The terms "transparency" and "accountability" are becoming more common in the local government space. In recent years, there has been a move towards data sharing and making more information available to the public - but still there exists a considerable amount of uncertainty around this concept. While there are many benefits of sharing performance data, an organization must first overcome the fear of transparency and openness with the community.

In this webinar, our experts speak to their personal experience on the benefits and pitfalls of sharing municipal performance data with the public, as well as:

    • Why communities are moving towards sharing more information with the public
    • Overcoming the fear of government transparency
    • Hurdles to consider when embarking on this initiative
    • Best practices and making data sharing common practice

Duration: 60 minutes


 

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Zach Markovits

Zach is the Director of City Programs at What Works Cities, a national initiative to elevate and accelerate the use of data and evidence that will engage citizens and make government more effective.

Gretchen Cassini

Gretchen Cassini

Gretchen is the Assistant County Administrator at Broward County, and takes responsibility for  tracking progress towards agencies' goals, representing county administration within the community,  communicating with the public.

Jean-Noé Landry

Jean-Noé Landry

Jean-Noé is an Executive Director at Open North, Canada's leading not-for-profit organization specialized in open data, open government, community engagement, and civic technology.