Government Technology is an award winning magazine that covers information technology’s role in state and local governments. This past week, they held their Digital Government Summit in Los Angeles, an event that opened with comments from LA’s own Steve Reneker, General Manager of LA’s IT Department and its Chief Information Officer.

Reneker was joined on stage by LA County’s CIO Richard Sanchez and keynote speakers Kristi “GovGirl” Fifelski, Josh “The Explorer” Bernstein, and General “Beak” Howell, all powerful speakers who were able to connect social media to the jungle to the mysteries of space exploration to the difficulty in navigating City Hall.

The City of Los Angeles was not only in the spotlight as the host of the Summit, but several of the initiatives currently underway were given stagetime, including the My LA 311 app.

As Neighborhood Council leaders, what are the technology opportunities that you would like to explore? Is is connecting with your community, communicating with your stakeholders, managing the data that you collect, or simply getting through your email?

As Neighborhood Council leaders, what are the technologies that work for you, allowing you to do more with less? is it a phone app, a project management tool, a data visualization application?

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment would love your feedback on the role of technology in civic engagement. Email with your comments and suggestions.

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