Top city innovators? There's a new list out

In its annual list of the public sector's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, Government Technology recognizes individuals (and some teams) who "cut through the public sector’s legendary barriers to innovation with transformative ideas."

The 25 come from most all levels of government and include elected officials and staff alike – many CIOs among them. We pulled out the honorees who work for cities, but you'll want to click to GovTech.com to see specifics on what they've done to make the list:

  • Story Bellows -- Director, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Stephen Elkins -- CIO, Austin, Texas
  • Carolyn Hogg -- CIO, Fresno, California
  • Rob Lloyd -- CIO, Avondale, Arizona
  • Theresa Reno-Weber -- Chief of Performance and Technology, Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky
  • Bryan Sastokas -- CIO, Oakland, California
  • Oliver Wise -- Director, Office of Performance and Accountability, New Orleans
  • Rami Zakaria -- CIO, Sacramento County, California
  • Team Los Angeles -- Eric Garcetti, Mayor; Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation; Ron Galperin, Controller; Bob Blumenfield, Councilmember

Also noteworthy
We were pleased to see that Theresa Pardo, Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University of Albany, State University of New York, was on the list. The Center is a member of the Council's Advisory Board.

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