from our 2016 Top Management Challenges for State & Local Government Survey, released in January. (Human Capital and Workforce Issues were rated as the No. 1 management challenge among survey respondents.)
- Second, we’ll examine ideas related to cross-sector collaboration in the state and local government space. In many cases, implementing a good idea in a state, county or municipal government means working with other jurisdictional stakeholders, including non-profit organizations and philanthropies to take a vision, act upon it and make it something that’s real and tangible. Neil Britto, executive director of the Intersector Project, will offer his insights into how cross-sector collaborations are shaping the ways state and local governments are fostering good ideas and getting things done.
MIchael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Seattle.