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An employee-engaged city harnesses the tremendous power and potential of its employees as a force for continuous improvement and innovation. Regardless of population or location, employees in these cities—from executives to frontline workers—are encouraged to generate ideas, solve problems and contribute to making cities better places to live, work and raise a family. The workforce of an employee-engaged city government looks like the community it serves. These cities also recognize that their employees are, in most cases, also residents of the cities they serve, and that their ideas about and experiences with public service can powerfully inform improvements for all citizens.


Innovation Initiatives Need an Injection of Meditation


The ‘human element’ should not be forgotten as cities work to better their communities.

Employee Engagement -- Is It Really a Priority?


Why employee engagement in the public sector is directly related to performance and service delivery.

The Roadmap to Engaging Government’s Employees


Surveying them is the first step. It's important to do it right -- and then act on the results.

Karen Niparko


Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources, City and County of Denver

Hope Tribble


Director of Audit and Performance, City of Indianapolis-Marion County

Getting Innovation Off the Ground


How a single step forward can start cities down the path of becoming equipt.

City Halls Are Increasingly Innovative AND Trustworthy


Local governments are investment-worthy because of their position in solving some of our toughest social problems. They’re also more trustworthy than in the past.

Governing & Living Cities Announce High-Performing Cities from Second Annual Equipt Survey


Top-ranking cities featured at Governing’s annual Summit on Government Performance and Innovation

Cities Make Progress, Face Continuing Challenges in Governing Well: Survey


A growing number of cities are performing well in the essentials of fiscal responsibility, racial equity, resident engagement and evidence-based policymaking.

Why We Need Men in Mentor Roles More Than Ever


The support and guidance of male leadership in the workforce is critical to helping women succeed.

Attracting and Retaining a Younger Workforce


The impact of corporate social responsibility on the next generation of government employees.

Planting the Seed of Change


Practical strategies to help cities become equipt for innovation

Capturing City Stories


A snapshot of the benchmark survey results from the inaugural Equipt to Innovate survey.

New Study Identifies the Best Cities for Good Government


The first of a now annual report details what cities are doing well and where they could improve.

Employee-Engaged: No City Employee Left Behind


City governments battling everything from falling revenues to rising citizen demands should view every employee as a key to success.

Sitting on a Big Problem


How to engage employees and improve their health in the process.

Realizing the Innovation Dividend


Why Being Equipt Matters for America’s Cities.

Innovation Does Not Take Place in Just One Place


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

The Innovation Equation


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

Getting the Results You Want by Investing in Frontline Workers


Denver's Peak Academy demonstrates how investing in people pays off.

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