Top 5 Resources for Local Governments in 2020

As we head full speed into 2020, it's important to reflect upon what you've learned and accomplished in 2019. How have you grown? Did your team achieve everything you set out to? What were your biggest wins and greatest challenges? What would you do all over again and what would you do differently? 

These may be simple questions, but they're what's at the heart of building a high-performance organization. It's all about striving to be better today than you were yesterday, or yesteryear, or even yesterdecade. It's celebrating what you did well, then trying to do it even better this time around. 

Heading into a new decade is the perfect time for you and your team to reflect and set your high-performance goals and resolutions for 2020. There's no limit on how big you can dream, as long as your actions today take you that single step closer to your goals tomorrow. Improving the lives of your citizens is hard work, and we're here to help you knock it out of the park and into the streets.

To put you on the early path to success, check out this round up of our top five free local government resources. From ebooks to webinars, customer stories to videos, these fan favorites have already been downloaded by thousands of your local government peers across the country. 


Asset Management Basics

A Guide for Communities of All Sizes

Asset Management ebook for Government

Running your community is no small task: maintaining infrastructure, tracking budgets, providing reports to supervisors, presenting to council—the list never ends. You know there are ways you can make things easier. Ways to update your processes and be more efficient. But, change is tough, so where do you begin?

From crafting your asset management strategy and finding the right software solution to performing your initial inventory and maintaining your system, this ebook—complete with practice worksheets—will walk you through the process step-by-step.


Getting Serious About Reaching Your Goals

with the one and only Nick kittle

Goal setting webinar for high performance government

Did you know 92 percent of people that set New Year’s goals never actually achieve them? If you’re ready to break away from the pack and join the 8 percent of high achievers this year, then this webinar is for you.

Are you ready to uncover some of the best goal-setting techniques, learn how to effectively test your ideas, and help your local government team produce more measurable, actionable results in 2020? Join the ranks of high-achieving agencies. Set goals, track your progress, and target your focus on what's ahead.


Pavement Markings: Why Those
Little White Lines are a Big Deal

pavement markings blog for local govs

As technology advances, automation increases, and more drivers hit the road with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, clear pavement markings means more than dividing lanes and shoulders. It means saving lives of citizens and preventing accidents in your community.

Pavement markings might not be at the top of your local government’s priority maintenance list. But, should they be? Read this popular blog post to see pavement markings in a whole new light. 


Auburn, WA: creating a smart city
by consolidating technology

smart city customer story_auburn WA

There's a wide array of local government software solutions, but how do you choose the right one? By identifying GIS as the common denominator, Auburn, WA was able to eliminate unneeded applications and streamline their operations.

In this high-traffic customer story, you'll learn how simplicity can often be the answer to complex problems. You'll get a peek into how Auburn's solution eliminates silos in their data to produce real results for real local government challenges.


HOW WE WORK: Village of buffalo grove, il

buffalo grove IL customer story

Snow, ice, sleet, and slush. Preparing your city for winter conditions can be a challenge, especially without a cold, hard data to back up your decisions. Have you ever wondered if there's a better way to prepare your city for winter?

In this episode of How We Work, learn how Buffalo Grove, IL is using winter maintenance data to improve their snow and ice control operations. Follow crews and see how they track snow routes, plow miles, and salt and anti-icing pretreatment liquid applications to gain actionable insights into the total cost of winter events.

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