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Ep 25: Camp Behavior – It’s Getting Worse

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES Kelie and Shauna discuss what they have seen in camper behavior over the last two summers, their experiences, and their ideas to begin combating it. Want to add to our conversation? Have a question you want us to discuss? Email Us: exploringcampsides@gmail.com HOSTS KELIE COOK SHAUNA GUGLIELMO The post Ep 25: Camp Behavior – It’s Getting Worse first appeared on Summer Camp Programming.

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Lessons from one state’s effort to modernize its criminal justice system

GCN

New York’s sweeping 2020 law sought to accelerate pre-trial processes with technology upgrades. But the state’s experience offers lessons for other jurisdictions undertaking similar efforts to modernize the justice system.

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What are the roles and responsibilities of a CFO?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The CFO role was named for its original function of overseeing an organization’s finances, but it’s now seen as a cross-cutting common denominator linking every part of an organization.

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State workers fear federal grants won’t reach many disadvantaged communities

GCN

Amid historic federal investment in climate and environmental initiatives, employees tasked with distributing federal grants say they are overwhelmed and don’t have the bandwidth to ensure underresourced communities get the help they need.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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An affordable, reliable, competitive path to net zero

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A successful net-zero transition will require achieving not one objective but four. We offer a guide to getting it right.

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Another Potentially Controversial Video: 4 More Library-Centric Words To Eliminate From Your Library Promotions ?

Super Library Marketing

Watch this video now #LibraryMarketing Show, episode 217 A few weeks ago, we talked about eliminating the word “resource” from your library marketing. That video started a conversation that resulted in a whole list of words to eliminate from your library marketing vocabulary. Get the list and the reason why this change is so important (I promise I’m not trying to be a pain… there is a good reason) in this episode!

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Smart Cities Connect 2023: The Impact of Data on Emergency Services in Carlsbad

State Tech Magazine

For state and local government agencies and their teams, the question is always, “How can we use technology to do something better than we did before?” With the essential resources that states provide, agencies that work to innovate and leverage data analytics to improve their services can save lives. At Smart Cities Connect, Carlsbad, Calif.

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What New Federal Digital Experience Guidance Means for Agencies

FedTech Magazine

The White House wants agencies to ensure they’re providing easy-to-use, trustworthy, accessible information to improve how they communicate with citizens, which is why it issued digital experience guidance in September. “Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience,” the guidance released by the Office of Management and Budget, serves as a framework for agencies, offering actions and standards for modernizing websites and other digital services.

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How to use generative AI to improve operations while protecting sensitive data

GCN

COMMENTARY | Large language models like ChatGPT offer state and local agencies exciting new capabilities, but they also introduce new security risks.

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A new way to decarbonize buildings can lower emissions—profitably

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An AI-informed approach makes it faster, easier, and cheaper to decarbonize real estate. Here’s how.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Why tenants struggle more in the wake of hurricanes

GCN

Eviction filings and threats of eviction tend to increase after hurricanes, which experts say could be fueling housing instability and displacement in the wake of disasters.

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As 2024 Deadline Approaches, Local Governments Have Committed the Bulk of their American Rescue Plan Dollars

NLC (National League of Cities)

Co-Authored by Glencora Haskins and Mayu Takeuchi Editor’s note: The total number of local governments studied in this analysis has changed from 332 (92 cities/consolidated city-counties and 240 counties with populations over 250,000) in the March 2023 data to 335 (92 cities/consolidated city-counties and 243 counties with populations over 250,000) in the June 2023 data.

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5 Ways Governments Can Encourage Increased Voter Turnout For Local Elections From GovPilot

GovPilot

Increased voter turnout is vital to local elections as it directly correlates with the health and vibrancy of democratic governance at the local level. Local elections determine the leadership and policies that directly impact residents' daily lives, from education and public safety to infrastructure and zoning regulations. When voter turnout is low, there is a risk of decisions being made by a small and potentially unrepresentative portion of the population.

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Patching: A Necessity in a World of Ransomware

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Cole Two Bears, Director of Managed Security, VC3 Hackers continue to relentlessly attack local governments, looking for any weaknesses to exploit.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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Town of Columbine Valley, CO Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The CO Township expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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State CISO Vitaliy Panych Recognized with CyberScoop 50 Leadership Award

California Department of Technology

November 29, 2023 – California State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Vitaliy Panych was among a select group of government and industry security professionals recently recognized with a 2023 CyberScoop 50 award for his critical role in Government Leadership by the Scoop News Group. The honor is bestowed on security leaders responsible for protecting vital networks, information, and critical infrastructure.

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Elmwood Park, IL Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The IL Village expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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RFI2 Partnerships Are Key to Completing the MMBI Network

California Department of Technology

November 29, 2023 – During the year, CDT’s Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative secured contracts to construct, lease, and purchase approximately 83% of the Middle-Mile Broadband Network (MMBN), resulting in faster construction and access to critical middle-mile connection points. Opportunities exist for additional provider and community partnerships to bring middle-mile connections to more communities sooner.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Elbert County, CO Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The CO County expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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California’s Journey to Cloud Success

California Department of Technology

A message from Jonathan Porat, State Chief Technology Officer November 29, 2023 – 10 years ago, the California Department of Technology (CDT) released its last major Cloud computing policy. CDT’s last Cloud Policy relied on a “Cloud First” mindset. Back then “The Cloud” was an exciting alternative to outmoded infrastructure solutions. State entities were excited about the possibilities of this generally new technology and focus was on moving to the cloud.

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In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

GCN

But the threats, including a recent fentanyl scare, have spurred some officials to leave.

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Data Integration Helps Agencies Deliver

GovLoop

In today’s world of siloed and scattered data, agencies often have an incomplete picture of their constituents. But adopting an integrated, digital data platform can vastly improve how agencies do business and interact with the public. “Digital transformation represents such a fundamental shift in the way government entities operate, deliver services and engage with citizens,” said Nadia Hansen, Digital Transformation Executive with Salesforce, a constituent relationship management company that

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.