The Envisio team recently attended the 102nd Annual ICMA Conference in beautiful Kansas City and with over 3,000 attendees at the event this will surely be remembered as one of the most popular conferences in ICMA history.
As a returning attendee making our second appearance to the annual event, the Kansas venue and activities did not disappoint! It’s always great to catch-up with the growing number of Envisio customers and see and hear first-hand the amazing work our North American local governments are doing. Envisio strives to provide a set of tools that bridge the gap between what local governments set out to do in their strategic plans and what actually gets done, and to tell the story of progress along the way, and it’s always encouraging to see and hear how our platform is providing a springboard to facilitate the execution of strategic and operational planning. A larger than ever contingent of Canadian municipal leaders attended this year, with whom the Envisio team enjoyed some laughs, a few drinks, and some famous BBQ dinners.
Several of the talks we attended had standing-room only, a tribute to the topical and interesting subject matter being discussed. The eGovernment movement (eGovernment being the adoption of technology to improve the activities of the public sector) at the local government level is stronger than ever, evidenced by the growing number of technology vendors and the number of engaged city leaders seeking new ways to drive performance. Cities and municipalities are slowly becoming labs for innovation and new business practices, as the resource crunch and increased demands on the existing staff force these governments to become more creative and efficient with the execution of their mandates.
Despite the unfortunate discontinuation of the ICMA Insights program, ICMA remains committed to Performance Management. Local governments are under increasing pressure to be more transparent and accountable. Performance Management provides the framework for local governments to make this happen. Envisio, a cloud based strategy, performance management and reporting solution is committed to building an easy to use, robust solution to support our customers in aggregating, tracking, and reporting on their performance measures.
Congratulations to the ICMA Conference Committee for putting together another outstanding event. We look forward to meeting up again with everyone in ICMA 2017 in San Antonio, Texas!