Julian Wyllie  |  City Accelerator Fellow

Julian is Governing's inaugural City Accelerator Fellow, a position supported by the Citi Foundation and Living Cities. During the fellowship he completed a series of articles related to local purchasing, small business growth and city initiatives geared toward addressing economic inequality. Previously, he was a feature writer for the Indianapolis Recorder, one of the oldest African-American newspapers in the country, and was an opinion columnist, section editor and editor-in-chief at his university newspaper, The Butler Collegian. 

December 4, 2017

Most Government Procurement Has Got It All Wrong, These Advocates Say

Proponents of an approach known as Best Value Performance Information Procurement Systems say it could simplify government purchasing and deliver better results.
November 6, 2017

Smaller Cities Are Getting Smarter About How They Buy Things

Performance-based contracting has been a best practice in big cities for years. Now some mid-sized municipalities are adopting the approach.
October 30, 2017

Even Majority-Black Cities Struggle With Minority Contracting Programs

Just how much should race be taken into account in city purchasing?
October 23, 2017

With Procurement Strategy, Charlotte, N.C., Seeks to Address Past Racial Bias

Officials want to create more opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses.
October 16, 2017

For Procurement Reform, Cities See Value in Learning What's Worked Elsewhere

Lots of cities want to increase their outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses. Often, that means taking a look at the best programs in other jurisdictions.